This Friday on ITV we will be asking for your help to raise as much money as we can for our Text Santa campaign. Thanks to your generosity we raised more than £5 million last year to be divided between six charities.
One of the charities to benefit is the Alzheimer's Society. Our reporter Claire Manning has met one man who has been helped by the charity. He was diagnosed with dementia at the age of just 55.
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Thousands of volunteers have been helping pack shopping bags in supermarkets across the country to raise money for ITV's Text Santa appeal.
Our presenters Kylie Pentelow and Ian Axton were invited to take to the check outs too.
While Ian took to the task with relish, Kylie got into the festive spirit.
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Ian and Kylie have helped shoppers in Bristol pack their shopping bags for Text Santa.
Hundreds of stores across the country are taking part in the Big Bag Pack as part of Text Santa. The event last year raised £105,000.
The event hopes to encourage children and local communities to take part in volunteering, especially at a time of year when they can often forget there are people in need.
The Theatre Royal in Plymouth is getting ready to stage its Christmas production.
Elf the Musical opens tomorrow. It will be the European premiere of the show.
The finishing touches are being put to a massive garland at a Cornish country house.
The 90-foot garland at Cotehele on the banks of the River Tamar is decorated with 40,000 flowers. They were specially grown in the gardens of the National Trust property during the summer. Cotehele has featured festive decorations for centuries.
Dartmoor Zoo is appealing for unwanted Christmas trees. Keepers say they've already been inundated with trees, with people leaving them at the gates of the zoo. They'll be used in the enclosures to help provide an enriching environment for the animals.
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ITV annual Text Santa charity campaign concludes today with a takeover of ITV to raise money for six charities in the run up to Christmas.Read the full story ›
Joe Correa says he wanted to give back to St Luke's Hospice for the care it gave his late father when he wasy dying from throat cancerRead the full story ›