Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield for Text Santa.

Text Santa takes over ITV

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.

Man raises money for Plymouth hospice

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 cancer

Beating bullies via the web

One of the Text Santa charities Beatbullying is a website which offers online counselling for victims of bullying

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Helping the elderly all year

This week we've been telling you about the charities you can support through ITVs Text Santa Campaign and tonight we focus on Age UK.

The charity provides all sorts of assistance to older people so they don't have to be housebound or lonely at any time of the year, and certainly not at Christmas.

John Andrews reports:-

100% of donations made by viewers are evenly distributed to ITV's chosen charities within three months of each televised appeal.

All Text Santa operating costs including staffing and the programme itself are funded directly by ITV as part of its corporate giving and not from corporate partners or viewer contributions.

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Text Santa: Marie Curie nurses care for terminally ill cancer patients and their families at home

Marie Curie Cancer Care is one of six charities to benefit from Text Santa - ITV's Christmas fundraiser. Marie Curie nurses help care for terminally ill patients in their homes, and offer emotional support to families. Catherine Le Roy is one such nurse.

For more information on Marie Curie Cancer Care click here

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