We raised over £5.2 million for our six UK based charities!
We exceeded the 2011 total by over £1.1 million and the money will go to our six specially chosen charities – Age UK, Anthony Nolan, Carers UK, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Together for Short Lives and Whizz-Kidz – who give life-changing help to vulnerable people throughout the UK.
Hosts Ant & Dec, Philip Schofield, Holly Willoughby and Christine Bleakley were joined by Paddy McGuinness for the live show, which was broadcast on 21st December 2012 and was watched by a peak audience of 6.2 million people.
What makes Text Santa truly unique is the visibility of the charities we are supporting. Raising awareness of their presence and services within our viewer's local communities. As a result it's not only the public's donations that the charities benefit from, but an increase in volunteers, visitors to their shops and websites and in many cases a longer term relationship that is formed with people in their community.
Thank you to everyone who made a difference in supporting the appeal.