About Text Santa

About Text Santa

Text Santa is ITV’s annual charity fundraiser appeal, raising money and awareness for six UK based charities each year.

Our aim is to improve the quality of life for vulnerable people in the UK by inspiring, engaging and empowering the nation to make a difference at Christmas time.

We are proud to say that 100% of donations made by our viewers are evenly distributed to our 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 our corporate giving, and not from our corporate partners or your contributions.

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has got involved to date for their brilliant support and help in raising almost £10 million for charity.

For more information about Text Santa visit our appeal site. For more information on where your money goes see our frequently asked questions.

Age UK

Age UK

Age UK has been selected again, having been one of the 2012 beneficiaries of Text Santa.

Age UK helps millions of people every year. No one should have to spend later life cold, lonely or in poverty – so Age UK provides vital information, advice and practical services to end needless suffering for older people.

Click here to visit the Age UK website.

Barnardo's

Barnardo's

The staff and volunteers work in the heart of local communities across the UK, providing vital care for disadvantaged children living in deprived circumstances.

They transform the lives of the most vulnerable children in society by offering emergency and long-term support for families living in poverty; by providing specialist care for children with disabilities, delivering vocational training for young people who have struggled with mainstream education and by offering support and protection to children facing abuse.

Today in the UK, 1 in 4 children live in poverty. This is a shocking situation that cannot be allowed to go on. With your support this Christmas, Barnardos can help the most vulnerable children in the UK turn their lives around and break out of the vicious cycle of poverty.

Click here to visit the Barnardo's website.

BeatBullying

BeatBullying

BeatBullying is a bullying prevention charity, campaigning to make bullying unacceptable and providing support for children and young people affected by bullying.

They empower young people to mentor each other, in their communities and online and give them the support of specialist adult advisers and counsellors.

They also provide support for parents and professionals working with young people, helping them to develop strategies to prevent bullying.

Click here to visit the BeatBullying website.

British Heart Foundation

British Heart Foundation

Coronary heart disease is the UK’s single biggest killer. For over 50 years they’ve pioneered research that’s transformed the lives of people living with heart and circulatory conditions.

Their work has been central to the discoveries of vital treatments that are changing the fight against heart disease. But so many people still need help. From babies born with life threatening heart problems to the many Mums, Dads and Grandparents who survive a heart attack and endure the daily battles of heart failure.

They fund BHF nurses who offer invaluable medical and emotional support to heart patients and their families, enabling many to manage their condition at home, improve their confidence and maintain their independence.

Click here to visit the British Heart Foundation website.

CLIC Sargent

CLIC Sargent

Every day, 10 children and young people in the UK hear the shocking news they have cancer. Treatment normally starts immediately, is often given many miles from home and can last for up to three years.

CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families. They provide clinical, practical, financial and emotional support to help them cope with cancer and get the most out of life. They are there from diagnosis onwards and aim to help the whole family deal with the impact of cancer and its treatment, life after treatment and, in some cases, bereavement.

Click here to visit the CLIC Sargent website.

Registered charity numbers

Age UK

Registered number (England & Wales) - 1128267
Registered number (Scotland) - Not registered in Scotland

Barnardo's

Registered number (England & Wales) - 216250
Registered number (Scotland) - SC037605

BeatBullying

Registered number (England & Wales) - 1097631
Registered number (Scotland) - Not registered in Scotland

British Heart Foundation

Registered number (England & Wales) - 225971
Registered number (Scotland) - SC039426

CLIC Sargent

Registered number (England & Wales) - 1107328
Registered number (Scotland) - SC039857

Help the Hospices

Registered number (England & Wales) - 1014851
Registered number (Scotland) - SC041112