Text Santa, ITV’s annual charity fundraiser, is coming back in December 2013 to raise money and awareness for another six UK based charities - Age UK, Barnardo's, BeatBullying, British Heart Foundation, Clic Sargent and Help the Hospices.
The appeal has raised nearly £10 million for charities since it started in 2011, and last year saw hosts Ant & Dec, Phillip Schofield, Holly Willoughby, Christine Bleakley and Paddy McGuinness broadcasting all the festive fun to 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 and get ready for Text Santa 2013!