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Seriously ill teenager has dreams come true through Text Santa

ITV's Text Santa show gets underway on Friday and thousands of people have got involved to raise money for a good cause.

One of the charities to benefit from the show this year is Make-a-Wish. The charity grants wishes to children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions.

Jim Lynskey from Worcestershire has had numerous health problems from birth. But his dreams came true when he got to meet his favourite band. Watch Rajiv Popat's here:



Text Santa: how your donations helped last year

It's that time of year again, ITV's Text Santa which raises money for good causes is back. This year six chosen charities will benefit from your generosity, and in the next few weeks we'll be showing you how they plan to spend the money raised.

Last year, "Clic Sargent " was one of the charities to benefit from your Text Santa donations. Nancy Cole takes a look back at how the money raised last year has been spent.

There are six charities taking part this year and all money raised will be divided equally between them. For more details on how you can get involved visit the website.

  • Alzheimer's Society
  • Guide Dogs
  • Marie Curie Cancer Care
  • Teenage Cancer Trust
  • Together for Short Lives
  • WellChild
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