Text Santa returns on UTV
Ant & Dec, Phillip Schofield & Holly Willoughby and Christine Bleakley & Paddy McGuinness will host this year’s Text charity appeal on Friday 20 December.
Stars of Coronation Street will perform a special version of "Fairytale of Weatherfield" accompanied by Shane MacGowan of The Pogues and there’s a promise of more exclusive live performances by “very special, mystery guests”.
Characters of Emmerdale will also appear in an exclusive sketch with a Text Santa twist and there’s a unique edition of Take Me Out with older people looking for their perfect partner for Christmas. Plus, celebrity messages and the cast of Big Reunion perform live and exclusive their cover of Wizzard’s Classic hit: ‘I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday’ all leading to a spectacular grand finale. All profits from sales of the Big Reunion single go to Text Santa.
This year’s charities are: Age UK, Barnardo’s, BeatBullying, British Heart Foundation, CLIC Sargent and Help the Hospices..
What your money could do?
£10 could enable a CLIC Sargent Play Specialist to spend an hour with a younger child who has been diagnosed with cancer.
£12 could cover the cost of a visit from an Age UK handy-person to help make an older person's home warmer & more energy efficient during the winter.
£20£20 could help the British Heart Foundation to provide an hour of heart nurse care, providing vital support to heart patients & their families.
£25 could allow Barnardo's to give a child a winter coat, & other essential warm clothing, to keep them healthy & protected from the cold throughout the winter.
£40 could enable Help the Hospices to have a nurse care for a patient & their family in their own home at Christmas.
£50 could allow BeatBullying to fully train a mentor aged 11-17 to help others both on and offline.
Find out how to donate here. Deadline for donations is 5pm on 10 January 2014.