Text Santa is ITV’s annual fundraising appeal that aims to give hope to families in difficulty.

From helping those families affected by crisis, to granting wishes to children fighting life-threatening conditions, to funding nurses so those with cancer get the care they need, we’ll give hope to families here in the UK and overseas.

Since first launched in 2011, more than £21 million has been raised in support of 22 different charities and significant awareness around the vital work each charity contributes.

We are proud to say that when you make a text, phone or bank donation to Text Santa, it will be shared equally between our charities chosen to benefit from Text Santa that year. 100% of your donations will be shared equally amongst Macmillan Cancer Support, Make-A-Wish® UK and Save the Children, going directly to support vital work both in the UK and abroad.

More information and frequently asked questions about the appeal can be found here.

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has been involved to date for their brilliant support and help.