Monday 19th January 2015

UK

The fourth annual Text Santa appeal has been the most successful ever, increasing the total raised by a massive 20% on the 2013 campaign. Being one of the six chosen UK-based charities, Teenage Cancer Trust will receive a cheque for more than £1,000,000 from ITV’s Text Santa. 

Ant & Dec said:

Text Santa is such a great appeal and this year the British public have surpassed previous efforts with this amazing total.  We love being involved with Text Santa, and this year we are delighted that each of the UK charities will receive over £1 million.

Siobhan Dunn, CEO at Teenage Cancer Trust: “Being part of this year’s Text Santa has been an amazing experience and we want to say a huge thank you to the wonderful Text Santa team and everyone who has given so generously. We rely on donations to fund our vital work and yet for every young person with cancer we help there is another we currently can’t reach. The money raised will allow us to offer our specialist care and support to more young people so they don’t face a cancer diagnosis feeling frightened and isolated.”