Text Santa 2014

The difference you made in 2014

An amazing £6,200,000 was raised in 2014 for our charities, giving hope to those in need at Christmas. Phillip Schofield kicked off the festivities with an epic 24-hour live broadcast that launched Text Santa in style, seeing him pay a visit to the Prime Minister, walk on glass, and teeter at the top of The Shard. The main show was a roaring success, with George Clooney joining the cast of Downton Abbey to lend his signature suave to the occasion.

We were thrilled to be able to give over £1million to each of our 6 charities, allowing them to fund much needed projects throughout the UK.

Thanks to your generous donations, Alzheimer’s Society were able to support over 3,600 people suffering from Dementia.

Guide Dogs trained 21 guide dog puppies to become life-changing companions for blind and partially-sighted people in the UK.

730 Marie Curie Cancer Care Helper volunteers were recruited to befriend and support over 1,200 people living with terminal illness.

Teenage Cancer Trust were able to provide 45,000 hours of specialist care to young people fighting cancer.

Over 900 seriously ill children, young people and their families were helped by WellChild nurses.

Together for Short Lives used the money to give 51,650 hours of care to children and their families at hospices across the country.