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Holly returns to do her bit in a Christmas Knit for Text Santa!

16th November 2015

Holly returns to do her bit in a Christmas Knit for Text Santa!

Holly will be joined by Phillip Schofield, Stephen Mulhern, Christine Bleakley, Amanda Holden, Paddy McGuinness, Alesha Dixon, Caroline Flack and Olly Murs for the Christmas Jumper Day extravaganza!

Text Santa’s Christmas Jumper Day on the 18th December will see a range of programmes across ITV encouraging everyone to 'do your bit in a Christmas Knit' ahead of the Text Santa spectacular that night. See how you can get involved!

This year the aim is to raise money for three charities - Macmillan Cancer Support, Make-A-Wish® UK and Save The Children.

Holly's This Morning co-host Phillip will kick off the campaign on 1st December when he'll be making a blink-and-you-miss it appearance in every ITV show across the day from 6am to 10pm. Expect Pip to show up in the most unexpected of places!

You at home will have 10 minutes to Tweet his appearance using the hashtag #PipKnit to @ITVTextSanta to be in with a chance of winning tickets to watch this year’s live Text Santa appeal night at ITV Studios!

Text Santa’s Christmas Jumper Day on the 18th December will see a range of programmes across ITV encouraging everyone to 'do your bit in a Christmas Knit' ahead of the Text Santa spectacular that night.

Holly returns to do her bit in a Christmas Knit for Text Santa!

The fundraising has already started for many, and people can get a fundraising kit crammed with ideas from itv.com/textsanta. Ideas for ‘doing your bit in a Christmas Knit’ include attending a Christmas quiz at a local pub in a Christmas jumper and taking part in the main event on Christmas Jumper Day by wearing a Christmas jumper and donating to Text Santa.

The appeal hopes to inspire a whole army of fundraisers to raise more money than ever before. The money raised will go towards funding nurses and other essential workers so people affected by cancer get the support they need; granting wishes to enrich the lives of children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions and transforming children’s lives here and abroad to give hope to families in difficulty at Christmas.

Text Santa is now in its fifth year and has so far raised over £21million for UK charities. The annual appeal also helps to increase awareness of the vital work of our charity partners by using ITV’s reach to millions of viewers across the UK. 100% of the money will be shared equally amongst the Text Santa charities going directly to support their vital work. All donations to Save the Children’s international work will be matched pound for pound by the UK Government up to £5 million.

Last year, thanks to the public’s fantastic generosity, the money raised through Text Santa helped to provide 45,000 hours of specialist care to help young people fight cancer, support over 3,600 people suffering from dementia, and provide 51,650 hours of care to children and their families.

Supporting Text Santa for 2015 are appeal partners Primark, who will donate to the appeal for every Christmas Jumper sold from the 1st December to the 17th December.* Other appeal partners include Papa John’s, Vodafone, Twentieth Century Fox and department store Liberty.

Catch all the action with Holly for the live Text Santa appeal show on 18th December on ITV... with plenty more surprises in store!