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Donations to the 2012 Text Santa appeal are now closed.
ITV's 2012 Text Santa appeal raised an enormous £873,330 for Age UK.
That money will be put to good use - helping to reconnect isolated older people with their communities, and funding vital services such as befriending visits and transport to local day centres.
We were one of six charities chosen by ITV to benefit from the 2012 Christmas appeal, which raised a whopping £5.2m+ overall.
Thank you so much for your incredible generosity.
You can check out the highlights of the event on ITV's Text Santa Page and register to become a volunteer for the 2013 Text Santa!
After losing both her husband and her daughter in a short space of time, 83 year-old Barbara became extremely lonely and isolated. In the UK today five million older people, just like Barbara, regard the TV as their main form of company.
Money raised by Text Santa will help Age UK tackle isolation and loneliness amongst older people, an issue that's never more pressing than at Christmas time.
Across the country Age UK befrienders and advisors, day centres, transport and social activities provide a lifeline to people who often have no where else to turn, as Win explains...
Win tells us about her journey - from receiving support at Age UK Barnsley, to becoming a volunteer herself.
More local Age UK stories...
Contact your local Age UK to find out about local services on offer. You can also read about our befriending service or call our advice line on 0800 169 6565.
Set your location to see what Age UK offers in your local area.
Exclusive videos for each day during December from Text Santa.
We know this time of the year is busy, so we’re not asking you to do anything extra, but to turn your existing plans into fundraisers! Get all the materials you’ll need from ITV..
Get your Text Santa Merchandise from ITV
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