We have been celebrating the official launch of the Text Santa appeal by participating in a world record attempt on This Morning.
We took to the track at Kempton Racecourse to break the world record for largest number of pantomime horses taking part in a 100m dash. If you missed the race, fear not. You can see us breaking the current world record along with our fellow Text Santa charities and supporters on ITV player.
As well as horsing around this morning, we can now share lots of exciting news about what's happening on the night and other upcoming activities.
On the night…
For one night only, popstar Cheryl Cole will appear in a Coronation Street Skit. Cheryl will arrive in Weatherfield and head for the Rovers Return, looking for her childhood friend, barmaid Tina. Appearing with Cheryl will be Corrie regulars including Tina (Michelle Keegan) Steve (Simon Gregson), Michelle (Kym Marsh), and Kirk (Andy Whyment).
The Text Santa entertainment extravaganza will also feature an exclusive performance by Robbie Williams, plus other special guest performances to be announced shortly.
Throughout the night, we will get a chance to share our story with Text Santa as chat show host, Jonathan Ross, examines the work we do.
This month also sees the launch of the Text Santa online Advent Calendar, with exclusive messages and behind-the-scenes footage including Corrie stars preparing for ‘Fairytale In Weatherfield’ and Strictly’s Len Goodman and choreographer Arlene Phillips provide tips for Christmas Dancing.
Launching on the 8 December is a special Text Santa eBay auction site which will feature popular items from a Torvill and Dean ice-skating tutorial on the Dancing on Ice set, to One Direction signed merchandise. We have got some extra special items donated to us from our lovely supporters Amy Childs and Lee Mears so be sure to check it out.
9 December, sees the launch of Text Santa’s ‘Big Volunteer day’ with opportunities to help someone near you.
How to donate…
To donate £5 text SANTA to 70070. Every penny of your donation will be distributed equally between the six charities.