Phillip returns to do his bit in his Christmas Knit for Text Santa!

16th November 2015

Phillip will be joined by Holly Willoughby, 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.

Phillip will kick off the campaign on 1st December when he'll make a blink-and-you-miss it appearance (in a Christmas jumper of course) 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!

“I’m so excited about doing my bit in a Christmas knit and I get to wear a lot of Christmas jumpers throughout the campaign so I will have the ultimate Christmas jumper wardrobe!" says Phillip.

“Appearing in ITV’s iconic shows throughout one day this year is a fantastic opportunity to promote Text Santa’s Christmas Jumper Day and raise donations for this year’s very deserving charities, Macmillan Cancer Support, Make-A-Wish UK and Save The Children.”

The fundraising has already started for many, and people can get a fundraising kit crammed with ideas from 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.

Join Phillip and the gang for the live Text Santa appeal show on 18th December on ITV... with plenty more surprises in store!

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  • I've just seen Phillip in emmerdale in his advent Calendar jumper in David's new shop

  • Was Philip Schofield on Emmerdale last night?

  • Hello Phillip I just like to say i like your Christmas jumpers they suit you a lot I just like to say it was Friday 15th Jan when i met you i think it was 1958 do you still remmber that i still do i will never forget

  • I like to ask you if it is posable on Text Santa for this year could you put Michael Ball on your Programme to put your Joesph coat on just for half an hour just to see how it feels wearing it becouse he use to be in Joesph but never wore the coat so please can you do that for me. I have to say i would like to be on your show but i know that will not be easy.Micheal Ball can not take it of in till the time has finished. He can blame it on me.

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