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The Sun & The Times launch Christmas appeals

With both the titles' appeals launching this week, The Times' initiative will benefit a trio of charities while The Sun focuses on its annual 'Smiles at Christmas' campaign.

The three charities The Times is raising money for are the Ellen MacArthur Trust for children suffering from cancer, The Alzheimer's Society and Children on the Edge; set up to help the most vulnerable Rohingya refugees who have fled to Bangladesh by providing education and protection in refugee camps.

Meanwhile, The Sun is calling on its readers to donate to CLIC Sargent, which supports around 3,800 children and young people over Christmas, both in hospital and at home.

Donations to the cancer charity, which has helped an estimated 35,254 children with cancer and their families, will go towards funding accommodation near hospitals around the country.

The 2017 campaign will also pay for specialist nurses who look after the children and organise parties for the poorest, along with support for families.

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by Liz Jaques 07/12/17

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