Over the last 26 years, the Telegraph Christmas charity appeal – our annual initiative with readers to raise funds for three deserving causes around the country – has raised more than £23m to improve the lives of those in need. *Enter one of our incredible prize draws for a suggested donation of £5. See terms and conditions. 88.4% of proceeds will be split equally between this year’s supported charities. 11.6% (including VAT) will be spent on administering the prize draws.