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Hanson Urges Charities to Use Textgiving

Delyn MP David Hanson is urging local charities take full advantage ofJustTextGiving by Vodafone which was launched this week. 

Charities and individuals can now raise money using text messages with a service that is free to set up and run, with every penny donated going to charity.

Eighty-nine percent of adults carry a mobile, so there is a great opportunity to open up a new era of charitable giving using text donations. This programme is available to registered charities, large and small.

David Hanson said:

“This new scheme provides charities of all sizes in Flintshire with an easy and flexible way to increase donations. I would encourage charities to visitwww.justtextgiving.co.uk or ring my office on 01352 763159 for more details.”

  1. JustTextGiving by Vodafone enables charities to personalise their own unique 6-digit text code – called a VIC or Vodafone Individual Code – and receive donations of up to £10 per message by text. There are no set-up or running costs for the charity and no network charge for supporters.  Gift Aid can also be claimed on each donation. Registered charities can set up their codes from 9 May and individual fundraisers from 20 June. Vodafone is also offering a free marketing support pack for charities to help them to promote their new code.
  2. Until now, mobile fundraising has been only used by large charities for occasional campaigns due to the substantial set-up costs involved.  Up until the launch of JustTextGiving, 72% of charities were not using text fundraising, citing expense as a key barrier. But now registered charities can use a simple text message to fundraise – it takes just three steps to get going.  Full details are available atwww.justtextgiving.co.uk or by calling 0800 0521 081.