The Cabinet Office have written to me to highlight the opportunity for all registered charities and individuals raising money for charities in the Rother Valley to take full advantage of JustTextGiving, developed by Vodafone on a not-for-profit basis. This is a service that allows charities and individuals to raise money via text message and provides a free, swift and convenient means of fundraising.
The service is free to set up, with every penny donated going to the charity, and works by allowing individuals to make donations by text message. Donations can be made by the customers of any network provider without network charges and gift aid can also be claimed on each donation. Vodafone do not profit from the service.
It is hoped such a service will encourage charitable donations, particularly among younger people, and it is estimated that text donations could be worth £96 million annually by 2014.
If any charities would like to take advantage of this service just follow the simple instructions at www.justtextgiving.co.uk