Charity donations using mobile SMS texts

Whether you just want to make a charitable donation or you have unused PAYG mobile phone credit left before porting your number, you have the option to donate to a number of charities via SMS text message.

This is done by texting a keyword to a shortcode SMS number. A set amount is then taken directly from your PAYG credit or charged to your mobile contract account.

Below is a list (in alphabetical order) of some of the charities that accept donations by SMS text messaging.

Charity How to Donate
Breast Cancer Care provides a range of information and support services for anyone affected by breast cancer, including friends and family of the person diagnosed and breast care health professionals.

Text CARE to 70300 to give £5.

Texts cost £5 plus one standard network message rate. Breast Cancer Care receives 100% of your donation.

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is a charity organisation in the United Kingdom, founded in 1961 by a group of medical professionals, who were concerned about the increasing death rate from cardiovascular disease.

It is the single biggest funder of cardiovascular research in the UK, for the causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of heart and circulatory disease.

Text FIGHT to 70123 to donate £3.

Text costs £3 plus one standard rate SMS. BHF will receive 100% of your donation.

If you have any questions about your gift call 020 3282 7863.

The British Red Cross Society is the United Kingdom body of the worldwide neutral and impartial humanitarian network the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

At the heart of their work is providing help to people in crisis, both in the UK and overseas. The Red Cross is committed to helping people without discrimination, regardless of their ethnic origin, nationality, political beliefs or religion.

Text HELP to 70600 to donate £10.

Your text donation will cost £10 plus your network's standard rate.

The British Red Cross will receive 100% of your donation.

Cancer Research UK is a cancer research and awareness charity in the United Kingdom, formed on 4 February 2002 by the merger of The Cancer Research Campaign and the Imperial Cancer Research Fund.

Its aim is to reduce the number of deaths from cancer. As the world's largest independent cancer research charity it conducts research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease.

Text BEAT to 70200 to donate £3.

Texts charged at £3 plus a standard rate text (age 16+, UK mobiles only).

Add NOINFO to your text to opt out of news from Cancer Research UK.

Diabetes UK is a British-based patient, healthcare professional and research charity that cares for, connects with and campaigns on behalf of all people affected by and at risk of diabetes.

Text PROGRESS to 70300 to donate £3.

Texts cost £3 plus your standard network rate text.

Guide Dogs provides help to thousands of blind and partially sighted people across the UK through the provision of guide dogs, mobility and other rehabilitation services. They also campaign for the rights of those with visual impairments and invest in eye disease research.

Give £5 by texting Pups to 70800.

98% of proceeds go to Guide Dogs. Texts cost £5 plus standard network rate.

The Mental Health Foundation is a British charitable organisation that provides information, carries out research, and campaigns to improve services for people affected by mental health problems. It also incorporates the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities.

Text THRIVE to 70300 to donate £3.

Text FIVER to 70100 to donate £5.

Texts are charged at your standard network rate.

Mind is a mental health charity in England and Wales, founded in 1946 as the National Association for Mental Health (NAMH).

Mind offers information and advice to people with mental health problems and lobbies government and local authorities on their behalf. It also works to raise public awareness and understanding of issues relating to mental health.

Text MIND to 70660 to donate £3.

Text costs £3 plus network charge. Mind receives 100% of your donation.

Customer care telephone number: 020 8215 2243.

Rethink Mental Illness is a charity that believes a better life is possible for the millions of people affected by mental Illness. Since 1972, they have brought people together to support each other through their services, groups and campaign.

Text RETHINK to 70300 to donate £3.

Texts cost £3 plus one standard network message rate. Rethink Mental Illness receives 100% of your donation.

Save the Children is an international non-governmental organisation that promotes children's rights, provides relief and helps support children in developing countries.

It was established in the United Kingdom in 1919 in order to improve the lives of children through better education, health care, and economic opportunities, as well as providing emergency aid in natural disasters, war, and other conflicts.

Text SAVE5 to 70008 to donate £5.

To donate £3 a month, text STC to 70002.

To donate £5 monthly, text STC to 70088.

The Stroke Association is the UK's leading stroke charity changing the world for people affected by stroke.

More people than ever are benefiting from cutting-edge treatments and making full recoveries. More people now understand the need to seek emergency treatment for stroke.

Text Stroke 5 to 70300 and donate £5.

Texts cost £5 plus your standard network rate. The Stroke Association will receive 100% of your gift.

UNICEF (United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund) was created to provide emergency food and healthcare to children and mothers in countries devastated by war.

UNICEF works towards ensuring that every child should have clean water, food, health care, education, and a safe environment in which to grow up.

Text DONATE to 70099 to give £5.

Your text donation will cost £5 plus your network's standard rate.

UNICEF UK will receive 100% of your donation.

WaterAid works in partnership with local organisations around the world to help poor communities establish sustainable water supplies and to promote safe hygiene practices.

Text SAFEWATER to 70300 to donate £3.

Texts cost £3 plus one standard network message rate. WaterAid receives 100% of your donation.

The Wildlife Aid Foundation is dedicated to the rescue, care and rehabilitation of sick, injured and orphaned wild animals. Established in 1980, the charity’s veterinary wildlife hospital deals with more than 20,000 wildlife emergencies every year.

Text WILD5 to 70300 to donate £5, or to 70500 to make an ongoing £5 monthly donation.

Texts cost £5 plus your standard network charge.