Mobile users text cash to charity

A MORPETH charity is one of the first in the country to benefit from a free text donation service.

Barnabas Safe and Sound, which provides accommodation, training and support for vulnerable young people, as well as running local youth services, has signed up to JustTextGiving by Vodafone.

The scheme enables people to donate up to £10 by text without incurring network charges, meaning every penny donated goes to the charity.

UK taxpayers can even Gift Aid their donation.

It is hoped the system will help Barnabas to reach its fundraising target to buy a minibus.

Chief Executive Chris Menzies said: “The text giving scheme is a great way for us to raise money — it’s speedy, simple and spontaneous.”

To donate to the charity text BUZZ11 £10 (substituting the amount as required) to 70070.