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Text to donate terms and conditions – monthly donations

How we use your personal information

Your privacy is important to us at Blind Veterans UK. Please read our privacy policy which sets out how we use and protect any information that you give to us.

Text TEA to 70007 to give £5 a month

  • Texts cost £5 per month plus 2 x standard rate messages (based on your service provider rates).
  • If you'd rather we didn't contact you again by SMS, please text TEA NO to 70007 or 70020 to donate £10 and not hear from us again. Please note, your network operator may charge you one message at your standard network rate. Alternatively, you can contact our Supporter Services team by phoning 0300 111 2233 or emailing us, including your mobile number in the email.

Text GIVE to 70455 to give £10 a month

  • Texts cost £10 per month plus 2 x standard rate messages (based on your service provider rates).
  • If you'd rather we didn't contact you again by SMS, please text TEA NO to 70020 to donate £10 and not hear from us again. Please note, your network operator may charge you one message at your standard network rate. Alternatively, you can contact our Supporter Services team by phoning 0300 111 2233 or emailing us, including your mobile number in the email.

Terms and conditions for all donations

  • Blind Veterans UK will receive 98% of each donation.
  • All gifts will go towards Blind Veterans UK’s vital work, and your donation will be used where the need is greatest.
  • This charity donation service enables you to donate and receive information about the work of Blind Veterans UK and by using it you agree that we may contact you in the future by SMS to let you know more about our work and other ways you can help, including how you can make another donation.
  • There is no limit on the number of times you may make a donation via text but there is a daily limit of £30 on text donations. You will not be able to donate more by text from the same number on the same day, but you may still incur your standard network message charge if you try.
  • This SMS service is being provided for Blind Veterans UK by Cymba Integrated Solutions Ltd, 110 Gloucester Ave, London NW1 8HX.

Gift Aid – Make your donation worth more for free

Donations made via text are eligible for Gift Aid. In order for us to reclaim the tax you have already paid on your gifts and make them worth 25% more, at no cost to you, call us on 0300 111 2233 or email supporter.services@BlindVeterans.org.uk, including your mobile number in the email, or complete the secure Gift Aid form.

General terms and conditions relating to all monthly text to donate campaigns

Your support is in your hands

This is a monthly subscription service where you receive a free text message the day before your gift is due. If you are happy to give, you don't need to do anything and your donation will come off that particular month's phone bill or your pay-as-you-go credit, plus you’ll be charged for one standard rate message.

Using SKIP

If you would prefer not to give, reply SKIP within 24 hours of receiving the text and we will not proceed with your donation for that month. You'll receive a message confirming that your payment will not be taken. You’ll be charged one standard rate text message.

If your phone is out of range or switched off when we send the first text, you don't need to worry. We will only take your gift 24 hours after we know that your phone has received our message.

See your gifts in action

We want you to see the difference your gifts are making, so we will sometimes send you links to images and other content that you can view on an internet-enabled phone or on your computer. We won't charge you for this content but, as with any mobile browsing, viewing it could mean you incur charges from your network provider.

Some important details

Blind Veterans UK will receive 100 per cent of each donation. All gifts will go towards our vital work with ex-Service men and women, helping them to rebuild their lives after sight loss. By using this service, you agree that Blind Veterans UK may contact you in the future via text (SMS) to let you know more about our work and other ways you can help, including how you can volunteer, or make a donation. But if you'd rather not hear from us in this way or would like to change how we communicate with you, please contact our Supporter Services team by calling 0300 111 22 33 or emailing us, including your mobile number in the email.

Ending your support

We hope that you won't cancel your gift and that you will use the SKIP system if you decide not to give in a particular month. However, if you want to end your gifts permanently, you can reply and text STOP to unsubscribe. You’ll be charged one standard rate text message.

In the event that any of our text messages cannot be delivered to you, your mobile network will try to redeliver the message for the next 14 days. If still unsuccessful we will stop trying for that month and try again next month as normal.

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