A HUDDERSFIELD charity is leading the way with a dynamic new method of giving money to charity.
The National Children Centre at Brian Jackson House has this week launched its own unique code which enables supporters to donate money by text from their mobile phone.
The charity is one of the first in the country to introduce the new donation method.
The scheme is called JustTextGiving by Vodafone, although charities and donators do not have to be Vodafone customers.
Supporters of the National Children Centre can make donations of up to £10 by texting the code NCC01 and either 1,2,3,4,5 or 10 (representing the number of pounds given) to the number 70070 from their mobile phones.
The new technology has been welcomed by charity organisers, as there are no set up or fundraising costs. People making donations are not charged for the text and every penny goes directly to the charity.
The Centre’s Kelle McParland said: “This is a wonderful way for us to raise money as it is speedy, simple and spontaneous.
“Most people have mobile phones these days, so we expect this to be very popular with our supporters.”
Details about how to use the scheme are available online from www.justtextgiving.co.uk