Text to donate

Find out more about donating by text to the British Red Cross. 

Donating to the Ukraine Crisis Appeal 

If you’re donating to us as part of the Ukraine Crisis Appeal, please note that the Ukraine Crisis Appeal will support people in areas currently affected and those potentially affected in the future by the crisis. In the event that we raise more money than can be reasonably and efficiently spent, any surplus funds will be used to help us prepare for and respond to other humanitarian disasters anywhere in the world. For more information visit our Disaster Fund Appeal page


Text-to-donate promotions 

You can give to our General Funds Appeal by using your mobile.  

By texting the KEYWORD to the short number shown, you will be opting in to hear from the British Red Cross by phone and by text about how your gifts are helping and how you can donate and help in other ways. To give without consenting to marketing, text the KEYWORD, followed by NO for example HELP NO. 

Or you can reply STOP to the text message you receive when you make your gift. 

For more information on giving by text – please scroll to the bottom of the page to read our full Terms and Conditions.  


General Fund 

Text GIVE10 or GIVE10 NO to 70141 to donate £10 

Text GIVE20 or GIVE20 NO to 70141 to donate £20 

Text GIVE30 or GIVE30 NO to 70141 to donate £30 

The British Red Cross will use your donation wherever the need is greatest, both internationally and in the UK. Texts cost the donation amount plus 1 standard message and you must have the bill payer's permission.

Donations are taken from your phone in multiples of £10. If you donate more than £10 in one go, your donation will appear on your phone bill as up to three separate charges, each of up to £10.

Regular giving by text 

Have you chosen to make a regular donation by text? Then we’ll send you a text each month as a reminder. 

You can choose to skip a month’s payment by texting SKIP to 70002. This must be done within 24 hours of receiving the reminder. 

You can stop your monthly £3 or £5 donation at any time. Just text STOP to 70002 or call 0203 282 7862. 

Viewing our online content on a mobile phone may incur data charges. Texting SKIP or STOP will be charged at your network’s standard rate. 


Donating by text: Terms and conditions

The donation will be added to your next phone bill, plus your standard network text charge. 

Donations are taken from your phone in multiples of £10. If you donate more than £10 in one go, your donation will appear on your phone bill as up to three separate charges, each of up to £10.

We’ll receive 100 per cent of your £1.50/£3/£5/£10/£20/£30 donation. 

You cannot donate from a mobile phone in the Channel Islands or Isle of Man, or from outside of the UK. 

If the keyword or short code you text is invalid, you may still be charged your standard network message charge. You’ll not be charged for a donation as you’ll not be donating to the British Red Cross. 

If you send a text in error to British Red Cross numbers (70141) it’s likely that you’ll be charged if the keyword in your text is ‘active’. 

You’ll know the keyword is active if you receive a text from the British Red Cross to confirm the donation. 

If this has happened, please contact your network directly to claim a refund. 

If your network will not refund the donation, you should contact the British Red Cross. 

However, we’ll not be able to make the refund until the payment has cleared in our account. This may take over 90 days. 

If we raise more money than can reasonably be spent on relief work for a specific appeal, we’ll use your donation to respond to humanitarian disasters elsewhere. 

Any donations we receive to short codes or keywords that we are no longer promoting may also be used wherever the need is greatest. 

All supporters must obtain permission from the bill payer before sending a text message. If you are under 16, you must have your parent or guardian's permission to send a text donation to the British Red Cross. 

You’ll only receive future marketing texts and/or telephone calls from us if you have agreed to this. 

Please remember to read the terms and conditions. Text STOP to the message you receive from us should you no longer wish to receive texts from the British Red Cross. You may be charged for this text at your standard text rate. To stop our texts, you can also call us free on 0800 2800 491 or email supportercare@redcross.org.uk. 

You can donate a maximum of £10 in one text donation and no more than £30 in any 24-hour period. These restrictions are imposed by the mobile network operators. 

Gift Aid 

If you are a UK Taxpayer, please consider furthering your support through Gift Aid, which allows us to claim an extra 25p from every £1 you give, including your text donations.

You just need to have paid enough tax to cover the donations you make in the tax year. 

Gift Aid your donations

To find out more about text-to-donate promotions, get in touch

Phone number:

0300 456 1155 

Calls charged at your phone operator’s UK landline rate