Terms and conditions for SMS donations

To donate £5 to CAFOD, text Fast17 £5 to 70070

The Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD) is the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales and part of Caritas International. Charity no 1160384 and a company limited by guarantee no 9387398.

This SMS service is being provided for CAFOD by JustTextGiving by Vodafone.

All text donations are free, and won't come out of any inclusive texts you have as part of your price plan – even if you're not with Vodafone. You just pay the cost of your donation.

100 percent of your donation will be received by CAFOD.

When you make a text donation, if you are pay as you go it will be deducted from your mobile phone credit. If you are on a phone contract it will be added to your mobile phone bill. In both cases you won't pay any VAT on your donation.

If you are a UK tax payer, you can add Gift Aid to your donation by following the instructions JustTextGiving by Vodafone send you by text

You must obtain permission from the bill payer and be 16 years old or over to send a text donation.

CAFOD will not be liable for delays or failures in receipt of any SMS messages, as delivery is subject to transmission from your network operator and processing by your mobile phone device.

Please note that you can donate from a UK registered mobile only. You cannot donate using this service from a Channel Islands, Isle of Man or other non-UK mobile. If you donate using this service from a UK mobile outside England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, you may incur network charges.

Data obtained from you in connection with this SMS service may include your mobile number, your carrier's name (your mobile phone provider) and the date, the time and content of your messages and other information that you may provide JustTextGiving.

You can also gift aid your donation. Once you send your text to donate, Vodafone will reply to confirm that they have received it. They will include a link to an online form. If you have a smartphone, click on the link to claim Gift Aid and/or leave a message. Alternatively, you can copy the link into a web browser on your PC/laptop or tablet and fill the form in there.

As text donations are charged to your mobile phone bill or taken from your pay as you go credit, you'll need to contact your mobile phone provider directly to arrange a refund.

If you wish to discuss this mobile payment, please call 0303 303 3030 (Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 5:30pm)


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