Donating by text - terms and conditions

Whether you have a question about our alumni programme or just want to let us know what you've been up to, we'd love to hear from you.


Telephone: +44 1752 588020

Development and Alumni Relations Office
University of Plymouth
113/114 Hepworth House
Drake Circus

Thank you for supporting us

Below you'll find the terms and conditions that apply to our text message donation service.

If you have any queries or complaints relating to the service, please contact us on +44 1752 588020 between 9:00–17:00, Monday to Friday.

The University of Plymouth is an exempt charity and registered for tax purposes with HMRC under reference number XN80875.

Graduation Gift Appeal

Regular donations

  • To make a regular donation of £3 per month to the University of Plymouth's Graduation Gift Appeal, text "PLYMOUTH" to 70660. The University of Plymouth receives 100% of your donation.
  • This is a subscription service and it will cost £3 per month until you reply with a "STOP" text.
  • In the first month, you'll be charged £3 plus one text message at your standard network rate. You'll be charged £3 each month thereafter.
  • We'll send you text messages at regular intervals which give you the option to either SKIP or STOP your donations.
  • If you wish to skip one of your monthly donations, please reply with SKIP. If you have SKIPPED for three consecutive months, your monthly donations are automatically stopped.
  • If you wish to stop your monthly donations, please reply with STOP.
  • If you do not reply with either SKIP or STOP within 24 hours of our message, your donation will be processed.
  • If you reply with SKIP or STOP you will be charged one text message at your standard network rate.
  • See below for important information applicable to all donations by text.

Brain Tumour Research

Single donation

  • To make a single donation of £3 to the University of Plymouth's Brain Tumour Research text "BRAIN" to 70660. 100% of your donations go to the University of Plymouth.
  • See below for "Important information applicable to all donations by text".

Important information applicable to all donations by text

Bill payer's permission: You must obtain permission from the bill payer before sending a text donation to us. If you are under 16 years old, you must have your parent or guardian's permission to send a text donation to us.

Charges: Charges will appear on your next mobile phone bill or be deducted from your pay-as-you-go credit.

Please enter the keywords and short codes correctly. If you text after the closing date for a specific appeal/campaign, or if the keyword or shortcode you text is incorrect, you will not make a donation but you may still be charged a message at your standard network rate. No refunds will be provided for the cost of any text made, or for any misdialled short codes or misspelled keywords.

Being contacted by us: By donating by text, you agree that the University of Plymouth may contact you (by phone, text message, email and/or post) in the future about our work, how you can help and talk to you about the Gift Aid scheme. If you'd rather we didn't get in touch, please call us on 01752 588020 or reply with a "NOCALL" text.

Gift Aid: Your donation may be eligible for Gift Aid. If you are a UK taxpayer, we can reclaim the tax you have paid on any charitable gift, as long as you have paid the equivalent amount of tax to the amount being reclaimed. This means we can claim an extra 25 pence for every eligible £1 donated, at no extra cost to you. We will send you a link to an online form after you have made a donation which gives you the opportunity to add Gift Aid to your donation. Please note that, as with any mobile browsing, you may incur charges from your network provider in viewing and submitting the Gift Aid form online.

UK mobiles only: Please note that you can donate from a UK mobile number only. You may incur additional network charges if you donate using this service from a UK mobile outside of the UK.

Donation limit: 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.

Liability: The University of Plymouth does not accept any responsibility whatsoever for any technical failure, malfunction, congestion, capacity issues or any other problem with any telephone, telephone network or line, system, server, provider or otherwise which may result in any text being lost, delayed or not properly received and recorded.

Your personal data: Your personal data will be handled in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and will only be used to process your donation(s), marketing purposes and to keep you informed about our fundraising, activities, events and services. We will not share your information with any third party organisations (other than the SMS service provider) except where such transfer is a necessary part of our activities, or we are required to do so by operation of law.

Contact us: If you have any queries or complaints relating to the service, please contact us on +44 1752 588020 between 9:00–17:00, Monday to Friday.

The SMS service is being provided for the University of Plymouth by Txt2give Limited (Reg. Co. No. NI073911) of Highbridge House, 23-25 High Street, Belfast, BT1 2AA.