Text to Donate

You can donate to BBC Children in Need by texting a keyword to one of the donation numbers below.

In 2017 we received over 1 million text donations from you, resulting in more than £13M money raised.

Thank you!

Donate to BBC Children in Need

Text word and numberAmountCampaign close date
DONATE to 70405£531st January 2019
DONATE to 70410£1031st January 2019
DONATE to 70420£2031st January 2019
DONATE to 70430£3031st January 2019

Donate to Countryfile Ramble for BBC Children in Need

Text word and numberAmountCampaign close date
RAMBLE to 70405£531st December 2018
RAMBLE to 70410£1031st December 2018
RAMBLE to 70420£2031st December 2018

Donate to BBC Radio Stoke for BBC Children in Need

Text word and numberAmountCampaign close date
FIVE to 70405£531st December 2018

Donate to The One Show team’s Rickshaw Challenge for BBC Children in Need

Text word and numberAmountCampaign close date
TEAM to 70405£531st December 2018
TEAM to 70410£1031st December 2018
TEAM to 70420£2031st December 2018
TEAM to 70430£3031st December 2018

Donate to BBC Radio 2 for BBC Children in Need

Text word and numberAmountCampaign close date
RADIO to 70405£531st December 2018
RADIO to 70410£1031st December 2018

Donate to BBC Radio Cymru for BBC Children in Need

Text word and numberAmountCampaign close date
PUMP to 70405£531st December 2018

Donate to BBC Radio Lancashire for BBC Children in Need

Text word and numberAmountCampaign close date
POWER to 70405£531st December 2018

Donate to BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 1 Xtra & the BBC Asian Network for BBC Children in Need

Text word and numberAmountCampaign close date
CHILD to 70405£531st December 2018

Donate to BBC Children in Need Rocks

Text word and numberAmountCampaign close date
GIVE to 70405£531st December 2018
GIVE to 70410£1031st December 2018
GIVE to 70420£2031st December 2018
GIVE to 70430£3031st December 2018

Terms and Conditions

1. Text messages cost £5/£10/£20/£30, plus your standard network message charge (based on your service provider rates). This service can only be used from a UK mobile and does not include Channel Islands or Isle of Man mobile networks. If you donate using this service from a UK mobile abroad you may incur additional network charges. Donations can be made online all year round at bbc.co.uk/pudsey.

2. Your support will result in a £5/£10/£20/£30 donation to BBC Children in Need (a registered charity in England and Wales, number 802052 and in Scotland, number SC039557) for each text message you send.

3. Where calls to donate are associated with challenges, your donations are independent of the success or failure of the challenge.

4. The following mobile network operators have waived their charges in order to allow the full £5/£10/£20/£30 cost of the reply confirmation text messages (described below) to go entirely to support BBC Children in Need: 3, O2, Virgin, EE, Vodafone, Sky. In addition, HM Treasury have confirmed that no VAT should be charged on these donations.

5. You can send a text message between 10.00 on 5th September 2018 and 23.59 on the campaign closing date stated in the table above. Please ensure you spell the keyword correctly and send your text message to the correct number, however, if we, acting reasonably believe you are trying to donate, we will still take the donation even if you entered the keyword incorrectly.

6. If your keyword and short code are valid, as explained above, and your text message is received within the specified times and dates, you will be charged £5/£10/£20/£30 via the reply confirmation text message (or two reply messages for the £20 donation and three reply messages for the £30 donation on some networks) and your donation will go to BBC Children in Need (with the exception of Vodafone and EE customers, as below). It may take some time for you to receive the confirmation text messages. Each valid text you send will result in a charge of £5/£10/£20/£30 plus your standard network message charge, regardless of when you receive your confirmation text messages. Any repeat texts will result in repeat donations. If you are donating by texting 70420, you may receive one or two reply messages depending on your mobile network. This is normal and a consequence of their billing processes. This will show on your bill as either a single charge of £20 or two charges of £10. If you are donating by texting 70430, you may receive one or three reply messages depending on your mobile network. This is normal and a consequence of their billing processes. This will show on your bill as either a single charge of £30 or three charges of £10. If you are a Vodafone or EE customer, your donations across all short codes listed above are taken directly from your bill based on your donation text messages sent. The confirmation message is a free message to you.

7. If you are a UK taxpayer, we can claim an additional 25p in Gift Aid from the Government for every £1 you donate. And it doesn't cost you a penny! To help us claim this, we may send you a follow up text to ask if you want to Gift Aid your donation. For us to claim Gift Aid, you must pay UK income or capital gains tax in the current tax year (this does not include VAT or council tax) at least equal to the amount reclaimed on all your charitable donations and understand that, if you pay less income tax or capital gains tax in the current tax year than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all your charity donations, it is your responsibility to pay any difference. Find out more about Gift Aid. If you click the link in the text message you will be taken to a site to complete the Gift Aid declaration and have the option to sign up to keep up to date about children we support and fundraising news. Please read the details carefully before submission. You will not automatically be added to any marketing databases if we send you this follow up text.

8. Fonix Mobile Limited provides the text donation service for us. Your information will be collected by Fonix Mobile Limited on behalf of BBC Children in Need and will only be used to process your donation, provide receipts, process any refunds as necessary, processing Gift Aid claims and in order to help analyse our income. Any additional information provided as part of the Gift Aid declaration will only be used for the purpose of claiming Gift Aid and in order to help analyse our income. To find out more about how we will use your information, including how we use it if you sign up to keep up to date about children we support and fundraising news, see our Privacy Policy or contact pudsey@bbc.co.uk.

9. If your keyword or short code is invalid, or if your message is received outside the times and dates of the service, you may not receive a confirmation text message or messages but may still be charged your standard network message charge. You will not be charged the £5/£10/£20/£30 donation as you will not be donating to BBC Children in Need. However if you receive confirmation text messages then you will be donating to BBC Children in Need: you will have been charged your standard network message rate and charged the £5/£10/£20/£30 donation.

10. If you enter the keyword incorrectly, but your text message is sent to 70405/70410/70420/70430, and we, acting reasonably, believe you are trying to donate, you may still be charged £5/£10/£20/£30 via confirmation text messages, in which case your donation will still be made to BBC Children in Need.

11. You can donate by text to 70405 a maximum of 6 times each day from the same mobile telephone number (midnight to midnight). If you try to donate more than 6 times in a day using the same keyword from the same mobile, you will still be charged your standard network rate, but will not be charged £5 for a confirmation text message and will not be donating to BBC Children in Need. For the avoidance of doubt this maximum is placed on the text messages sent with the same keyword to the same short code.

12. You can donate by text to 70410 a maximum of 3 times each day from the same mobile telephone number (midnight to midnight). If you try to donate more than 3 times in a day using the same keyword from the same mobile, you will still be charged your standard network rate, but will not be charged £10 for a confirmation text message and will not be donating to BBC Children in Need. For the avoidance of doubt this maximum is placed on the text messages sent with the same keyword to the same short code.

13. You can donate by text to 70420 a maximum of 1 time each day from the same mobile telephone number (midnight to midnight). If you try to donate more than once in a day using the same keyword from the same mobile, you will still be charged your standard network rate, but will not be charged £20 for confirmation text messages and will not be donating to BBC Children in Need. For the avoidance of doubt this maximum is placed on the text messages sent with the same keyword to the same short code. Also note, pre-paid customers with insufficient credit may only be charged £10.

14. You can donate by text to 70430 a maximum of 1 time each day from the same mobile telephone number (midnight to midnight). If you try to donate more than once in a day using the same keyword from the same mobile, you will still be charged your standard network rate, but will not be charged £30 for confirmation text messages and will not be donating to BBC Children in Need. For the avoidance of doubt this maximum is placed on the text messages sent with the same keyword to the same short code. Also note, pre-paid customers with insufficient credit may only be charged £10 or £20.

15. If you would like to contribute a different amount to BBC Children in Need, you can donate online on our website at bbc.co.uk/pudsey.

16. All supporters must obtain permission from the bill payer before sending a text message. If you are under 16 years old, you must have your parent or guardian’s permission to send a text donation to us.

17. The BBC, BBC Children in Need and their sub-contractors, subsidiaries and/or agencies cannot accept any responsibility whatsoever for any technical failure or malfunction or any other problem with any telephone network or line, system, server, provider or otherwise which may result in any text not being properly received.

18. To find out more about BBC Children in Need, or if you have questions about this service, please go to bbc.co.uk/pudsey or call the BBC Children in Need Helpdesk on 0345 609 0015 (Monday to Friday 9:00 – 17:00). Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles will apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider’s call package.

19. The text donation service is provided by Fonix Mobile Limited. If you have any queries regarding the service, please contact Fonix at the following email address: care@fonix.com or write to Fonix Mobile Limited, 23 Heddon Street, London, W1B 4BQ or call on the following Helpline Number: 0208 114 7001 (Monday to Friday 9:00 - 17:30).

20. BBC Children in Need is a registered charity, number 802052 (England and Wales) SC039557 (Scotland).

21. BBC and BBC Children in Need reserve the right to change these terms and conditions at any time without notice. We will post our updated terms and conditions on this website so please check regularly for any revisions. The applicable law is that of England and Wales.