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Reader letter: We don’t want to text to donate

PUBLISHED: 15:19 26 March 2018 | UPDATED: 15:19 26 March 2018

Texting to donate is popular nowadays, but this reader does not approve. (Picture: Thinkstock)

Texting to donate is popular nowadays, but this reader does not approve. (Picture: Thinkstock)

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One reader is fed up with charities encouraging people to text to donate and would rather give money in other ways.

Once again an appeal was made on television for Sport Relief. However, it appears donations can only be made by text, ie “To donate £10 text mum to a certain number, £20 text mum to another number.”

I, like many others do not text and it appears many such appeals are now made without giving a telephone number excluding me from donating. How much are they missing out by continuing this practice?

A number of us senior citizens only keep their mobile phones in the car for emergencies and there it stays. We prefer to use our landlines if we wish to contact our friends.

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