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Text to donate: Terms and conditions

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What you're charged and what the ICR receives

For donation texts, you will be charged the amount of the donation plus the standard text message rate specified by your network provider. The ICR receives 100% per £1 donated in this way.

The standard network charge for text messages is at your network provider's rates. If the keyword or short code you text are incorrect, you may still be charged a message at your standard network rate. However you won't be charged by us for the donation as you won't be donating to the ICR.

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.

How will my donation be used

Your donation will help us continue to carry out world-leading research into cancer drug discovery and smarter, kinder treatments.

Find out more about what we do, or see a detailed breakdown of how we’ve spent our income in our annual reports.

Where and on what devices can text-to-donate be used?

Please note that you can donate from a UK 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 additional network charges.

Who can use text-to-donate?

You 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 the ICR.

Data protection

Your data will be handled in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and will only be used if you have given consent to keep you informed about our fundraising, activities, events and services.

Your details will be kept securely and only shared with our suppliers or partners who work either on our behalf or with us to deliver and improve services for people affected by cancer. We never sell or swap your details with third parties.

For more information on how we will use and protect your personal data please see our Privacy Policy.

How to contact us

If you have any queries about text-to-donate, please:

  • Telephone: 0207 153 5387 Monday to Friday between 9am – 5pm (call charges apply)
  • Email: [email protected]

The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) was designated an exempt charity under the Exempt Charities Order 1962. 

The ICR derives its status from being part of the University of London which has a Royal Charter and falls within the purview of the Privy Council (not the Charity Commissioners). Exempt charities are precluded from also being registered charities by the Charities Act 1993 and these do not have a registered number.

The ICR’s Exempt Reference number is: x90004.

How to unsubscribe from future marketing

If you have opted in to receiving future communications from the ICR, we may contact you about our work and donating on the mobile you used to donate, and for some campaigns soon after you donate we may try to contact you to ask for Gift Aid.

We want to ensure we communicate with you in line with your preferences. To opt out of future marketing contact, please either text NOINFO to 70140 within an hour of sending your text message (this will be charged at your network's standard message rate).

After this, please contact our Supporter Care team on 020 153 5387 or email [email protected]. In addition you will be offered an option to opt out during each future marketing contact.

Service provider

This charitable donation service is being provided for The Institute of Cancer Research by instaGiv of Highbridge House, 23-25 High Street, Belfast BT1 2AA.

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