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What you need to know about fundraising and Missing People

We are here to answer your questions about the level of care you might expect to receive when fundraising for, or making a donation to, Missing People. 

Give time

Use the Search Directory to find out who is missing in your area or volunteer for Missing People.

Give socially

Join the Search by following us on Facebook or Twitter. The more people who share our missing people appeals with friends online, the more chance we have of finding them.

Give anything

Let us know how you are supporting Missing People! Call us on 0800 MISSING (647 7464) or email supporters@missingpeople.org.uk and tell us how you can help.

Donating via text is a quick and simple way to donate to Missing People and support those missing and their families.

What you will be charged and what Missing People will receive

What your donation supports

Donation by regular monthly giving

Using text to donate

Where you can text-to-donate

Data protection

Gift Aid

Liability

How to unsubscribe

Service Provider

What you will be charged and what Missing People will receive

For all donations received from text donating, Missing People receives 100% of the donation. For each donation text you send, you will be charged the donation amount plus any associated text message costs (as stipulated by your network service provider).

You may be charged a standard text message rate (dependent on your service provider) if you have registered for Child Rescue Alert or have opted-in (via text) to hear more from Missing People.

If you text an incorrect keyword or shortcode, you may still be charged for the text message at your network service provider’s text message rate.

What your donation supports

Missing People offers a free, 24/7 helpline by phone, text or email to help missing children and adults to stay safe around the clock. For the families left behind, the pain won’t end until their loved one is found. We never give up on either of them. Your donation to Missing People will enable us to be a lifeline when someone disappears. For more information on what your donation supports, please view our latest Impact Report.

Missing People is a registered charity in England and Wales (1020419) and Scotland (SC047419)

Donation by regular monthly giving

You can also choose to support Missing People by giving a regular monthly donation via text. There are a few things you should be aware of:

  • You will receive a message with confirmation that you have set-up a regular, monthly donation for Missing People. Your monthly donations will automatically continue each month.
     
  • If you would like to skip a month, reply SKIP to the last notification message received. (text may incur your standard network text message charge).
     
  • If you would like to cancel your monthly donation to Missing People via text, reply STOP to the last notification message received (text may incur your standard network text message charge).
     

Using text to donate

If you are under 16 years of age, you must have a parent or guardian’s permission to donate to Missing People via text. You should always obtain the bill payers permission prior to sending a text message. 

Where you can text-to-donate

You can only donate via text from a UK mobile. You cannot donate using text-to-donate services from the Channel Islands, Isle of Man or other non-UK mobiles. If you donate from a UK mobile outside England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, you may incur additional network charges.

Data protection

Missing People is committed to good practice in the handling of personal data and careful compliance with requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Missing People will only use your data to keep you updated on its work, including campaigning and fundraising. By donating via text, you agree to receive regular updates to your mobile phone from Missing People. Please let us know if you would prefer not to hear from us by completing your contact preferences here: www.missingpeople.org.uk/opt-in . Alternatively, you can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone us on 020 8392 4520. Missing People will ensure that your information is appropriately used, held securely and only kept for so long as necessary.

To find out more about how we handle your data please see our Fundraiser's Promise and our Privacy and Confidentiality Policies.

Gift Aid

Your donation may be eligible for Gift Aid. Missing People may contact you on the mobile number provided to offer you the opportunity to Gift Aid your donation. Missing People may request your details for Gift Aid via a return text or through a webpage form. Please note that standard text message rates and mobile browsing fees may apply (dependent on your service provider).

Liability

Missing People does not accept any responsibility for any technical failure, malfunctions, congestion, capacity issues or any other problem with any telephone, telephone network line, system, server, provider or otherwise which may result in any text being lost, delayed or not properly received or recorded.

How to unsubscribe

Missing People may contact you in the future on the mobile number provided to inform you about our work and the services your donations are supporting. If you would prefer not to hear from Missing People, please complete your contact preferences here: www.missingpeople.org.uk/opt-in

Service Provider

InstaGiv and Open Mobile Global Ltd provide Missing People with a text-to-donate charitable donation service.

InstaGiv are located at 36B The Promenade, Portstewart, County Londonderry BT55 7AE and are registered with PhonePayPlus (Org Number ORG827-63775-82026).

Open Mobile Global Ltd are located at Holborn Studios, 49/50 Eagle Wharf Road, London, N1 7ED