Text to donate Terms and Conditions

Text BEAT/BEATNOINFO to 70450 to donate £3 to the Macular Society (A charity registered in England and Wales 1001198, Scotland SC042015. 1123 Isle of Man).

For each text message sent, you will be charged £3 plus your standard network message charge (based on your service provider rates) via the reply confirmation text message. How donation charges are shown on your bill is subject to your network’s process.

Who can donate?

You must be aged 16 or over to send a text donation.

Please note that you can donate using this SMS service from a UK mobile only. You cannot donate using this service from a Channel Islands, Isle of Man or another non-UK mobile.

If you donate using this service from a UK mobile when you are outside England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, you may incur additional network charges levied and retained by your network operator.

You must obtain permission from the bill payer before sending a text message.

All donations to the Macular Society, including the donation from the text, are non-refundable. 95% of your donation goes directly to the Macular Society, 5% covers text to donate operating costs.


There is no limit on the number of times you may make a donation via text but there is a daily limit (midnight to midnight) of £30 on text donations to each shortcode from the same mobile number.

Further text donations will not be accepted if you exceed this daily limit (so you will not be donating these additional amounts to the Macular Society), but you may still incur your standard network message charge.

If you would like to contribute more to the Macular Society, you can donate online (enter your chosen amount beneath the £3 suggestion).

Incorrect keywords and shortcodes

Please ensure you spell the keyword correctly and send your text message to the correct shortcode or your donation will not be received.

If your keyword and shortcode are valid, you will be charged the donation amount when you receive the confirmation message – this cost will be applied directly to your mobile phone bill. It may take some time for you to receive a confirmation message. Please wait until you receive it. Any repeat texts will result in repeat donations.

If your keyword or shortcode is invalid, you may not receive a confirmation message but you may still be charged your standard network message charge. You will not be charged the donation as you will not be donating to the Macular Society.

Gift Aid – Make your donation worth more for free

Donations made via text are eligible for Gift Aid.  In order for us to reclaim the tax you have already paid on your gifts and make them worth 25% more, at no cost to you, call us on 01264 350 551 or email info@macularsociety.org, including your mobile number in the email, or complete the secure Gift Aid form.

How we use your personal information

Your privacy is important to us at the Macular Society. Please read our privacy policy which sets out how we use and protect any information that you give to us.

This charity donation service enables you to donate and receive information about the work of the Macular Society and by using it you agree that we may contact you in the future by SMS and phone to let you know more about our work and other ways you can help, including how you can make another donation, volunteer, or support our campaigns.

If you'd rather we didn't contact you again by SMS or phone, please contact our Supporter Care team on 01264 350 551 or email info@macularsociety.org, including your mobile number in the email. If you have texted BEATNOINFO to 70450 you will not be contacted following your donation.

How will my donation be spent?

All text BEAT/BEATNOINFO donations will fund research into finding a cure for macular disease.

Find out more about the research projects we fund.

How to contact us

If you would like to discuss your mobile payment, please contact us on 01264 350 551 (Monday to Friday from 9 am - 5 pm; call charges apply) or email info@macularsociety.org.

How to unsubscribe

If you do not wish to receive any further communications from the Macular Society at all in the future, please contact our Supporter Care team:

Telephone – 01264 350 551 Monday - Friday from 9am - 5pm (call charges apply)

Email - info@macularsociety.org


This SMS service is being provided for the Macular Society by Donr Ltd, a limited company registered in England and Wales under company registration number 10402410, whose registered address and main trading address is The Stables, Back St Georges Terrace, Newcastle, NE2 2SU

The Macular Society, Donr and their subcontractors, subsidiaries and/or agencies cannot accept any responsibility 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 being lost or not properly received and recorded, or charged for.