Christmas gift card set to help charity projects

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Sheffield charities hope to cash-in on Christmas after donations dropped by a fifth.

Six organisations working in the city are set to benefit from the Text Santa gift card, launched by One4all and ITV’s Text Santa charity appeal.

The charities to benefit are Age UK, Anthony Nolan – Be a Match, Carers UK – The Voice of Carers, Marie Curie – Cancer Care, Together for Short Lives and Whizz Kids – Move a Life Forward.

The T ext Santa gift card can be bought at any Post Office branch in Sheffield or at

For every Text Santa gift card that is sold, 2 per cent of the amount of money loaded on to the card will be donated to the ‘Text Santa’ appeal.

The cards can be loaded with amounts starting at £10 to £400. The card can then be used at 17,000 different retailer outlets nationwide.

The move comes at a time when donations to charities in Sheffield are falling and cash given through gift cards is on the rise. Data from the Charities Aid Foundation and National Council for Voluntary Organisations reveals donations to charity in the last year fell by 20 per cent.