This is a charity donation service.

The amount you donated will be taken from your phone bill plus the cost of one text message at your standard network rate (usually 4p). So for example if you text LEPRA to 70500 to give £5 you will be charged £5.04.

Lepra will receive a minimum of the donation amount, minus the cost of one text message at your standard network rate. So for a £5 donation we would get a minimum of £4.96. (Whilst most mobile networks now give charities 100% of the donation, one major provider unfortunately does still deduct the cost of a standard rate message).

Please ensure you spell the SMS keyword (eg. LEPRA) carefully, and that you enter the correct shortcode (such as 70500).

If your keyword and shortcode are valid, and your text message is received whilst this promotion is active you will be charged the donation amount via a bounce-back message. The charge will appear on your mobile phone bill or be taken from available funds on a Pay as You Go phone (PAYG).

If your keyword or shortcode are invalid, or your text message is received after the campaign or promotion has finished, you may still be charged your standard network message charge. However, you will not be charged the donation amount and you will not be donating to Lepra.

All supporters must obtain permission from the bill payer before sending an SMS text message.

Please ensure that you do not send more texts than you can afford or your mobile network will allow. If you are under 16 years old, you must have your parent or guardian's permission to send an SMS donation to us.

Lepra and the carefully chosen partners we work with on SMS cannot accept any responsibility whatsoever for any technical failure or malfunction or any other problem with any mobile telephone network or line, system, server, mobile provider or otherwise which may result in any SMS text being lost or not properly received.

This service is available in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales only.

The following campaigns are live until the closing date shown:

Text one of these keywords to donate £5

LEPRA to 70500 (closes 31 January 2017)

Text one of these keywords to donate £3 

LEPRA to 70300 (closes 31 January 2017)



This service is provided by VIR2 mobile RSM 2000.

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

Call 01206 216700 for text donation help.