Cumbernauld House Trust announce new fundraising technologies

Written by Scott Campbell.
Published at 14:48 BST on Thursday 12th July 2012.

Times are changing for the Cumbernauld House Trust as a whole new array of fundraising technologies have been adopted by the charity in order to raise funds for the group.

As the Trust unveiled its vision for the Old Cumbernauld Primary School, last month, the Trust said it would have to look towards the community for the funds to bring the old building back to life.

On Tuesday 3rd July we revealed that Cumbernauld House Trust would be announcing a new text fundraising line, where people can text a keyword to a short telephone number, meaning that the Trust earns the funds to continue on with its community-based activities.

Officially, the Trust announced the numbers and costs, yesterday (11th July), on the group’s Facebook page.

Avid donators can text Cumbernauld to 70004, meaning that the Trust will earn a £3 donation.

Announcing the number on the Trust’s Facebook page, a Trust spokesperson said: “We are so grateful for all your support so far, and we hope that it continues.

“We are now starting with our first Fundraising scheme through our Charity Text Number.

“It's as simple as sending the word CUMBERNAULD to 70004 and a donation of £3 will come off of your bill directly to the Trust.”

The text scheme is only open to UK mobile users but the Trust say that they “…promise to put it [donations] to good use.”

Then, as if the text line wasn’t enough the Trust announced a donation had been received from Cumbernauld’s HM Revenue and Customs office.

Thanking the HMRC staff, the Cumbernauld House Trust posted: “Thank you to HM Revenue & Customs Cumbernauld Charity Committee for their kind donation of £100. The committee grants funds donated entirely by staff at the HMRC Cumbernauld Office and will help us as we work towards bringing a sustainable community facility to Cumbernauld.”

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