Christmas £1 Campaign

IF everyone in Swindon donated just £1 this month, the town could smash our Christmas target.

We want to raise £2 million by Christmas Day… and the Swindon Advertiser are calling on all its readers to help.

We need £2.9m overall to kit out a new cancer-fighting radiotherapy centre, preventing some of Swindon’s sickest patients from making the 70-mile round trip to Oxford for treatment.

Thousands have run, skydived, cycled and donated to Brighter Futures, helping the radiotherapy appeal reach £1.9m so far.

Now, the Adver is joining forces with us to push for the radiotherapy appeal to hit its Christmas target.

They are calling on our readers to donate £1 to Brighter Futures, by texting SWIN01 £1 to 70070. Texts are free for Vodafone customers, while those on other networks pay their normal text charge. Of course, you can also donate higher amounts by sending the text SWIN01 £5 or SWIN01 £10 to the same number.

Michelle Tompkins, deputy editor of the Adver, said: “The Brighter Futures appeal is something the people of Swindon have really taken to the hearts, and we have been following its progress closely over the weeks and months, reporting on the amazing things people are doing to boost the funds.

"Imagine how fantastic it would be to read that the appeal has reached the £2m mark for Christmas – it would put a smile on everyone’s faces to know we have reached such a massive milestone.

“So come on Swindon, show us your money. Make that £1 donation and do it TODAY.”

To donate £1 to the Radiotherapy Appeal, text SWIN01 £1 to 70070. If you’d like to donate more send the text SWIN01 £5 or SWIN01 £10 to the same number. Texts are free for Vodafone customers. Those on other networks pay their normal text charge.

To download the campaign poster click here.