ART with a Heart is among the first charities in the country to use its own, unique personalised text code, AWAH00, to raise funds using JustTextGiving by Vodafone.

Supporters of Art with a Heart can make donations of up to £10 by texting AWAH00 and either 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10 to 70070 to make their donation. The text message is free and all of the donation will be passed to Art with a Heart.

Karen Wroe, of Art with a Heart, said: “This is a wonderful way for us to raise money as it’s speedy, simple and spontaneous. Most people have a mobile phone these days so we expect this to be very popular with our supporters.”