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Charities Trust processes close to £4m for key Christmas Appeals

Published on 13 Feb, 2024

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Supports Guardian/Observer, Times/Sunday Times and Telegraph 2023 appeals

LIVERPOOL, UK – February 1st, 2024 – Charities Trust, the not-for-profit processing partner for charitable giving, today announced it had processed close to £4m as part of its work in supporting some of the UK’s largest Christmas appeals:

  • The Guardian and Observer Charity Appeal
  • The Times and Sunday Times Christmas Appeal
  • The Telegraph Christmas Charity Appeal

Charities Trust provides management and donation processing services, helping to ensure that reader donations plus gift aid are distributed quickly, safely and efficiently to each appeal’s chosen charities.

Readers are provided with a range of ways to support each appeal including online donation pages and a dedicated telephone number as well as a range of payment options including credit/debit cards and PayPal.

Behind the scenes, reports and analytics help client teams track their appeal’s progress while Charities Trust’s low, not-for-profit fees ensure more gets to their charity partners.

Charities and good causes supported by the Guardian/Observer, Times/Sunday Times and Telegraph 2023 appeals included:

  • Refugee Council of Britain, Refugees at Home and the No Accommodation Network
    (The Guardian and Observer)
  • Whizz Kidz, Feeding Britain and Street Child
    (The Times and Sunday Times)
  • Race Against Dementia, RAF Benevolent Fund, Marie Curie and Go Beyond
    (The Telegraph)

"The whole Charities Trust team is incredibly proud to support such important national appeals. Our focus is always on ensuring we can process donations as quickly, safely and efficiently as possible so that the supported charities receive funds swiftly and can put the incredible generosity of readers to work.

Linda Minnis, CEO, Charities Trust

To learn more about Charities Trust and its range of digitally enabled charitable giving services visit or email

About Charities Trust

Charities Trust is a leading not-for-profit processing partner for charitable giving. Founded in 1987, we offer a range of digitally enabled services to help our clients and their employees raise millions of pounds for good causes, easily, safely and tax effectively. Over the last decade alone, we have processed over £1bn, increasing the flow of giving to the UK charity sector while helping clients such as Aviva, Coca-Cola, Nationwide, NatWest Group, Cadent and the Benefact Group increase the business and social impact of their giving programmes. For more information visit