Monday, 27 February 2012

Tweet and text to save a life

A Twitter campaign has been launched by Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance in a bid to help save a life.

Each emergency call-out by the life-saving charity’s two helicopters, based at Marden and Dunsfold, costs an average of £2,500.

So far the charity has 2,615 followers on Twitter and if each of them donated just £1 it would fund one potentially life-saving mission.

Supporters can donate by texting HEMS to 70300 and 100 per cent of their donation will go to Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance.

Director of Communications Jill Playle said: “We already receive a huge amount of support on social network sites such as Twitter, Facebook, You Tube and Flickr.

“If you are a Twitter user we would really appreciate your support in re-tweeting our appeal for donations to your family and friends.”

During the campaign, users can follow the helicopter as it flies across all four counties until it reaches its destination and the grand total of £2,500 is raised. The website link is

Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance can be found on Twitter and Facebook at or by searching for @kssairambulance or ‘like’ us


Terms & Conditions

  • Texting HEMS to 70300 will cost a one off donation of £1.00 plus your standard network messaging rate.
  • For every donation received the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Trust will receive 100% of your donation.
  • Texts sent to this number will result in a single donation being made.
  • Always seek bill payer's permission.
  • If you have any questions relating to this service, please contract our specialist charity service provider, VIR2 Ltd ( or text VIR2 to 84424 or email or telephone 08450 947958
  • The Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Trust Registered Charity Number 1021367.

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