Just Giving (a brilliant website which allows you to donate or gather sponsorship online) has recently announced that they have a new scheme called Just Text Giving. This partnership with Vodafone will allow supporters to donate a certain amount of money just by sending a text message at no additional cost to the charity or the donor. Â
To send Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance a donation via text message simply type HIOW44 and the donation you want to send into your message. Â For example if you want to donate Â£5 you type HIOW44Â£5 (no spaces please). You can choose to donate Â£1, Â£2, Â£3, Â£4, Â£5 or Â£10 and can donate up to Â£30 a month. Â You then send this message to 70070 and the donation comes to Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance.Â
You will get a text message reply confirming your donation and giving you a link to a Gift Aid Form. By completing this form (either by using your phone or going to the website on a computer) we will get an additional 25p for every pound you give us. Â An additional benefit to this system is there is no added cost to you, the donors, as users of all UK service providers arenâ€™t charged a text message or admin fee.Â
So whether you are sponsoring someone or just want to make a donation â€“ why not get your phones out and start texting to keep YOUR Air Ambulance flying & saving lives.