With over half the population opting to text people rather than ringing them or talking face to face, the idea of text donations has become a very popular way to donate to your chosen charity.
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance are now launching their own text donation line one specifically for the Isle of Wight and one specifically for Hampshire. To donate simply text the word IOW or HANTS followed by the amount in whole pounds that you wish to donate, to 70500. For example text IOW5 to 70500 to make a one time donation of 5 pounds.
Donors may want to give regularly to support the charity, so a regular text donation service has also been set up on a different number 70300. Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance will receive a monthly donation from donors who text IOW followed by the amount of their donation, to 70300. For example text HANTS3 to 70300 to give Â£3 a month. Regular donations will continue until the donor sends STOP to 70300. Donors may also reply SKIP to miss a month.
Donations will be paid from your mobile phone account. The whole amount of the donation goes to the charity. The service costs your text donation plus the cost of sending one text message at your standard rate.Â
It is important to remember to always get the bill payers permission before signing up to any form of text donation.