Air ambulance make fund-raising plea to Twitter enthusiasts

THE AIR ambulance which covers Sussex is asking everyone who follows it on Twitter to help it raise some cash.

Each emergency call-out by the life-saving charity’s two helicopters costs an average of £2,500 – leaving it having to raise significant funds in order to keep going.

The charity currently has 2,615 followers on Twitter and a spokesman this week pointed out that 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.

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Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance can be found on Twitter by searching for @kssairambulance.