THE charity which supports Worthing and Southlands hospitals has become one of the first in the country to use a new, free text messaging service to raise funds.
Love Your Hospital Charity now has a unique and personalised text code, WYCA01, to raise funds using JustTextGiving by Vodafone.
This is a brand-new free service for charities which has no set-up or fund-raising costs, no network charges for people making donations and every penny donated goes to charity. Gift Aid can also be added to donations.
From now, supporters of Love Your Hospital Charity can make donations of up to £10 by texting WHCA01 and either 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10 to 70070 to make a donation.
The text message is free and all of the donation will be passed to Love Your Hospital Charity.
Lesley-Anne Lloyd, head of the charity, said: “This is a wonderful way for us to raise money as it’s speedy, simple and spontaneous. Most people have a mobile phone these days so we expect this to be very popular with our supporters both in the hospital and in the community.”