Raise money for Worthing and Southlands hospitals with texts

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.

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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.”