WREXHAM’S Nightingale House Hospice has added its profile to Twitter, the social networking site used by celebrities Stephen Fry, Britney Spears and Oprah Winfrey.
Communications officer Kim Houghton said: “Twitter is just one of the ‘new’ media tools we are using to promote the work of Nightingale House Hospice to a wider and more diverse audience.”
Twitter allows users to send short, 140-character messages called ‘tweets’ from their PC or mobile phone to those who have chosen to follow their movements.
Followers of ‘NightingaleHH’ will be kept up to date on developments from fundraising initiatives to changes in legislation.
Tweets about the Ladies Midnight Walk taking place on Saturday, June 27, plus their ‘Go Yellow’ Campaign in June have been posted.
The hospice has 17 followers so far and are looking to attract new ones.
The hospice is already on the social networking site Facebook, which has collected the hospice more than 270 supporters.
“With the reduction of government funding, we are constantly reviewing our expenditure. The likes of Twitter and Facebook are free marketing tools that could potentially help us save money through the cost of producing promotional leaflets, flyers and posters,” Kim added.
Sign up at www.twitter.com/ NightingaleHH or www.facebook. com.