Tweet-a-thon: Life-saving air crews use Twitter to show how donations are used to rescue Manchester public

By Dean Wilkins

Life-saving air ambulance crews from Manchester and Blackpool airports are using Twitter to show give people an insight into their working day.

Paramedics, pilots and staff from North West Air Ambulance (NWAA) will Tweet their day-to-day running of the service to show people who their donations are used.

It is the first time the charity, which flies seven days a week, 365 days a year across five counties in the North West, has organised an event like this.

Lynda Brislin, chief executive of NWAA, said: “As a charity which relies so heavily on the generosity of the public, we wanted to give our supporters the chance to see what is achieved through their kind donations.”

She added: “This wouldn’t be possible without the public’s support, and it will be great to give everyone an insight into how our life-saving charity operates.”

Comments will be posted on Twitter between 7am and 6.30pm this Friday. To follow the tweets visit

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