Monday, 20 December 2010

Tor's Christmas Wish - campaign update

It's been just 7 days since we launched our Tor's Christmas Wish campaign, and it has already been attracting a huge amount of attention!

People all over facebook have been sharing her story and urging others to do the same. Upon reading her story, Niall Murphy set up this facebook page and donated some advertising space to raise the profile even further - thank you Niall!

Tor says she has had more messages than she can keep up with, and has been completely overwhelmed with the support and kindess from people touched by her story.

The biggest success so far has been on Twitter, where not only have thousands of kind souls been retweeting our messages, but the celebs have been getting involved too! TV presenters Philip Schofield and Ben Shephard, actress Tamzin Outhwaite, Absolute Radio DJ Christian O'Connell, Loose woman Zoe Tyler and actress Sierra Bogess are just some of the big names that have been helping us spread the word. Special mentions to Sarah Brown, Duncan Bannatyne and Peter Jones who have not only retweeted but have also urged others to do the same and sent messages of support to Tor.

Here are a few of the tweets from those moved by Tor's story that prove that campaigns like this really can make a difference:

"Thanks to you and this very brave young lady I have just registered to donate all my organs for transplant in the event of my death! Thanks for raising awareness !"

" I have just received my donor card, thanks to the Twitter awareness campaign. I hope lots more people take the time to apply."

"Have signed up for organ donation after seeing your xmas wish - best of luck with everything. Hopefully my bits are useful one day!x"

"Read your story tweeted by @DuncanBannatyne Praying that you get your wish lovely lady. My mum helped someone 2 see after her death xxx"

"Have just signed the register. Sending you lots of love and best wishes for Christmas and beyond x"

We want Tor's plea to get as much exposure as possible - could you help us? Do you have a media contact or a celebrity pal that might support Tor and help her Christmas wish come true? Please get in touch if you have an idea at info [at]

Thank you again for all your support.


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