Contactless Donation Points Launch in London

By Gary Cutlack on at

Seeing as you're nervously twirling your debit card in your hand there waiting for the next chance to tap it on a thing, why not try one of the new wave of contactless charity donation spots that are now open for business in London? You need to actually be in London, though, as the range isn't more than a couple of inches.

Tap London now has a network of 92 contactless donation pods operating around the capital, all set up to seamlessly charge a set donation of £3 to the card of your choice and transfer some invisible kudos points to your day's feelgood score in return. The promise is that 100 per cent of each donation goes to the 22 charities that benefit too, and the reason that can happen is because London's mayor put up some of the money to pay for installation of the pods via the city's Rough Sleeping Innovation Fund.

London's mayor said: "I think it's shameful in one of the richest cities in the world we've got almost 8,000 people sleeping rough. The reality in 2018 is that many of us don't carry cash around, so if we can make it easier for generous Londoners to give by tap-and-go, we should do so." [Tap London via Standard]

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