As Saint Francis Hospice reached 35 years and beyond, technology is going to be one of the most significant changes for the better.
In keeping up appearances with London's buskers, one recent innovation has been the introduction of contact-less donation devices. GoodBox has worked hard to design and develop the machines now adorned with the Hospice’s famous orange.
Goodbox is a social impact start-up business, taking the fear out of an increasingly cashless society leaving the charity sector behind. Barclaycard estimates that charities are missing out on anything up to staggering £80m a year because people aren't carrying loose change.
The portable inventions are an easy way for you to donate with a debit card, or if you prefer to use your smartphone: Apple or Google Pay. The devices have a set default amount of £5 that can be increased or de-creased using the scrollable menu. No personal details are stored, and it's a much safer way to donate: there's no cash left lying around or on view.
Don't worry if you prefer hard currency the Hospice’s legendary orange cash buckets will still be in abun-dance. You can find one of the Hospice’s new contactless gadgets among the friendly faces at reception. Simply tap and give. Your gift helps Saint Francis Hospice provide specialist care to those who need it.
You can find out more about the Hospice’s events where their fundraisers will be proudly wielding cash-less devices here.