29th May 2020, 8:30 - 9:30
Posted: 11th October 2019
Contactless donation devices make it easier to support York Mind
York Mind is taking a step forward in fundraising technology this week, with the official launch of six contactless donation devices at locations in and around York.
On Thursday 10th October (World Mental Health Day), a total of six contactless donation devices will be available in shops and counter tops for members of the public to contribute towards the work of York Mind. With a simple tap of any contactless card or Apple Pay device, donors can make an automatic donation of £3 – with on-screen options to increase the value of their donation to up to £30.
The technology is the first of its kind for the charity, and a short celebration to launch the devices was held outside M&S York on Parliament Street on Thursday 10th October at 12.30pm.
Holly Bilton, York Mind’s Fundraising Manager, commented: “We are so excited to launch our very first contactless donation units. As we move towards a society where less and less people are carrying cash, it’s really important for us to provide another way for people who would like to donate to our work. We are extremely grateful to our partners at M&S York, Rafi’s, Sandburn Hall and York Rugby Club for housing the devices, and for supporting our vital mental health services which include Counselling, Young People’s Services, Advocacy, Activity Groups and our brand new Staying OK project”
John Wade, Store Manager at M&S York, said: “Since we started working with York Mind earlier this year, the team and customers have really got behind all of the fundraising initiatives. It’s a fantastic partnership and I’m really excited for M&S York to be one of the locations for the contactless donations units, which make it even easier to donate to this important charity. Raising awareness of mental health is vital and I’m confident that the digital devices will help us raise even more funds for our Charity of the Year this World Mental Health Day.”
The devices can be found within M&S York Parliament Street, Rafi’s Spicebox on Goodramgate, Sandburn Hall Golf Club Sports Bar and York Rugby Club on Shipton Road.
York Mind supports around 4,500 people in York every year and needs to constantly raise funds to support individuals to continue their lives with a variety of mental health conditions.
For more information about York Mind visit www.yorkmind.org.uk