Hospice Isle of Man has partnered with the Island’s leading convenience and petrol forecourt operator, Mannin Retail, to launch its new contactless donation technology, ‘Tap2Donate’, into selected Spar stores across the island, as the charity embraces an innovative new way to generate vital funds. It is thought that Hospice Isle of Man is the first major adopter of the technology on the Island.
Hospice is playing an important role during the COVID-19 pandemic, and as the Island’s only provider of specialist end of life care, the contactless donation technology makes it easier for people to support the charity at a time when like so many other organisations, it has seen a rapid drop in funding.
“We have such fantastic and generous supporters on the Island and we know that they are very keen to help us right now in these difficult times. Given the current apprehension around handling cash, we wanted to make it easier for our supporters to spontaneously donate to us by simply tapping their contactless donation device at one of our terminals located at key SPAR retail stores to donate £2. The partnership with Mannin Retail is a great opportunity for us to introduce the technology to our supporters and we are very grateful to them for offering to help us.”
The Hospice Isle of Man Tap2Donate devices will initially be located in six SPAR stores across the island: Anagh Coar, Bucks Road Douglas, Union Mills, Ballaugh, Willaston and Clagh Vane (Ballasalla).
The contactless donation technology has been used for several years and has been widely adopted by major charities around the world, including many Hospices in the UK. Its introduction represents a significant step forward for Hospice Isle of Man and it is hoped that the public will respond and help it to continue helping those who need them now, and in the future.
Pictured; Hospice Isle of Man Tap2Donate contactless donation terminal.