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Jersey Hospice Care goes contactless

The first donation boxes are being trialled at the Co-op's Grand Marché stores. Credit: ITV Channel TV

Jersey Hospice Care is now giving people the chance to donate money through contactless technology.

'Tap to Give' donations boxes will be available across the island at various retailers, making it easier for those who wish to donate with debit or credit cards.

The charity says contactless payments will also make it quicker for people to donate when they are out and about.

The first donation boxes are being trialled at the Co-op's Grand Marché stores, with more being set up at Café JAC, Bean Around the World, Pizza Hut and La Mare Vineyards.

People will be able to donate up to £30 each time they tap.

The Chief Executive of Hospice has said she is excited about the new funds that could be raised from the contactless machines for those in need of palliative care.

Many people have said they would like to donate but don’t carry cash, so it’s great to offer a cashless giving alternative and make supporting us as simple as possible.

– Emelita Robbins, Jersey Hospice Care’s Chief Executive

Mark Cox, from Channel Islands Co-operative Society says he is pleased the company is trialling the contactless donations for Hospice

We have supported local charities with cash collection buckets at our checkouts across the Society for many years and will continue to do so. We know that over time the number of customers paying by cash has dropped considerably, which will have reduced the level of donations customers have been able to make to charity. For this reason, we are delighted to be able to support Jersey Hospice Care with trialling 'Tap to Give.'

– Mark Cox, Chief Operating Officer at Channel Islands Co-operative Society.

The charity, which already has over 120 partners supporting them with cash collection tins, hope more will come on board with the new technology.