Contactless Donating

We're making donations easy with contactless donation boxes that are now available to businesses across Stockport and Manchester!

By News Team on May 6, 2021

Contactless Donation Platform

Businesses in Stockport will find it easier than ever to support St Ann’s during our birthday year, thanks to our recently launched contactless donation boxes.  

Aware that the pandemic has meant more people than ever are choosing a cash-free lifestyle, our fundraisers have leapt into the digital age with contactless donation boxes, which take mobile phone and contactless card payments. They also have special collection tins and buckets that enable people to donate through their mobile using ApplePay, GooglePay, Pay Pal or card.  

Both solutions are perfect for any businesses wishing to support our hospice during our 50th anniversary year.  

Donating is easy, with the contactless donation boxes enabling people to choose from set amounts, then simply tap to donate with their card or phone. The collection tins and buckets feature an NFC chip and QR code, so people can either tap or scan the QR code to donate. They can also add Gift Aid to their donation if they are a UK taxpayer. 

Fewer people carry cash these days, so we have upgraded our traditional collection boxes to include NFC chips and QR codes as we felt it was important to enable people to donate via their phone. The boxes still take cash too. We also have compact and eye-catching contactless donation boxes which are easy to position near the checkout or on a reception desk, and enable card and mobile payments. We wanted to make donating easy in an increasingly cashless age, and the contactless donation boxes and collection tins achieve this while also keeping things simple for the generous businesses across the region that support us. Marie Foster, Innovation and Digital Fundraiser

If your business or employer would be interested in hosting a St Ann’s contactless donation box, tin or bucket during our 50th anniversary year, please call 0161 498 3631 or email for further details. Boxes can be hosted on a trial basis and it is possible to co-brand them for a small fee.