Victoria’s Promise,
Basingstoke

Charitable Giving

With only a month to go to Retail Expo, let’s take a look at the charity partner we supported last year at RBTE with fundraising but also a donated solution that helps them capture more donations at events they run.

Victoria’s Promise provide invaluable support to women with cancer and their families. The charity focuses on personalised support and treatment services that best increase the chance of survival and quality of life.

The Charities Aid Foundation produces a report every year that publishes an overview of charitable giving in the UK. In the 2018 report it was shown that donations via card were up 1% from 2017 with 16% of donations being given by debit or credit card, compared to 15% the year before.

More recent research compiled by Pingit has shown that over a quarter (28%) of UK consumers would rather donate to charities via mobile devices over traditional methods like cash.

How can charities enable that shift and accept more donations through card payments?

Let’s take a look

Unique Secure raised £250 for Victoria’s Promise by having proceeds from the coffee bar we ran on our stand, go to them. We were able to take card payments on the MePOS Lite solution powered by Lenovo, Miura and PayPal here.

Dino Rakitzis, General Manager of the charity said,

“The Donation amount alone will help us fund 5 children’s therapy sessions. These sessions are often a life-line for both the family and the children themselves, giving them ways how to cope with something they were never meant to have to cope with. “

After the show Unique Secure donated the MePOS Lite+ solution to the charity to allow them to collect more funds to go towards their cause.

The Solution

MePOS Lite+ works by encasing and securing a Lenovo tablet and a Miura M010, as well as charging the devices, it can also be branded and installed anywhere.

Victoria’s Promise went onto use the solution at their family fun day, raising money through, races, a dog show, tombola, raffles, live performances and bar.

“The reason this solution works so well for us, is because it is simple to use, easy to deploy and secure. It solves a big problem for us, which is people not having cash on them, so we miss out on donations; now we can capture them all. This has made a big difference to the charity and we couldn’t imagine our events without it now!”

The Victoria’s Promise family fun day saw the charity raise £8,000, 10% of that money raised was taken in card payments.

“Having this solution allows us to be more flexible and solve the challenge we had around only being able to accept cash at events. People who donate often comment how great the solution is and encourages more people to donate as we now can take card. The fact we can brand it to increase our brand awareness also makes a huge difference to us, being a lean charity anything we can do to promote our work is valuable!”  

Dino Rakitzis, General Manager at Victoria’s Promise

Find out more…

To find out more about the work Victoria’s Promise do, please visit their website – www.victoriaspromise.com

To find out how the MePOS Lite+ can help your business, please take a look at our MePOS Lite+ product page – https://www.unique-secure.com/product/mepos-lite-lite/