This year’s Poppy Appeal will, for the first time on a large scale, give Brits the chance to donate via contactless card. The Royal British Legion, in partnership with Cardnet, is piloting the scheme with 200 mobile donation terminals across the UK, alongside the traditional cash collecting tins.
The terminals will have three pre-set donation levels of £2, £3 and £5. Poppy Appeal ambassador, Nell McAndrew says: “Hopefully this fantastic move from the Royal British Legion and Cardnet will make it easier for millions more Britons to make a donation this year then wear their poppy with pride.”
Tony Nash, Lloyds Bank Cardnet MD, comments: “Contactless has revolutionised how consumers pay for goods and services, and with fewer and fewer people carrying cash, using these contactless terminals should lead to more donations this year’s Poppy Appeal. We’re really proud to be supporting the Legion and hope this pilot will lead to a hugely successful 2017 appeal.”