TORI Global volunteers help CLIC Sargent trial new contactless fundraising technology

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The TORI Global and CLIC Sargent partnership has created an exciting opportunity to trial JustGiving's contactless donation technology.

People are increasingly opting for card payments, rather than carrying cash, and so we want to create an app that will enable supporters to give in the way that suits them.

A team of volunteers from Business Transformation and Technology Consultancy, TORI Global, are helping CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer support charity for children and young people, to test out new fundraising technology that could help boost donations significantly.

CLIC Sargent has teamed up with JustGiving, and other charities, to pilot a live TapDonate prototype. This is a contactless bucket that enables people to make a donation with a simple tap of their debit card or mobile phone, using Apple Pay.

On 22nd May the TORI Global volunteers will be kicking off the trial for CLIC Sargent by testing this exciting technology at Baker Street tube station in London, by encouraging commuters to tap to donate.

The TORI team was inspired to choose CLIC Sargent as its charity of the year last July as its specialist CLIC Sargent Nurses supported Ben, the son of Nigel Crutchley, a TORI employee, throughout his treatment for a brain tumour. Sadly Ben died in 2012 aged just nine-years-old.

Sarah Colberg, Lead Account Manager, CLIC Sargent, said:

“Our nurses and social care teams across the UK fight tirelessly for children and young people with cancer, and support whole families through the hardest of times.”

“But we can’t do this without the support of our brilliant fundraisers."

“We’re excited to be taking part in the JustGiving trial and so grateful to the TORI volunteers for donating their time to help us test out these new contactless buckets.”

Jonathan Waddingham, Senior Product Manager from JustGiving, said:

“People are increasingly opting for card payments, rather than carrying cash, and so we want to create an app that will enable supporters to give in the way that suits them. In doing so, JustGiving is creating equal opportunities for charities of all sizes to access new types of giving technology so that we can continue to grow the world of giving.”

Following the cashless trials the results will be shared by JustGiving with the sector as a whole, and will help to provide insight into the future trends of charitable giving. CLIC Sargent hope the learnings from the trial will enable CLIC Sargent to remain at the forefront of charitable innovation, and help to raise vital funds in the fight for young lives against cancer.

For more information please contact Sarah.Colberg(at)clicsargent(dot)org.uk

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About cancer in children and young people
Today, 11 more children and young people in the UK will hear the devastating news that they have cancer. Treatment normally starts immediately, is often given many miles from home and can last for up to three years. Although survival rates are over 80%, cancer remains the single largest cause of death from disease in children and young people in the UK.

About CLIC Sargent
When cancer strikes young lives CLIC Sargent helps families limit the damage cancer causes beyond their health. CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading charity for young cancer patients and their families. We provide specialist support, to help and guide each young cancer patient and their family. We will fight tirelessly for them, individually, locally and nationally. For more information, visit http://www.clicsargent.org.uk

About TORI Global
It takes courage to embrace change and transform your business. We know. We’ve been there. That’s why we set up TORI Global. To be a credible alternative to the ‘big four’ within Financial Services – by putting real industry experience at the heart of consultancy. So our clients get the best independent advice and specialist expertise for the success they deserve. Since 2002 TORI has been championing a different kind of consultancy – where high level, industry experience is the currency that delivers success.
For more information, visit http://www.toriglobal.com

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