Small charities benefit from digital payments appeal

Four small charities are benefiting and the payments firm is looking for more voluntary sector organisations to take part.

Joe Lepper | 9th Dec 19
Christmas decorations - representing the small charities Christmas appeal

Digital payments firm Nochex has launched a Christmas appeal for small charities.

Through the appeal shoppers paying through the payment firm’s services will be asked to make a donation through its receipt function.

Via receipts shoppers will be told more about what the charity does and then asked to make a donation.

Four charities have signed up to the Christmas appeal including Meningioma UK, which supports those with affected by this form of tumour, and Forces Children’s Trust, which supports young people whose parent has died or sustained serious injuries while in the British armed forces.

Also benefiting are London based Doorstep Homeless Families Project, which runs a hostel for homeless families, and African Village School Fund, which focuses on sustainable food and education initiatives in Ekudzeni, Swaziland.

More charities needed

Nochex Chief Commercial Officer Andrew Baiden said that the firm is looking for other charities to take part and is urging them to contact the firm.

“We have never really done anything like this before, but now that it is up and running we are looking to promote it locally and nationally through our network of thousands of online merchants,” said Baiden.

The Leeds based payments firm added: “The month leading up to Christmas is the busiest time of the year for payment services and Nochex has high hopes that its customers will be especially generous.”

Donations raised will go directly to the charity concerned and donors can also sign up for gift-aid.

Nochex set up a charity donations services earlier this year, which more than a 100 have joined.