Minds Matter, the retail arm of the national charity Mind, is trialling contactless donation terminals in 10 of its shops around the UK to help bolster donations. Santander has been the banking partner for a number of Mind’s retail shops since 2014 and, if the pilot is successful, the contactless terminals could be rolled out across more of Minds’ shops.
At a time when cash donations are falling and two out of five adults admit they give less to charity as they do not carry as much cash, industry research shows that the average contactless donation is three times higher than cash collection tins.
Founded in 1946 as the National Association for Mental Health, Mind celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2016. Mind offers information and advice to people with mental health problems and lobbies government and local authorities on their behalf. It also works to raise public awareness and understanding of issues relating to mental health. The charity currently has 158 shops around the UK.
Santander Corporate & Commercial is committed to supporting the charity sector, and has relationships with many UK charities, large and small, who perform a vital role in society.
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