Meet Maverick the Border Collie, Cherry the Lurcher, Ralph the Old English Sheepdog cross and fellow Labradors, Smudge and Rosie.
They all have one thing in common – they are the “Pat and Tap Dogs” for the animal charity, Blue Cross and they are bringing the way we donate bang up to date.
The donation dogs are all kitted out with simple, light-weight coats that contain a contactless payment device. All you have to do is to tap the dog’s coat with a contactless payment card and a £2.00 donation will be instantly made to the charity.
With contactless payments booming in popularity, the dogs offer a quick and modern equivalent to the traditional shaking of a collection tin.
As Tracy Genever, Blue Cross Head of Education Services says:
“With today’s increasing cashless society, it made sense to introduce a contactless option to those wishing to give to the Blue Cross”.
Tracy goes on to comment that the dogs are fantastic ambassadors for the Blue Cross charity as they both raise brand awareness and highlight the work the charity carries out.
All of the dogs are behaviour assessed Blue Cross Event Dogs and are owned by dedicated volunteers. They regularly go out and meet people, at both events and schools.
Blue Cross provides care for a wide range of injured or unwanted animals, including cats, dogs, horses, rabbits and guinea pigs. The four legged fundraisers can now play an active role by inspiring donations to the animal welfare charity.
At Engyta, if you’re interested in discovering how NFC can help your charity with contactless donations, then why not get in touch with us?