Because 2020 has been such a difficult year, it seemed appropriate to give something back to support the charities and non-profit organisations that work so hard fundraising for good causes.

The Contactless Donation Station competition was open to any UK charity, who simply needed to enter the prize draw by registering before 30th November to have a chance of winning a Contactless Donation Station.

Entry was optionally anonymous, although we did ask charities to share details of the competition across social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn, to help raise awareness, using the hashtag #freedonationstation. 

 

The Winners

Due to the high number of submissions, we increased the prize draw to 5 donation stations. 

The winners were as follows:  

  • Geoffrey Yeowart, Upton Grey Church
    St. Mary’s is an intriguingly shaped medieval church, that has the community at the heart of everything they do. Everyone is welcome, and they run a ‘new villager’ scheme to help new residents to settle and feel at home.  They are also responsible for the Neighbourhood Care Scheme and house regular events to bring the neighbourhood together including ‘Tea @ 3’ and a village Garden Fete.
     
  • David Bennett, PCC of Spratton St Andrew’s Church 
    St Andrew’s Church is in the beautiful village of Spratton within the countryside of rural Northamptonshire. The support they offer to their community includes Scouts, Brownies & Guides, Explorers Football Club, Young People Group, A Tots and Toddlers group, and much more.  
  • Roger Kirkpatrick, St Mawes
    St Mawes is a beautiful church that overlooks the sea and is open to everyone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They work to ensure that children and adults are kept safe by working with the local community and safeguarding authorities. They have overcome the difficulties of the pandemic by moving towards a more digital approach offering video call meetings and recorded services that have been shared globally. 
     
  • Joanne Pilkington, St Luke’s Church
    St Luke’s Church’s beliefs are best summed up by their motto “no matter who you are, you belong hereThey are working to create a friendly, vibrant community for people of all ages and backgroundsThey are continuing their mission in the face of the pandemic by livestreaming their services on Facebook.
     
  • Claire Purcell, Omega, the National Association for End of Life Care
    Omega is a charity that helps caregivers and the bereaved to stay connected in later life and are working towards raising the standards of end of life care. They provide essential support to caregivers looking after someone with a terminal illness, people who are themselves at end of life, and those who have been bereaved.

Contactless Donation Station 

The contactless Donation Station by GWD helps charities, hospitals, and religious organisations collect charity donations without handling cash. The smart touchscreen is an excellent conversation starter but works even when staff are not available, with eye-catching screensavers and custom branding attracting attention.

The Contactless Donation Station encourages signups, memberships, and renewals. Organisations also gain a bonus 25% with Gift Aid integration. 

To learn more about our Donation Stations and how they can help your fundraising efforts please contact a member of our team today.