29th Aug, 2014

Donate by EFTPOS this Daffodil Day

Wellington, New Zealand – 29 August 2014, Donate by EFTPOS this Daffodil Day
(originally published 21 August 2014)

In our increasingly cashless society, charities relying on cash donations from street appeals can be on the losing end of technology advances. Many people simply don’t carry coins and notes in their wallets, and instead pay for everything with EFTPOS or credit card. Well this year, with EFTPOS NZ’s help, some Daffodil Day collectors are armed with the latest mobile EFTPOS machines so that people who want to donate to the worthy cause, but don’t have any cash on them, can still donate on the spot. 

Collecting for Daffodil DayEFTPOS NZ staff members collecting using the latest VX 680 EFTPOS machine.

EFTPOS NZ has come on board as an official supporter to help with the most important annual fundraising campaign for the Cancer Society – Daffodil Day. By being able to provide the street appeal with EFTPOS machines, it creates an opportunity to increase the amount raised, simply by giving people another option to donate. EFTPOS NZ staff members joined volunteer collectors on Willis Street in Wellington to help raise hope this year armed with a VX680 EFTPOS machine. Each volunteer reported back that donors thought it was a great idea to be able to donate by EFTPOS as they often didn't carry much or any cash.

“It is fantastic to be able to support the Cancer Society, and provide them with the latest payments technology so their collectors can raise more money on Daffodil Day,” says Pete Hansen, General Manager, EFTPOS NZ. “We’re also delighted to be able to partner with Principal Sponsor, and our long time banking partner, ANZ. Together we can help raise critical funds and assist the Cancer Society support those in our community affected by cancer.” 

Philip Hope, National Manager Development  at the Cancer Society, says “there are various ways people can donate to Daffodil Day, either at the collection points, by texting, going online or visiting any ANZ branch to donate. What EFTPOS NZ is enabling us to do is increase the potential for street donations – for those who would donate, but don’t have any cash on them, or would like to donate more than the loose change they  have in their pocket. By having EFTPOS machines on the streets we will no longer miss out on these donations, it is so quick and easy for people to give to the cause.”

And quick and easy is the key – it really is such a simple method of payment. The mobile EFTPOS machines that will be used throughout the country are not just fast, they’re equipped with ‘tap and go’ technology, so it is as quick as tapping your card on top of the machine and away you go. Simple as that. Donate a little, or a lot, it literally only takes a few seconds out of your day to donate. No more rattling around the bottom of your bag looking for loose change, instead just whip out your EFTPOS or credit card to help the Cancer Society raise much needed funds.

Donate by eftpos this Daffodil DayDonate by eftpos wherever you see these very special Daffodil Day VX 680 eftpos machines, available at selected collection points.

EFTPOS NZ provided over 60 EFTPOS machines free of charge to collection points throughout the country. Some even have a Daffodil Day makeover with bright yellow machines at selected collection points. So please do look out for them this Friday 29 August and donate generously – with your help there is hope.

For more information contact:

Lynne St.Clair-Chapman, National Communications Manager, Cancer Society, lynne@cancer.org.nz 027 444 4150

Kirsten Clark, Marketing & Communications Manager, EFTPOS New Zealand, kclark@eftpos.co.nz 021 608 343 

About Daffodil Day:

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Daffodil Day, the Cancer Society’s annual flagship event, is one of the most important fundraising and awareness campaigns in the country. The campaign lasts a month, always in August, and culminates in the street collection on the last Friday.

Since 1990, the iconic event has inspired people from across the country to come together and support the Society’s work. As well as providing an opportunity to raise awareness of the impact of cancer in New Zealand, Daffodil Day is the main funding source for the Cancer Society.

The Cancer Society uses the daffodil as its symbol because it is one of the first flowers of spring, whose bright yellow blooms remind us of the joys the new season will bring. It also represents the hope there is for the one in three New Zealanders affected by cancer.

About EFTPOS New Zealand:

EFTPOS New Zealand is the leading payments solution company in New Zealand.  EFTPOS New Zealand offers the latest VeriFone EFTPOS terminals, most up to date payments technology, a switching platform and round the clock support service.  VeriFone Systems Inc., EFTPOS NZ’s parent company, has been at the forefront of the payments industry for over 30 years, is active in more than 150 countries and employs over 5,000 people globally.