Fintech firm GoodBox has linked with Pret A Manger to offer the contactless devices in shops across Manchester and London to support existing cash fundraising for The Pret Foundation.

The trial was launched two weeks ago and is proving very popular with Pret customers as donations through the contactless devices have already exceeded previous cash donations, and increased total donations in participating stores by 122%.

GoodBox Co-Founder & Managing Director Francesca Hodgson stated: “It is amazing to see the generosity of the UK public even during this difficult period and we are delighted to be able to support the Pret Foundation to bolster their fundraising ahead of World Homelessness Day. As an increasing number of donors don’t carry cash, a contactless donation point is an essential part of any modern fundraising campaign.”

The aim of the Pret Foundation is the alleviation of poverty, hunger and homelessness with its work supporting many charities in this sector. This World Homelessness Day the charity is keen to maximise its fundraising by offering both cash and contactless donation points.

Andrea Wareham, Chief People Officer at Pret A Manger added: “For the last 25 years, The Pret Foundation has been dedicated to helping those experiencing homelessness up and down the country. This year more than ever, they need our help and that is why we chose to partner with GoodBox to ensure our customers have every opportunity to continue their generous donations by utilising the impressive GoodBox contactless devices in our stores.”