Comedians go contactless for Red Nose Day

Comedians go contactless for Red Nose Day

Brits will be able to make a donation to Comic Relief this year by tapping their contactless cards against statues of some of the country's best know comedians.

in the build up to the Red Nose Day telethon next month, larger than life replicas of the likes of Billy Connolly, David Walliams and Dawn French are making their way to shopping centres across the UK.

Through a deal with Barclays, people will be able to tap their cards on the comedians’ pocket to donate £1 to Red Nose Day. Donations can also be made through the Barclays Pingit app.

Last year Zenon Hannick, agile project manager for Comic Relief, told Finextra that the charity was looking into accepting bitcoin donations. However, the option has not yet materialised.

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Dave Sanderson
Dave Sanderson - YBS Group - Bradford/Leeds - UK 16 February, 2015, 09:17Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

Sounds like an excellent idea to me!

I think that people are much more likely to donate when there's some kind of novelty involved, much like when you could first donate via text message. It'll make contactless much more prominant to people who usually wouldn't use it at a till also. Win/Win in my opinion.

I'll definitely give it a go when/if I walk past one.