Tap and donate this Daffodil Day
Daffodil Day has arrived and it has never been easier to donate to The Cancer Society with new ANZ ‘tap and donate’ technology.
“Today new ANZ tap and donate daffodils are on Auckland streets, providing a simple and cashless way to support The Cancer Society,” said ANZ Managing Director Retail and Business Banking Antonia Watson.
The new terminals have contactless technology and an option to donate $3, $5, $10 and $15 by tapping a mobile wallet, MasterCard or Visa card on the daffodil.
Ms Watson used the new daffodil terminal outside ANZ 205 Queen Street branch with ANZ Ambassador and gold medal Olympic rower Eric Murray this morning.
“I feel really proud to be helping ANZ support the Cancer Society this Daffodil Day as it’s the only charity that helps all New Zealanders with all types of cancer,” said Mr Murray.
“It’s awesome to see innovations like the ANZ tap and donate daffodil. It’s perfect for people like me who don’t carry cash around, but who still want to give, and it should put a smile on their faces at the same time.”
ANZ staff across the country are doing their bit to raise funds for this year’s appeal and collection boxes are available at each branch. Activities include raffles, quiz nights, movie fundraisers and pikelet sales. ANZ’s ‘Big Head Shave’ event raised $66,000 earlier this month.
A standout ANZ fundraiser is Mike Butler, who this afternoon will complete a mammoth walk from Auckland to Wellington.
His walk was interrupted in 2016 after he broke his ankle kicking a pine cone for his dogs. Despite developing arthritis and a long recovery, Mr Butler set off from the accident site near Gisborne on 3 August and has been averaging 25km a day since.
Mr Butler aims to raise $12,000 and donations can be made at his blog at http://mikeshikenz.blogspot.co.nz/
ANZ has been a major sponsor of Daffodil Day and since 1990 has helped raise over $18 million for The Cancer Society.
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