Mayor of Hackney, Philip Glanville, joined by Cllr Rebecca Rennison and Cllr Caroline Selman, unveiled the first in a series of contactless donation points being rolled out across the borough this month, to help charities combat homelessness.
The points take a donation of £3 from contactless cards, with 100% of the donations split equally between the 22 charities within the London Homeless Charities Group. The money is spent on providing essential services across London, helping rough sleepers to cope with the day-to-day but also to forge a path away from life on the streets.
The terminals are run by TAP London, a non-profit organization which was founded in Hackney in 2017 and is supported by the Mayor of London. Thanks to a request from the Council, they are now being rolled out across the borough.
The first terminals have now been installed, located at Hackney Town Hall, Hackney Service Centre and at Climpsons on Broadway Market, with more sites set to launch soon. Find out more at www.taplondon.org
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