The Irish Cancer Society is teaming up with Revolut to launch a special bank card to help the charity raise much-needed funds. With 44,000 people set to hear the words “you have cancer” this year, the work of the charity is more as important as ever but fund-raising has be hit hard by COVID-19. New ways of raising funds like this are welcome, so here’s what you need to know.
Revolut To Launch Irish Cancer Society Bank Card
Late last year, Revolut launched the “Donations” section of their app. This meant 1.2 million Revolut customers in Ireland could now donate directly to Irish charities from within the app. The app functionality is great and allows you to either make a once-off donation, a recurring donation or to send your “spare change” from shopping in-store or online to your charity of choice.
Today, the Irish Cancer Society has partnered with Revolut to launch a special bank card that will support the charity. The best part is that 100% of the donation goes to the Irish Cancer Society. You might be familiar with SMS campaigns where you text to a five-digit number to make a donation. The charity doesn’t usually get all of this donation, making donations through Revolut a great solution for charities.
To unlock your “Daffodil card”, all you need to do is visit the donations tab on the Revolut App and donate a minimum of €4 to the Irish Cancer Society.
How To Get Your Revolut Daffodil Card
- Make sure you’ve updated to the latest version of the app
- Open the “Marketplace” tab in the bottom right corner
- Tap on “Donations” and select the Irish Cancer Society
- Donate at least €4 (but as much as you would like)
- Order your card
One thing to note is that you will need to pay a €5.99 delivery fee, but 100% of the donation amount goes to the charity.
Importance Of Donations During COVID-19
Charities have been a heavily hit industry as a result of COVID-19. As Ireland went into our first lockdown in March 2020, the Irish Cancer Society was forced to cancel Daffodil Day. The society only gets 3% of its funding from the Government, so cancelling the day where thousands of volunteers take to the streets to raise funds had a massive impact. New ways of raising money are critical and one such way is Revolut.
Having lost my own father to cancer, The Irish Cancer Society does incredible work. Similarly, the charity is also close to the heart of Briain Curtin, Head of Growth at Revolut. He also lost his father Liam to cancer and says “Revolut is delighted to support the 2021 Daffodil Day campaign, in this most challenging of years. I have been proud to work with the Irish Cancer Society over the past year, but didn’t fully appreciate the value of their work until last week when an Irish Cancer Society Night Nurse helped to guide my family through the passing of my father, Liam”.
Rosemary Simmons, Irish Cancer Society Fundraising Lead says “we are so grateful for Revolut’s fantastic support for Daffodil Day this year, through the launch of the “Daffodil card”. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, our traditional fundraising efforts have been diminished. This platform gives our supporters an innovative and easy way to donate, and purchase a limited edition banking card. By making a donation, you can help ensure everyone affected by cancer in Ireland has access to the support they need”.