Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, has launched its own debit card to give supporters a new way to donate.
The charity is partnering with fintech firm Currensea to provide a unique debit card, allowing supporters to donate to the charity whenever they spend in the UK or abroad.
The new Dogs Trust by Currensea card links to existing bank accounts and will be available to anyone wishing to support Dogs Trust, by opting to donate to the charity when spending in the UK and overseas. Donations can be made by rounding up spending to the nearest 50p or £1 in the UK.
Currensea also allows users to save 85-100% on every transaction made abroad by removing the normal fees leveraged by banks and other card providers, and users are given the option to donate these savings to the charity.
Dogs Trust chief executive Owen Sharp said: “We have always been incredibly grateful to our supporters enabling us to be there for dogs, and we understand that donating to charity in the current climate may be an additional financial stretch. Through the new Dogs Trust by Currensea card, our supporters have the option to easily donate by rounding up their spending, without having the pressure of a regular contribution.
“This new way of giving from small change will make a big difference to dogs’ lives, ensuring that we are here to offer the advice, training and support dog owners need to care for their dogs, and to help dogs in need of new homes.”
Dogs Trust cares for around 14,000 dogs every year, and also provides support and guidance to dog owners from training and behaviour experts.