Worldpay supports various charities by processing fundraising donations through our payment platforms free of charge. Our vast payment processing capacity allows for the high volumes needed to support major fundraising events.
We’ve been processing payments for Comic Relief for more than 10 years and were recently awarded Platinum Sponsor status in recognition of our support. Comic Relief aims to bring about positive and lasting change in the lives of poor and disadvantaged people, and supports charities around the world. The highlights of Comic Relief’s appeal are Red Nose Day and Sports Relief, two national televised events. In 2016, our High Capacity Gateway processed 216,134 transactions totalling over £6 million for the Comic Relief telethon. Volunteers in our Gateshead call centre helped to take payments while other colleagues across the country got into the spirit by raising £8,000 through various fundraising events.
“Worldpay has been a longstanding technology partner with Comic Relief and plays a key role helping us to deliver successful campaigns year on year. In addition Worldpay is a truly committed technology partner and works with Comic Relief year-round. They provide valuable support for our technical innovation initiatives, offer expertise in areas such as compliance and give us invaluable insight into the rapidly changing landscape of the payments industry.” Derek Gannon, CEO Comic Relief
Stand Up to Cancer
Worldpay has been supporting Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C) with free payment processing since it launched in 2012. Cancer Research’s annual fundraising campaign aims to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. The national televised event sees celebrities hosting an evening of comedy and entertainment. In 2016 we processed around 50,000 donations on the night, amounting to nearly £1 million, as well as providing on-site technical support.