Fonix to power mobile donations across all of Cancer Research UK’s fundraising activity

Fonix, the mobile messaging and payments specialist, today announced that it has extended its partnership with Cancer Research UK, one of the world’s leading cancer charities dedicated to saving lives through research.

Fonix first started working with Cancer Research UK in 2017 for the Stand Up To Cancer campaign, a joint national fundraiser from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4, seamlessly enabling mobile donations and Gift Aid. This continued in 2018 with Fonix successfully processing SMS donations to Stand Up To Cancer made during the live show on Channel 4 – significantly contributing to the record £24.6 million raised on the night.

This extended contract will see Fonix power the mobile donations across all of the charity’s fundraising activity, including Race for Life, other challenge events such as Shine Night Walk and the Great Hike and also as a direct response to indoor and outdoor print advertising.

Kathryn Toner, Head of Individual Giving at Cancer Research UK said: “With a proven track record across all high-profile charity campaigns, Fonix’s experience and expertise in the charity sector speaks for itself.

Text to donate is a great fundraising mechanic for the charity as it is a quick and easy way that the public can donate to the charity and help us bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. Cancer Research UK receives no government funding for its life saving research and relies entirely on the generosity of the public. We’re always looking for new ways that the public can donate to the charity such as raising donations via competitions.”

Clare Charles, account director at Fonix added: “It’s been such a privilege to work with Cancer Research UK over the past two years and in this time we’ve seen how our shared passion for innovation has positively impacted the amount raised for such a good cause.

The extended partnership was the obvious next step for Fonix and Cancer Research UK, and we look forward to driving mobile donations and seeing the results across all fundraising activity.”

Meet Neil, the best buggy driver in town

We are pleased to be supported by Neil Penny of Enarpee for our Golf Day again this year. Please learn a bit more about him and the work that Enarpee do, and where you can find him at our Golf Day.

Enarpee Services is the Industry longest established Independent Regulatory Compliance Support Business. Established in 2006, Enarpee have clients all over the world providing leading Compliance & Regulatory advice to business operating in the Premium Billed Content sector. The team at Enarpee not only provide advice but also Customer Care / Call Handling to some of Industry’s biggest merchants from a Call Centre in Dublin, Consumer Refund Solutions for Merchants seeking a fast, reliable and independent service. Enarpee work with Network Operators, Billing Aggregators as well as Content Merchants and Affiliate Marketing Agencies. The team at Enarpee also have formal qualifications in GDPR and have assisted many companies leading up to and since, the introduction of GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018.

Enarpee have supported the aimm Golf Event every year since 2008. By his own admission, Neil cannot play golf if his life depended on it, but the opportunity to visit beautiful golf courses, supporting clients and friends alike was too good to miss. So what better way to ensure the players are in tip top condition, then by keeping them hydrated with a variety of complementary liquid refreshments and snacks all delivered from the trusty Refreshments Buggy? Neil will be delivering drinks directly to our players on the course throughout the day, so keep an eye open for him. 

If you want to join us at our Golf Day on the 19th September there is still time! Simply contact aimm to book your place. You can bring a 4 man team, come as a single player, or take advantage of the opportunity to meet people with a networking only ticket. You can find more information from our GOLF EVENTS PAGE.

PSA adopts new Case Prioritisation Principles

The Phone-paid Services Authority (PSA) has established a Case Prioritisation Policy and Principles, in order to best focus its resources and efforts in enforcement cases.

“We need to make decisions about the best use of our resources in order to deliver the best outcomes for consumers. This involves making appropriate decisions about which cases to pursue through formal procedures, and which of those cases to prioritise.”

These Principles are outcomes-focussed and aim to ensure that their resources and enforcement approach is targeted to have the greatest regulatory effect.

You can find out more about what this involves by reading the full Principles

CEO of Fonix has been shortlisted for the PayTech Leadership Award

Rob Weisz, CEO of Fonix and Board member of aimm,  has been shortlisted for the PayTech Leadership Award –  for leading and playing an instrumental role in devising and/or delivering the technology strategy to support the key business objectives of an organisation, making an impact in the payments industry and contributing towards the industry’s betterment.
For more information on the awards and to view the full shortlist visit here:

Early Bird finishes this week!

We are offering an Early Bird discount for our Golf Day in September but this finishes on Saturday 15th June, so if you have been thinking of joining us don’t miss out! 

The Early Bird can save up to £100 off the event, and makes this cheaper than our 2017 prices, so an offer not to miss! Our Golf Day is open to everyone from across the interactive media, micropayments, broadcasting and cyber security industries, and REMEMBER you DON’T need to be a member of aimm to attend our events. So come along and make new contacts and enjoy a chilled drink on the green.

We will be at the stunning Selsdon Estate Golf Club in Surrey, with breathtaking views, but conveniently located a few miles from London.

If you would like to know more simply download our Golf Information Pack to find out what the day entails.

If you want to get your discount contact aimm to book your team.

We would like to thank Enarpee who are kindly supporting this event providing the refreshments buggy for the day to help keep our players hydrated, with chilled drinks and snacks to hand as you make your way round the course. Now that is what you call service!

We hope to see you there.

 

Thanks to Enarpee for their support.