Heritage centre appeal for new cash register to meet contactless guidelines

The Centre is looking at ways to reopen, but needs to raise extra funds for a new cash register that will allow them to accept contactless payments in line with Covid-19 guidelines

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Yvonne Hardy from Ventnor Heritage Centre has been in touch with an appeal to readers for support.

The Heritage Centre has been closed since the beginning of the Coronavirus lockdown, but the Trustees are now looking at the Government guidelines to enable the Centre to re-open

Yvonne explains,

“The Trustees have allocated funds to upgrade the Sale Area/Reception in the Museum, and this included a straight forward cash register. It is hoped that we can complete this refurbishment before we reopen.

“But it is now apparent, from the guidelines that visitors/customers should use ‘Contactless Card’ payments. Unfortunately, at this present time we do not have this facility.

“We have looked into this and we need an up to date cash register. Because of costs it would be a refurbished machine, but the cost would still be around £960 including VAT. The allocated sum for the original cash register is £170.”

The Centre are seeking support to help us raise an additional £800 toward the purchase price. £500 has been raised so far, but further support would be greatly appreciated by the heritage centre, which is run by volunteers, most of whom, Yvonne says, are in the vulnerable category for Covid-19.

Show your support
If you would like to make a donation, you can do so by visiting the Ventnor Heritage Centre Website or ask for bank details via [email protected]

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Monday, 29th June, 2020 12:00pm


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It’s my understanding thar using contactless is preferred, not essential. The centre would be better using the £960 to keep them going.

Angela Hewitt

Get in touch with paypal or similar. card machines are not as expensive as you think and can pay for themselves with increased sales