Moorwand and Partner K Wearables Announce 300 ‘K Ring’ Giveaway to NHS Staff
The payment providers have organised the giveaway to show gratitude to “the fearless frontline NHS staff”.
Moorwand and K Wearables announced on Monday their intention to give away 300 “K Rings” – contactless pay providers in the form of a ring – to NHS staff in a display of gratitude for their work in combating the COVID-19 pandemic.
The rings are designed to facilitate contactless payment by having their wearers imitate a knocking gesture over a card reader, which can be used to trigger transactions up to £45 in size.
By removing the need to touch a surface, contactless devices present a safer payment alternative for essential workers amid a global health crisis.
Moorwand’s chief commercial officer, Luc Gueriane, commented on the giveaway: “We are in a time where community is at the forefront of everything we do. Although we may be apart, we as a nation have never felt more connected, so it is vital that communities and businesses come together to support health workers in any way they can.”
“Partnering with K Wearables to provide an easy payment solution to 300 NHS workers was instantly an initiative we knew we wanted to be part of.”
“K Wearables offered 100 free contactless payment rings to NHS frontline heroes, so the team could show its gratitude and we were overwhelmed with the immediately positive response”, added Philip Campbell, founder of K Wearables.
“We were delighted when our new issuer, Moorwand, generously offered to help extend this to 300 rings for NHS workers. It’s great to be working with likeminded partners and we hope the recipients enjoy using K Ring as much as we all do.”