UK: Historic tourist attraction loses $170k worth of donations after going cashless

Source: New York Post

“A popular UK tourist attraction has lost a whopping $170,000 worth of donations after it banned cash. Visitors to the Roman Baths in Bath have been stopped from throwing money into the historic attraction and are instead asked to make a contactless payment. But the move has had devastating consequences. The charity organisation behind the well-known site banned the use of the wishing well in March 2022. In the last financial year, it collected just $17,000 in donations despite welcoming one million visitors in 2023. … Prior to that it had raked in almost $200,000 from donations when it was fully open between 2018 and 2019 before the pandemic hit, with $170,000 coming from the 1.6m plunge pool that had been turned into a wishing well for visitors.” (07/07/24)