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Penny donation scheme launched on London transport

Users of public transport in London will be able to donate one penny for every day they take as part of scheme to increase charitable giving.

The money will be taken from those who use contactless payment cards. Once registered, users can increase the amount of money they will pay.

The funds will be taken for journeys on the Tube, bus, tram, DLR, Overground and some National Rail trains.

The scheme was launched as part of the Mayor's Fund for London.

Transport for London counted more than five million contactless journeys in the first month contactless payment was accepted.

The money donated will be used to benefit young Londoners via the Mayor's Fund for London charities and other not-for-profit causes.

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