Remember me

Register  |   Lost password?

Pennies

News

Monarch and Cosmos customers dip into their pockets for Toe in the Water

11 Mar 2014 Peter Hayward, a Captain in the Royal Welsh was seriously injured in a blast whilst on patrol in Afghanistan in 2010. Following 12 operations and months of lengthy personal rehabilitation which were often frustrating and lonely, Pete was referred to Toe in the Water, and innovative charity that...

Your pennies make waves by helping Starlight grant the wishes of very ill children

4 Mar 2014 For nearly three decades, Starlight Children’s Foundation has been granting the wishes of seriously and terminally ill children and young people. The treatments and procedures that these children have to undergo can be difficult, painful and frightening, and sometimes just making sure they...

Micro-donations tackle homelessness as holidaymakers raise thousands for Homeless World Cup

25 Feb 2014 One of four charities benefitting from donations made by Monarch Airlines and Cosmos Holidays' customers, Homeless World Cup uses football to energise and empower people who are homeless or excluded. They do this not just through the annual Homeless World Cup football tournament, but by nurturing...

Donations come flying in for Home-Start UK, supporting families in need across the country

18 Feb 2014 Every day, families up and down the country face real challenges. Sometimes these seem small, sometimes larger, sometimes insurmountable, but as with any challenge asking for help can sometimes be the hardest part. That’s where Home-Start UK comes in. Home-Start UK provides a lifeline for...

Your micro-donations help CLIC Sargent improve the emotional health of young people living with cancer

11 Feb 2014 Each day in the UK, 10 children and young people are diagnosed with cancer. Once diagnosed, the physically and emotionally challenging journey through treatment begins, an experience that profoundly affects both the individuals living with cancer and their families too.For young people like Jack,...

Charity begins at home for Grimsby shoppers who’ve raised over £4,000 for local St Andrew’s Hospice

20 Jan 2014 Losing a parent is an emotional experience whatever your age, but for a young child it can be deeply confusing, distressing and life-changing.  Therefore, being able to say goodbye to your mum or dad in a calm, peaceful and supportive environment can make a real difference during an incredibly...

Your small change donations help Shelter give families a home this Christmas

24 Dec 2013 Whatever you’re up to this Christmas, it’s likely you’ll have had some last minute preparations to make.  Food bought? Check.  Presents wrapped? Check.  A home for you and your family to spend Christmas in?  You’d be forgiven for assuming that last one went without saying. But in fact, lack of a...

Win 4 tickets to see England vs Barbarians at Twickenham Stadium on the final day of our "Christmas comes early" competition!

13 Dec 2013 When fans visit The Rugby Store at the home of English Rugby, Twickenham Stadium, they have the chance to round up their purchases to the nearest pound for two charities that help support and promote the game, and its players. Since The Rugby Store introduced Pennies, customers have donated over...

Your second chance to win Domino's pizza for a year in day nine of our Christmas competition series!

12 Dec 2013 As our longest running retail partner, Domino’s Pizza has been raising funds for charity with Pennies for three years.  In that time, their customers have donated millions of times, and the donations are showing no signs of slowing down!  This year Domino’s introduced a new charity partner to...

Day eight of "Christmas comes early" - Win £100 to spend at Drake & Morgan's amazing bars and restaurants

11 Dec 2013 When London-based bar and restaurant group Drake & Morgan introduced Pennies in their restaurants in 2012, it was the perfect opportunity for the company to start supporting causes close to its heart.  In the past 14 months their customers have raised almost £20,000, with the vast majority...

Gear up for day seven of our Christmas competition series and win £100 to spend at Evans Cycles

10 Dec 2013 Last year, cycling specialists Evans Cycles introduced the electronic charity box to their online store, offering customers buying everything from high-vis jackets to brand new road bikes the chance round up their orders and donate a few extra pence to the retailer’s charity partner, Special...

Day six of "Christmas comes early" - Win £100 to spend in any Zizzi restaurant!

9 Dec 2013 Back in December 2010, Zizzi became the first restaurant chain to start using Pennies, allowing their customers to add a few pence to their bill at the end of their meal, in turn raising hundreds of thousands for charity.  To date, customers have donated over 1 million times, with those donations...

Fancy winning Domino's pizza for a year? Enter day five of our "Christmas comes early" competition!

6 Dec 2013 Domino’s Pizza customers have been Pennies fans since day one, regularly donating thousands of pounds every week since we launched just three years ago, and these donations have been supporting a number of charities ever since. One of those charities is Special Olympics GB who have received over...

Win a brand new drill from Screwfix on day four of Pennies' "Christmas comes early" competition

5 Dec 2013 People shopping online with trade supplier Screwfix have been generously giving their spare electronic change for more than 18 months now. In fact, customers were so generous that Screwfix wanted to make sure the £2,000 raised every month went to projects close to tradesmen’s hearts. That’s one...

Enter day three of our "Christmas comes early" competition series and grab some gifts from Adnams!

4 Dec 2013 Suffolk-based brewers and distillers Adnams switched on Pennies in their Cellar & Kitchen Stores a year ago, and the response has been amazing. Customers have donated over 100,000 times, raising more than £26,000 to date for Prostate Cancer UK. One in eight men will develop prostate cancer in...

Day two of our “Christmas Comes Early” competition - win prizes from The Fragrance Shop

3 Dec 2013 It has been just over a year since The Fragrance Shop introduced Pennies as part of their charity campaign.  Since then their customers have been able to join in with the company’s fundraising efforts in support of Rays of Sunshine, by adding an extra 5p to their total when paying by card...

Win prizes from The Entertainer in our "Christmas Comes Early" competition!

2 Dec 2013 The generosity of customers shopping at The Entertainer’s toy shops never ceases to amaze us, with their donations adding up to an incredible £400,000 to date.  In fact in the last six months alone they've donated their spare change via Pennies more than 250,000 times. This money has helped to...

Micro-donations support Save the Children’s Philippines Typhoon appeal

19 Nov 2013 When disaster hits, charities are regularly among the first to respond, on the ground in crisis areas and raising funds to support essential relief efforts. In the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated much of the Philippines just 11 days ago, Save the Children is one such charity working to...

Pennies’ retailers raise thousands for BBC Children in Need, all year round

12 Nov 2013 When you choose to donate a few extra pence via Pennies, you know that your money is helping improve thousands of lives. In the case of that 50p donated in-store when shopping at DFS, or online when booking a holiday with Monarch Airlines, your money is helping BBC Children in Need fund projects...

A bumper year for the electronic charity box as Pennies turns three!

8 Nov 2013 Today is a very special day here at Pennies, as we celebrate our third birthday. On 8th November 2010, we received our first donation via Domino’s Pizza, marking the beginning of the Pennies movement.  Three years on, Pennies has partnered with over 50 businesses and numerous card payment service...

Cardsave retailers raise over £7,000 with Pennies

22 Oct 2013 Since launching just under three years ago, donations made via Pennies have supported over 70 different charities, from Macmillan to RNIB.  But it’s not just national charities that have benefitted.  Smaller initiatives making a difference in local communities have also been receiving donations,...

Children's cancer centre appeal gets a toy shop shaped boost from The Entertainer

16 Oct 2013 Back in June 2011, The Entertainer toy shops became the first retailer to start using Pennies in-store.  Nearly two and a half years later, their customers are still raising amazing sums of money for children’s hospitals up and down the country. One of the hospitals benefitting from this...

Pennies donated to RNIB help bring the written word to hundreds of blind people across the UK

8 Oct 2013 Most of us would find it impossible to imagine not being able to read things in our day to day lives, whether it’s the back of a cereal packet, our Facebook or Twitter feed, or our very favourite novel.  But for almost 2 million people in the UK this is a reality, and it is often incredibly...

Rays of Sunshine grant the wishes of seriously ill children with the help of your donations

1 Oct 2013 When a child is seriously or terminally ill, making sure they still have the opportunity to enjoy being a kid can be just as difficult as ensuring they get the medical care and support they need.  That’s why the work that Rays of Sunshine do is so important.  The wish-granting charity gives sick...

Raising a glass to Adnams customers who've raised over £20,000 in support of Prostate Cancer UK

24 Sep 2013 We’re regularly amazed by the generosity of those who donate via Pennies, who every day are helping change the lives of thousands of people, just a few pence at a time. Take Adnams: the Suffolk-based brewers and distillers have been offering Pennies at the tills of their kitchen and cellar stores...

Pennies retailer Travelodge puts the kettle on in support of Macmillan

17 Sep 2013 Here at Pennies, we believe in the power of micro-donations to raise significant sums for charity and help promote and encourage a whole range of other charitable activities too. It sits perfectly alongside other fundraising initiatives that retailers engage in to support their charity...

Londoners dining out donate their pennies to help Kids Company tackle child food poverty

11 Sep 2013 For the past year, diners at each of Drake & Morgan’s London-based bars and restaurants have been donating money via Pennies to help some of the capital’s most vulnerable children. By opting to top-up their bill by just 50p, customers have so far raised over £15,000 for Kids Company, helping...

Smiles all round at this year’s Special Olympics GB National Summer Games in Bath

3 Sep 2013 This weekend saw 1,700 athletes from across the UK competing across 12 different sports as part of the Special Olympics Great Britain National Summer Games. Now in its 9th year, the National Summer Games act as an opportunity to not only promote and support the talents of athletes with...

Micro-donations at ASK Italian help Great Ormond Street Hospital build for the future

27 Aug 2013 When a child is in hospital, they can be away from home for weeks, even months, at a time. That’s why making sure they have a place to recover that is stimulating, fun and friendly is as important as making sure they receive the highest-level of medical care possible. Improving facilities,...

Zizzi customers’ pennies help change the lives of young people like Lewis through the Prince’s Trust Team programme

20 Aug 2013 Over the past two years, customers in branches of Zizzi across the country have been helping to raise funds for the restaurant’s charity partner, The Prince’s Trust, by donating their spare electronic change via Pennies. Helping young people in the UK dramatically improve their lives through...

Small change makes a huge difference for families of seriously ill children across the country

13 Aug 2013 When a young child faces a life-limiting illness, their family also faces an extremely challenging time.  The brothers and sisters of seriously ill children can find themselves growing up in difficult and emotional circumstances, and often have to cope with the loss of a sibling at a very early...

Donations add up to life-enhancing music therapy for children at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

6 Aug 2013 When a child is born with a rare developmental disorder, making sure they receive the expert care they require is vital.  However, when that child also becomes seriously ill, finding the specialist, quality care they desperately need can be a real challenge. Archie Jones was diagnosed with...

Donations to the Alzheimer’s Society offer people living with dementia something to sing about

23 Jul 2013 For over 30 years, Alzheimer’s Society has provided help, care and services for the hundreds of thousands of people across the UK living with dementia, working to improve their quality of life, and the lives of their families and carers. One of the ten charities benefitting from a percentage of...

The Entertainer customer pennies help pay for a ‘home from home’ for teenagers in hospital

16 Jul 2013 Donations made via the electronic charity box have been adding up for nearly two years for Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal, the fundraising charity for Bristol Royal Hospital for Children. As one of four regional hospitals sharing the pennies donated at The Entertainer, the charity appeal has...

Pennies is a runner up at the Nominet Internet Awards 2013

5 Jul 2013 Last night a few members of the Pennies team got dressed up to the nines and headed off to the Nominet Internet Awards 2013. Held at the British Library, the awards were celebrating the internet being used as a force for good and we were delighted that Pennies work raising donations online was...

Small change donations help ChildLine take their services into schools

2 Jul 2013 Long before Pennies was even a fleeting, hopeful thought in someone's mind, back when Chip & PIN sounded more like an order at the local chippy than a way to pay, many of our charity partners were already familiar household names. For more than 25 years, identifying abuse and making it stop...

Helping parents and children to stay safe from scalding injuries this Child Safety Week

25 Jun 2013 In the spirit of this year’s Child Safety Week, we thought it would be a good time to highlight one of our long-standing charity partners Children’s Burns Trust. This year’s theme of the safety week is ‘Be a Safety Hero’, encouraging parents and carers to make just a few simple changes to help...

A few days of donations helps ensure teenagers like Kathryn can access information about coping with cancer

18 Jun 2013 What’s your routine when you go online? Do you go straight to social media, visit your favourite news site first, or perhaps it’s just a quick check of your emails and then you’re done? For many, a vital part of going online is to connect with people who are going through similar...

Job opportunity at Pennies for communications professional

18 Jun 2013 Role title: Communications & Marketing Officer Contract and Salary: Permanent full-time position, £21,000 - £23,000 (depending on experience) We’re looking for a new member to join the Communications team here at Pennies to help us increase awareness and engagement with the electronic charity...

Pennies from pizza fans help launch leadership programme for athletes with learning disabilities

11 Jun 2013 Back in November 2010, Pennies launched with our first partner Domino’s Pizza. Since then, millions of small change donations have been made by customers rounding up their food orders online with the popular pizza delivery company. The majority of these donations have gone to help people who have...

Rounding up at BuySpares helps provide essential hospice equipment and makes patient wishes come true

4 Jun 2013 Receiving the majority of pennies from BuySpares customers is Birmingham-based League Of Friends Of John Taylor Hospice where nearly £3000 of donations received so far via Pennies are helping to keeping vital services running day in day out. These donations have made a difference both in assisting...

Pennies celebrates shortlisted success in Google’s Global Impact Challenge

3 Jun 2013 Following the announcement last week that Pennies was a finalist in the Google Global Impact Challenge, it’s been an intense week of garnering public votes, culminating with an afternoon of Q&A’s with some high profile judges. With nearly 300,000 views of our film, it’s been a fantastic week...

Putting pennies together to help young people overcome challenges through music

28 May 2013 From loans for start-up business entrepreneurs to support for seriously ill teenagers, your donations are helping young people in all sorts of ways. Youth Music is one charity that uses your pennies to help children and young people reach their full potential through music making. Many of the...

Pennies is one of ten finalists for a Google Global Impact Award – and you can help us win!

24 May 2013 It’s been a couple of weeks full of exciting news here at Pennies. Not only are we celebrating the donation button being pressed 5 million times, we’ve also just found out that Pennies is one of ten charity finalists in the running for a Google Global Impact Award! We're now very close to gaining...

Small change adds up to online support for carers like Sherry and Terry

14 May 2013 For the first two years after Pennies launched in November 2010, Carers UK has been one of ten charities to benefit from a share of 25% of every donation. Since the end of the last year, the charity has continued to receive donations from some of our retail partners, using these pennies to help...

One million donations made so far at The Entertainer have helped to improve services for children in hospital

7 May 2013 Donating a few pennies when you pay by card at the till point may not seem like much but to children sitting in hospital beds around the country this small action is making a huge difference. Since August 2011 customers paying by card in the Entertainer toyshop stores have been happily popping...

See how your pennies are helping siblings of seriously ill children this Children's Hospice Week

30 Apr 2013 [caption id="attachment_8138" align="alignright" width="300"] Ray Winstone, Vicky Michelle and Kevin Adams celebrate Children's Hospice Week at Haven House Children’s Hospice[/caption] Many donations made via Pennies help support children with health problems and their families. One of the...

Nearly 20 days of support for parents like Sandra and Doug thanks to your donations

23 Apr 2013 This time last year, Rainbow Trust Children's Charity were nominated by a second online company to benefit from donations made by customers at the checkout. Together with Barracudas customers, people shopping online with Party Pieces have been donating their pennies to help the charity support...

Grab a cup of tea at the Café of Good Hope and help the Jimmy Mizen Foundation support young people in their community

16 Apr 2013 If you’re ever in the Hither Green area of South London and fancy a nice cup of tea and a slice of homemade cake be sure to pop into the Café of Good Hope. The café is owned and managed by the charity Jimmy Mizen Foundation and serves as a local community hub for families and local residents, with...

Are you in need of some free pizza to warm you up?

27 Mar 2013 If so we can help... Customers of our first partner, Domino’s Pizza, have demonstrated their generosity right from the get go. So, it isn’t surprising that the chain’s pizza loving customers have become the first to collectively donate 2 million times to Pennies! Those donations have nearly raised...

Thanks to your pennies, men like Guy have somewhere to go to talk about prostate cancer

26 Mar 2013 Donating a few ‘electronic pennies’ in an Adnams Cellar & Kitchen store may not seem like much, but this small change is already adding up to help to fund services for men with prostate cancer. It’s only been a few months but customers have rounded up over 20,000 times, raising more than £6000...

200K donations in a few months helps grant the wishes of seriously ill children like Samuel

19 Mar 2013 One of the reasons why Pennies is popular with retailers is because it allows their customers to join in with raising funds for a charity partner, making them feel good about shopping in their stores. Towards the end of last year The Fragrance Shop launched their ‘Spray a little happiness...

Donations at the end of your meal are helping to stop hunger ruining the lives of vulnerable young Londoners

12 Mar 2013 In the flurry of activity that happened around the end of last year, Pennies welcomed a number of new partners on board across the retail and restaurant sectors. One new restaurant group that started giving their customers the choice to add a small donation when they pay by card at the end of a...

Pennies donated to RNIB help young blind people like Olivia learn life skills that others might take for granted

26 Feb 2013 RNIB has received £21,000 through Pennies so far and over the past two years the charity has been putting your donations to work delivering specialist services for blind or partially sighted people. For some beneficiaries, like teenager Olivia, this support is life-changing for both her and her...

Two years of Family Weekends for children with burn injuries are covered by your pennies

19 Feb 2013 Last November was a busy month for Pennies, as we prepared to launch with a whole host of new retailers and celebrated our 2nd anniversary. Whilst that was going on, your pennies were being put to work nearly 300 miles away in Cumbria, where six families attended a Children’s Burns Trust Family...

Fifty pence added to your online booking helps provide 1300 toy boxes to disadvantaged kids

12 Feb 2013 If you gave a child 50p and took them down to the shops, what do you think they could get? Probably not a lot – 50p hardly covers the cost of your average chocolate bar these days. The fact it’s such a small amount is probably why so many customers booking a room online with Travelodge have been...

Micro-donations add up to £80K to help young people like Afsana turn their life around

5 Feb 2013 Back in the summer of 2011 Pennies was rolled out across the tills in Zizzi restaurants. Eighteen months on, customers have donated over 600,000 times with their pennies adding up to more than £132,000 for charity. Most of this money has gone to their main beneficiary partner the Prince’s Trust who...

Donated pennies from charitable tradesmen help scientists discover new blood test to guide prostate cancer treatment

29 Jan 2013 With online customers of Screwfix clicking the ‘Donate’ button well over 150,000 times since Spring 2012, an impressive amount of money has been donated to their charity partner, the Everyman appeal. In fact, a total of £31,000 has been raised so far, all from donations less than £1. This money is...

Find out how £21K donated in spare change helps people like Sheila cope after a loved one is diagnosed with dementia

22 Jan 2013 Alzheimer’s Society has been a charity partner of Pennies for over two years, currently receiving a percentage of donations made by customers at several of our retail and hospitality partners. Penny by penny, donations made through our retailers have built up to a hearty £21,040 for this charity,...

Donations add up to £20K for Together for Short Lives, providing a lifeline for families of children like Daisy

15 Jan 2013 Anyone who caught ITV’s Text Santa appeal programme just before Christmas would have watched the television debut from Daisy, a 7-year-old girl with a rare genetic condition whose family is supported by Together for Short Lives. In the two years since Pennies launched in November 2010, Together...

Hear what one mum thinks of a new children’s kidney centre created with the help of your donations

18 Dec 2012 With Christmas just around the corner, we’re seeing record numbers of donations being made every week. Customers at The Entertainer have once again shown incredible generosity this festive season, with their pennies adding up to nearly £15,000 just last week alone! One of the charities benefiting...

Meet some of the charities who will benefit from donations made at our new retail partners

4 Dec 2012 We thought it would be nice to use our regular charity Tuesday blog post to remind you of some of the beneficiary charities of our new retail partners As you may have spotted in the press last week, we recently announced a number of new retail partners including The Fragrance Shop, Adnams Cellar...

Watch our film featuring Robson Green talking about what we could achieve with our pennies

27 Nov 2012 Watch Robson Green talk about what your small change donations have achieved so far and what we could achieve if more high streets, towns and cities join in with Pennies!  

Small change donations ensure people like Karen can afford to heat their homes while living with cancer

20 Nov 2012 Over the past two years, Macmillan Cancer Support has been sharing part of every donation made via Pennies, receiving over £16,000 so far. Using this money, Macmillan can help people with cancer to meet costs that can arise from a cancer diagnosis and its treatment. For someone like Karen,...

Pennies and The Entertainer win top 'not for profit' IT industry award

15 Nov 2012 The Pennies team is delighted to announce that our project with The Entertainer has won a top IT award! At the UK IT Industry Awards which took place in a packed out Battersea Park Arena last night, Pennies was presented with the award for ‘best not-for-profit IT project’, beating tough competition...

Pennies beneficiary charity NSPCC are helping to create special Christmas' with Letters from Santa

13 Nov 2012 Here at Pennies we like to do our bit to encourage the Christmas spirit – and what better way to make Christmas truly memorable than by sending a child you know a magical Letter from Santa. That’s what one of the charities sharing part of every donation made via Pennies is encouraging people to do...

How your donations help Youth Music transform young lives

6 Nov 2012 Benefiting from a share of every donation made through Pennies, Youth Music has received well over £16,000 so far from donations. The charity is able to use this money to fund projects that make a huge impact on the lives of young people, including those with behavioural, emotional and social...

Pennies donated now will help bring some Christmas cheer for young patients like Luke

23 Oct 2012 It may seem a tad early, but with Christmas puds and mince pies already appearing in the shops, we thought it might be a nice time to remember how your pennies help children who don’t get to spend Christmas at home. All four of the children’s hospitals benefitting from donations made at the...

Pennies donations add up to help children with learning difficulties relax with sensory play

16 Oct 2012 Between May 2011 and March 2013, Kids Out benefited from donations made by Travelodge customers adding a small donation to their online booking. In this period, customers raised well over £31,000 for the charity. This story is just one way this money was put to use. The snap decision to click the...

Recession cuts make your pennies even more valuable for those caring for loved ones

9 Oct 2012 As many services provided by charities feel the impact of the recession, your pennies are even more valuable to keep crucial helplines and advice services running. One of the charities that shares part of every donation, Carers UK, support the millions of people in the UK who look after an elderly...

Turning your pennies into a fun activity week for children with burn injuries

2 Oct 2012 It’s all hats and scarves here in the Pennies towers now we’re into chilly October. In just a few weeks it will be half term for schools, so we thought it’s a great time to let you know how your donations are helping one group of children when they break for a week this Autumn. Children’s Burns...

Small change donations help Jill rebuild her life after sight loss

25 Sep 2012 Just like pressing the ‘enter’ button on a card terminal, picking up a phone to make a call is something most of us do every day. But both of these can also be significant acts that help change someone’s life for the better. Every time you donate through Pennies, part of your spare change helps...

Pennies chosen as finalist for three prestigious awards

20 Sep 2012 As frequent readers of this blog will know, we love talking about how great the idea of adding a small donation to your card purchase is – and how effective this is at raising substantial amounts for charity. So you can imagine our delight when we discovered this month that Pennies has been...

Spare ‘electronic’ change helping to bring a tired looking children’s hospital to life

18 Sep 2012 Last week we shared a story about how pennies donated by customers at The Entertainer are helping Bristol Children’s Hospital to provide life-saving heart surgery to patients who are just days old. Nearly one hundred miles away, children and staff at Birmingham Children’s Hospital are also...

Pennies chosen as charity partner for the retail event of the year

17 Sep 2012 It’s the glitziest retail event of the year and Pennies is taking part! We’re delighted to say that we’ve been chosen as one of the charity partners for the British Retail Consortium’s Annual Retail Industry Dinner taking place at the Grosvenor House Hotel this Wednesday. This flashy event is...

The Entertainer pennies help to repair hearts like Ellen's in Bristol.

11 Sep 2012 What an exciting summer we have had with London 2012, but with all the action now over and autumn on the way we are remembering that the summer also brought an exciting mile stone right here at Pennies. It marked a full year since toyshop chain The Entertainer switched on Pennies to fundraise for...

Your pennies help young single mums like Naomi launch businesses with the support of the Prince’s Trust

4 Sep 2012 With one in four customers at Zizzi choosing to add a 20p donation when paying by card an impressive amount is raised each month for the restaurant’s main charity partner, the Prince’s Trust. On top of this partnership, the Prince’s Trust are one of ten charities chosen by Pennies trustees to...

Good luck to Pennies supporter Sophia Warner competition in 200M Paralympic final tonight!

31 Aug 2012 If you’re anything like us, you will be enjoying the return of all day sports coverage since Wednesday’s opening ceremony kicked off the Paralympics. Our eyes are going to be glued to the TV screen tonight as we watch Sophia Warner chase a medal in the women’s T35 200M final at 20.15. Sophia, who...

Pennies for the Paralympians! See how your donations are helping Special Olympics support elite athletes with disabilities

28 Aug 2012 If you’ve ever rounded up your online order at Domino’s Pizza and donated the change to charity you are probably more involved in the Paralympic games then you think. The spare change you chose to send to Special Olympics GB has helped them grow their programmes and support athletes as they...

Donations made in Grimsby shops are helping to fund nurses at the local hospice St Andrew’s

21 Aug 2012 As the beneficiary of our first community initiative, St Andrew’s Hospice sees donations coming in every day from customers of local independent shops in Grimsby and Cleethorpes. And with it costing the hospice £8,219 each day to provide care to patients of all ages, every penny they receive is...

Rounding up your purchase at Buyspares helps a hospice provide essential services for patients

14 Aug 2012 Buyspares launched with Pennies earlier this year and since then thousands of their customers have chosen to round up their online purchases and donate the change to charity. Receiving the majority of those pennies is Birmingham-based John Taylor Hospice, where over £1,200 of donations received so...

Spare change donated at Screwfix could help scientists develop more life-saving prostate cancer drugs

7 Aug 2012 Just last week we announced the fantastic news that Screwfix customers had raised £10K so far for prostate cancer appeal Everyman from an incredible 50,000 donations. What makes this even more exciting is that those funds were raised in just four months. This money will be put to good use by...

Win a drill in our competition celebrating 50,000 donations from Screwfix customers

2 Aug 2012 It’s only been four months since Screwfix switched on Pennies but their customers have been donating in their droves rounding up their purchases an amazing 50,000 times. We thought it would be nice to mark the occasion with a little competition, with thanks to Screwfix for putting up the prize – a...

Your pennies help mums and dads of seriously ill children get the information they need to cope with a traumatic situation

31 Jul 2012 One of the important roles many charities have is to help their beneficiaries navigate an often complex maze of services. As one of the charities that shares 25% of every donation Together for Short Lives uses your pennies to ensure parents and families of children with a life limiting or terminal...

See how your pennies help Youth Music improve the social and personal skills of teenagers like Janine

25 Jul 2012 As your donations continue to add up every day, it’s great to hear how charities are using the money raised to make a real impact on people’s lives. So far, £13,500 has been raised for each of the charities that share 25% of every donation. One of these charities is Youth Music, who are beginning...

Hear Sylvia talk about how an online support network helped her cope with her husband's dementia - with the help of your pennies.

17 Jul 2012 Every day thousands of people choose to donate their spare “electronic change” to charity via Pennies. As one of the charities that shares 25% of every donation, Alzheimer’s Society uses these funds to help support people living with dementia. So far Alzheimer’s Society have received £13,505 from...

Celebrate Domino's donations with a pizza competition!

12 Jul 2012 It’s been just over a year and a half since Pennies launched with our first retailer Domino’s Pizza. How time flies! Together we’ve announced lots of exciting milestones since then, including Domino’s customers rounding up one million times and £250,000 raised for charity back in February. And now...

With the help of your pennies, Rainbow Trust can support the Khan family as they cope with ten-year-old Anisah’s illness.

10 Jul 2012 As the main recipient charity of two retailers, Barracudas and Party Pieces, Rainbow Trust Children's Charity has received over £1000 so far from customers choosing to add a donation at the online checkout. These donations help Rainbow Trust provide vital emotional and practical support to...

Vital rescue equipment supplied to Mountain Rescue teams thanks to the support of your pennies

3 Jul 2012 Here at Pennies we love hearing about charities and businesses with a shared passion teaming up. So we were delighted when GO Outdoors nominated Mountain Rescue England and Wales (MREW) to be the main charity to benefit from donations made at their online checkout. Since November customers picking...

Spending Christmas in hospital is made a bit easier for patients like Emily thanks to your donations

26 Jun 2012 When you become so seriously ill as a child or teenager that you have to spend months and sometimes years in and out of hospital the creation of some happier memories during an often painful and upsetting time becomes very important.  At times like this a small donation truly can go a long...

Pennies recipient charities join forces to highlight the risk of ill health and poverty for carers this Carers Week

19 Jun 2012 As a charity that works with a vast array of other charities we always love to hear to about partner charities collaborating to raise awareness and funds for important causes. So we were delighted to hear that two of the charities that share 25% of every donation made via Pennies, Carers UK and...

Your pennies help children like Darcy and her family get vital specialist care and support

12 Jun 2012 It might be hard to imagine how a few pennies can turn into hours of care for children with life-limiting illnesses. But donations made by customers of Domino’s Pizza in Northern Ireland have done just that. By choosing to round up their order and donate the change to charity, customers have...

Pennies supporters Gary Barlow and Cheryl Cole get snapped by Pennies team at Jubilee concert

8 Jun 2012 With rainy days and cold winds forecast to see us through another weekend, we’re going to need some of last weekend’s party spirit to get through a potentially dreary few days. To remind you what all the fuss was about, here are some great photos our CEO Alison Hutchinson took at the Jubilee...

Micro-donations help bring toys, games and a sense of normality for children escaping abusive homes

29 May 2012 With £500,000 raised for charities so far via Pennies, we can already see that donating just a few pence at a time can quickly add up to significant funds. Thanks to your donations, some of the work carried out by the charities benefitting also demonstrates how a little can go a long way. Like...

It's fancy dress time for some of Pennies' recipient hospices as they celebrate Children's Hospice Week

22 May 2012 Donating through Pennies is an easy way to give a few pence to charity through our everyday life. There are, of course, many other great ways that charities fundraise, like getting dolled up in fancy dress, jumping out of a plane, or taking on a triathlon! To celebrate Children’s Hospice Week,...

James is one of the thousands of athletes with learning disabilities benefiting from your donations

15 May 2012 Over time, pennies donated at our participating retailers can add up to hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity. Over £200,000 has been raised so far for Domino’s Pizza's main beneficiary charity Special Olympics Great Britain and hearing about the people helped by these donations makes us very...

Donations help bring vital medical facilities for children with kidney problems up-to-date

8 May 2012 Pennies is all about using innovative technology to bring an old method of fundraising up-to-date for the 21st century. Therefore, we were especially excited to hear that donations made through Pennies are also helping Great Ormond Street Hospital update their vital equipment and...

How micro-donations help keep a vital support line service running

1 May 2012 Every minute of every day someone affected by a life-threatening cancer contacts a charity because they need advice, information or just want a chat. Macmillan Cancer Support, one of the charities to benefit from donations through Pennies, provides a Support Line service for people affected by...

Your donations help to host weekend events for children with burns injuries and their families

24 Apr 2012 For many of the people who benefit from Pennies donations, having the chance ­to relax and meet others who share similar experiences and emotions is incredibly valuable. Pennies beneficiary Children’s Burns Trust does just that. Its Family Therapy Programme brings together NHS professionals and...

See how your donations help young carers like Amy get the support they need

17 Apr 2012 Running a helpline that provides advice, support and information is an important aspect of the work carried out by several of the charities benefiting from Pennies donations. One of the helplines that your spare change contributes to is the AdviceLine service provided by Carers UK.  AdviceLine is...

Your micro-donations help protect the welfare and safety of vulnerable children

10 Apr 2012 As well as providing vital services, many of the charities benefiting from the donations you make through Pennies dedicate their time to raising awareness of important issues. The NSPCC is one of the charities to share 25% of every donation, which means that every time you decide to give through...

How your pennies help people with sight problems enjoy their favourite books

3 Apr 2012 Customers at Contact Lenses Express, one of the retailers that joined Pennies in March, probably know what it’s like to wake up  to an out of focus world in the morning. But they can quickly pop their lenses in and the world soon rights itself. However, many of the people supported by one of...

Your spare change supports vital services for babies like Evie

26 Mar 2012 Here at Pennies, we love numbers: how many donations, how much money raised, how many charities we support. Behind the numbers however are thousands of incredible stories thatremind us why Pennies is so important and push us to keep those donations coming in. When Wallace &Gromit’s Grand...

'Pennies with Zizzi' scoops Real IT Awards top prize

21 Mar 2012 We’ve had the perfect start to spring here at Pennies with the exciting news today that our partnership with Zizzi’s has won an award. ‘Pennies with Zizzi’ has been crowned project of the year at the 8th Real IT Awards as well as picking up the category prize for Corporate, Social and Environmental...

Meet Kevin, just one of the young people benefiting from your pennies, through The Prince’s Trust

20 Mar 2012 As one of the ten charities chosen by The Pennies Foundation to receive a share of 25% of every donation, The Prince’s Trust has been involved with Pennies since we launched in late 2010.  The charity also has a successful partnership with Zizzi, whose customers frequently choose to top up their...

Micro-donations help brighten up a children's hospital

13 Mar 2012 Have you visited one of The Entertainer stores over the past few months? Do you remember seeing the option to round up your purchase and donate the change to charity? If you’re a customer who chose to send your pennies to the four children’s hospitals supported by The Entertainer, you helped...

Three new online retailers launch with Pennies

7 Mar 2012 Need a spare part for your washing machine? Organising a children’s party? Or perhaps you are low on contact lens solution? Well you can get all three when shopping at the most recent retailers to go live with Pennies online. So who are they? Well, we’re excited to announce that our new retail...

Improving quality of life for people living with dementia

6 Mar 2012 One of the great things about Pennies is that the money raised goes towards such a wide range of causes, from supporting families of sick children to caring for the elderly. One of the charities benefiting from your pennies is the Alzheimer’s Society, which strives to improve quality of life for...

Spare change adding up to help seriously ill children and their families

28 Feb 2012 When you donate your spare change with Pennies, it can be hard to picture how your few pence can make a difference. However, add these micro-donations up and they become something substantial that can fund the vital work of the charities we support. Together for Short Lives, is a great example of...

£400,000 raised through Pennies

23 Feb 2012 The sun is shining and so is the team at Pennies thanks to your donations raising over £400,000 for UK charities. It seems like it was only a few days ago that we announced that Pennies had raised £250,000, it was in fact three months ago at our one year anniversary event. And if this acceleration...

How your pennies are changing people’s lives through music

21 Feb 2012 Pennies is all about harnessing the power of your spare change, collecting it up and distributing it to charities big and small across the UK. On a regular basis, we’ll be sharing with you how your donations are making a real difference to people’s lives. One of the charities benefiting from...

Domino's Pizza customers make their one millionth micro-donation

14 Feb 2012 We’re very pleased to announce today that Domino’s Pizza customers have made their one millionth micro-donation through Pennies! Domino’s launched with Pennies in November 2010 and as our longest serving retail partner, their customers have made a significant contribution to the more than 1.6...

How your micro-donations added up in January

13 Feb 2012  To brighten up your Monday we thought we would share our latest donation figures. After a fantastic December, the figures for January show that micro-donations aren’t just for Christmas! 120,800 donations were received in January, raising £31,000 and bringing our total number of donations to well...

Pennies reaches 1.5 million micro-donations

6 Jan 2012 Our latest figures are in and it seems we had a fantastic end to a very successful year – as of 1st January 2012 Pennies has received over one and a half million donations! When you add all those pennies up, the amount raised so far for charities across the UK is an amazing £366,516.11. Were you...

Happy New Year from Pennies!

3 Jan 2012 On behalf of everyone at Pennies, we'd like to wish all our friends a very Happy New Year! We'll be working hard to make 2012 an even better year for Pennies and together with your help and support we can raise much needed funds for charities across the UK.

Merry Christmas from Pennies

24 Dec 2011 As 2011 draws to a close, it's a good time to look back over the past 12 months. It’s been an amazing year for Pennies; we’ve reached one million donations, we’ve raised more than £300,000, we’re live in eight national retailers and we’ve launched our first community initiative in Grimsby and...

Our thoughts on UK Giving 2011 report

8 Dec 2011 UK Giving 2011, the report published today by NCVO and Charities Aid Foundation has shown that, as we all know, the British public continues to be incredibly generous. The great news is that the number of people donating to charity has increased even in these challenging economic times and £11...

Pennies in the Press

8 Dec 2011 We have been lucky enough to be hitting the headlines in recent weeks.  It has been wonderful to see the word of Pennies spreading, so we wanted to share with you a few of the highlights. A short video of our event at BAFTA and new celebrity supporters, Gary Barlow, Jason Donovan and Cheryl Cole...

Pennies 1st birthday celebrations

22 Nov 2011 It’s celebration time here at Pennies; not only does November mark our first anniversary, but we’ve also got a series of exciting announcements to make. Most excitingly, we’ve hit our one millionth donation. We’re very proud that micro-donation through Pennies has proved so popular, not forgetting...

Pennies nominated for Most Innovative Charity Award

11 Oct 2011 We are pleased that in our first year of being live with Pennies we have been shortlisted by Third Sector magazine for its Britain’s Most Admired Charities 2011 awards in the Most Innovative Charity category.  The award-winners are announced next week. The Pennies Foundation is one of six...

Pennies is looking for a paid intern

5 Oct 2011 The Pennies Foundation is on the search for a new intern.  Are you looking to make your first steps into the world of Charities and looking for a role that encompasses many different skills?  We are looking for an intern who will primarily be based within the Communications and Marketing...

Can you help us to introduce Pennies to more and more people?

3 Oct 2011 Welcome to my first blog post for The Pennies Foundation. As we make a few changes to our website I wanted to introduce myself and thank you for your support to date. Just six months ago I had no idea that The Pennies Foundation - or the option of giving micro-donations to charity - existed. And...

Micro-donations: an old fundraising channel taking a new approach

30 Sep 2011 The recession and lingering financial instability has hit UK charities hard. In a time when people are giving less and government funding is being cut we are all looking for new innovative ways to keep charity services afloat. Traditional funding avenues like charity boxes are shrinking. According...

Welcome to The Pennies Foundation blog

29 Sep 2011 As Pennies, the electronic charity box, launched on a cold November day last year I don’t think any of us could have imagined how quickly it would grow.   Today we have been humbled to receive over 3/4 million consumer donations, adding up to more and more money each month. September has been our...

Click for more