7th February, 2017
#Team Orange bring joy and entertainment to the elderly
Penny Appeal has been responding to the growing number of older people who experience loneliness by organising social visits and musical entertainment.
Their latest visit was to the Well Springs Nursing Home in Bradford where volunteers brought along entertainer Paul Whitehead. His performance of classic songs had residents singing and dancing along.
Sarah Ashraf, UK Programmes Officer at Penny Appeal, said: “Winter can be a difficult time for older people, particularly those with mobility issues,” With these social gatherings, we want to provide older people with a positive environment where they can have company, enjoy themselves and engage in conversation with young Muslims. During our visit, we had a chance to talk, at length, with the residents about their lives. We listened to their fascinating stories and were pleased to be given the opportunity to raise their spirits.”
Cath Davis, Manager of Well Springs Nursing Home said she had received great feedback from the residents who enjoyed themselves at the party.
Donate to support our UK Love Thy Neighbour work by calling 03000 11 11 11.
7th February, 2017
Charity Chairman says ‘I do’ to pay for 100 weddings
Adeem Younis (left) with the happy couple
Penny Appeal’s Chairman, Adeem Younis, has said ‘I do’ to running the London Marathon to raise £100,000 to pay for 100 weddings.
Adeem will be running the London Marathon in April and is hoping to raise enough money through sponsorship to give 100 couples a £1000 each, which will pay for the full cost of their wedding and home furnishings for the new couple to start their married life.
“We all know the difficulties of finding a partner, but it’s hard to imagine how challenging this is for people around the world who struggle in poverty stricken countries,” said Adeem. These people do not have the means to get married as many of these young people were orphaned as children.”
The first of these marriages took place in early January and Adeem headed to Pakistan as a guest of honour at the wedding of Mohammed Safeer and Basri Bi.
Penny Appeal has supported Basri under our Orphan programme and Mohammed lost his father too, leaving the couple with no means of getting married.
If you too want to say, ‘I do’ to the future happiness of a 100 couples across the world then make a donation at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/100marriagechallenge
6th February, 2017
A brighter future for orphans in Gambia
Penny Appeal has been to Gambia to meet the children supported by OrphanKind. Our Partnerships Manager, Ridwana Wallace-Laher, visited a number of orphanages where she met children, as young as five, who had been living on the streets and vulnerable to disease and exploitation.
“I am blessed to see the difference we are making to the lives of these kids, speaking as a mother myself, I cannot thank our donors and supporters enough for their support”, said Ridwana.
These children are now living in a safe place and have the chance of an education at one of the best schools in Gambia.
During her four-day visit, Ridwana also checked on the progress of a new orphan complex that is due to open later this year. It will include ten new orphan homes, a play area and a garden.
She also met with the team who run Thirst Relief, which provides villages with reliable access to clean water. The building of the well means the women and children no longer have to walk for hours to fetch water that was unclean.
6th February, 2017
Fundraiser to run four marathons in twenty one days
Our Fundraising Manager in the Midlands, Haroon Mota, is preparing for an epic challenge. It will be the biggest and toughest one yet for anyone at Penny Appeal; running four marathons in twenty one days.
With your support, Haroon wants raise £20,000 for a Penny Appeal project that will provide safe, clean water and electricity to people in Senegal.
Haroon decided to take up running again to honour the memory of his late father, Hafiz Kasim Mota, who died in a car accident in 2013.
It will be on your marks, get set, go for Haroon at the Manchester Marathon on Sunday 2 April. He will be back on the starting line a week later for the Paris Marathon on the 9th, followed by Boston (UK). He will reach the finishing line for his efforts at the London Marathon on the 27th April.
Donations can be made on his Justgiving page:
9th November, 2016
The 99p stores with 100% profits to charity
Penny Appeal officially launched our new 99p stores in Bradford, Manchester & Birmingham.
Local dignitaries attended the grand openings on Tuesday 8th of November, where the ribbon was cut to officially launch the new initiative. Attendees had a chance to find out about the work of the charity and experience a charity shop with a difference. Champion boxer Amir Khan and comedian Guz Khan even put in an appearance!
The new shops help people save money on their household essentials and save lives at the same time. It also acts as a community hub and regional base for volunteers, as well as a donation point where people can donate to campaigns and even drop off unwanted items, like clothing and old laptops.
The Penny Appeal shop, with its distinctive orange branding, sells all kinds of products, from food to toiletries, cleaning materials to stationery, with all profits going on to support the charity’s work to help the poor and needy in the UK and overseas.
Each shop features a dedicated Donation Zone, enabling passers-by to easily and conveniently give towards the charity’s transformative projects. Feedback packs and insightful material are displayed in the shop, and Penny Appeal actively encourages the public to chat to their staff to find how their donations will make a big difference.
Visit our shops page to find out more, including locations and opening times.
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