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.
11th August, 2016
Vote for Penny Appeal as 2016 Charity of the Year
Penny Appeal has been entered for the JustGiving 2016 Charity of the Year award, in recognition of our work to transform lives in the UK and worldwide.
You can cast your vote now – simply click here to support Penny Appeal for Charity of the Year.
All you have to do is search for “Penny Appeal” in the box, then enter your name and email, and a few words on why you think we should win.
You might like to highlight our amazing #TeamOrange volunteers and all the things they’ve been doing to help people in need in the UK. Or you could mention the fact that we deliver aid in over 30 crisis-hit countries worldwide. Maybe you'll explain how you’ve helped to transform lives by building a well or sponsoring an orphan.
Please vote now and ask your family, friends and colleagues to vote too. Together, we make a big difference!
11th July, 2016
#TeamOrange runners go the miles for meals
Ten of our amazing #TeamOrange volunteers took on a running challenge this weekend, hitting the streets of Leeds for a 10k race.
They ran the ‘Miles for Meals’, raising money to provide nutritious meals to the poor and needy through our Feed Our World programme.
Over £2,000 was raised by the team, which means 2,000 meals for people facing food poverty across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Haroon ‘The Mota-Vator’ Mota, Midlands Fundraising Manager, provided encouragement, and was impressed by everyone’s dedication to training during Ramadan.
Donations can be made to the team’s JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/Teams/PennyAppealLeeds10k
The next running challenge is a three-part series of races called ‘Half Marathons for Homes’ so sign up and get training now. You’ll get plenty of support and your very own #TeamOrange running t-shirt, not to mention help give orphans safe, happy homes.
22nd June, 2016
Penny Appeal spreads smiles during hospital visit
As part of our Love Thy Neighbour UK work we headed down to University College London Hospitals this week to give gifts and offer moral support.
With our Serving in the Community bus packed full of toys and presents, we were able to give some joy to children and young people undergoing treatment on several of the wards.
Over 130 gift bags were handed out, but the smiles we received were countless!
Harris Iqbal, our UK Programmes Manager, said: “We feel honoured to have touched many hearts and helped create some special memories.”
Ways of Donating
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0800 73 101 54
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INTERNATIONAL: +44 1924 231 088
To make a donation directly via bank transfer, please use the account details below:
BANK NAME: NatWest
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ACCOUNT NO: 86077902
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Donate by Mobile Text
For example, to provide 10 meals to Syrian Refugees, text 'FEED14 £10' to the short code number 70070
|OrphanKind text ORPH05 £10 to 70070|
|Thirst Relief text WATE12 £10 to 70070|
|Gaza Emergency text GAZA15 £10 to 70070|
|Feed Our World Syria text FEED14 £10 to 70070|
|Hifz Orphan text HIFZ10 £10 to 70070|
|Feed our World text FEED34 £10 to 70070|
|Donate Zakat text ZAKT10 £10 to 70070|