Winter in the UK

A simple gift of warmth can protect a life this winter.

This winter has been one of the coldest in 30 years, and with Storm Ciara raging and Storm Dennis forecast for this weekend, thousands of street homeless people are in extreme danger.

Over 1,000 people become homeless everyday, and Shelter estimates that a shocking 1 in every 200 people in the UK don't have a home to call their own. This weekend, millions of homeless people are in real danger of hypothermia.

A Penny Appeal Winter Survival Kit includes; blanket, sleeping bag, waterproof jacket, warm gloves, socks, hat, thermal top, thermal bottoms, shampoo, body wash, toothpaste, toothbrush, mouthwash, wipes & deodorant.

Make a difference this winter in the UK; donate a Winter Survival Kit today to help the homeless in our community.

Homeless and on the Street

Volunteer with Team Orange this winter


Join Penny Appeal’s Team Orange this winter and help homeless people in your local community.

Team Orange is Penny Appeal’s fundraising family, passionate about helping the poor and doing all they can to make a real difference in UK and around world. Volunteering with Team Orange allows you to start making the changes you want to see in the world, helping the homeless, feeding the hungry and caring for the sick and elderly.

Sign up to Team Orange today and get ready to make a world of difference this winter in the UK, and all year long.


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The Big Orange Hug


Penny Appeal are bringing people together across the country, with The Big Orange Hug!

 We’re holding inclusive, festive events in Wakefield, Coventry, Birmingham and London, providing hundreds of homeless and disadvantaged people with medical care, food, winter clothes, games, hairdressers, pampering stations and entertainment.

“This service is very much needed,” said Dawn, a formerly homeless woman who attended The Big Orange Hug in Wakefield. “It connects people, it gets them out of poverty, it gives them warm food – and it gives people that little bit of hope.”

Find out more about The Big Orange Hug here, and donate now to help us keep these events going and reach even more disadvantaged people across the UK.

UK Winter Appeal


Winter in the UK can be a harsh and unrelenting time, so this year help those who are struggling with the cold by supporting our winter appeal. You can help the poor by giving the gift of a winter donation or the gift of your time to let them know that they are not on their own during this difficult season.

Last year we were able to provide over 6,000 hot meals, delivered hundreds of food parcels, supplied 5,000 Winter Kits to the homeless and helped thousands of people in need right here in the UK; this year, let’s try and help even more people struggling with poverty.  

A simple gift can protect a life, spread the word and spread the warmth this year.