“LV= is very proud to receive a Platinum award to show that the success of our scheme has been recognised. This demonstrates that our pennies from payslips are making a big difference to the charities we support. It’s very simple for our employees to join the scheme and an easy way to donate to the charities nominated.” Clare Jackson. Payroll Officer. LV=
“Thanks to the Pennies from Heaven scheme, our employees have been able to support children with communication difficulties by donating their pennies to I CAN – the children’s communication charity. Last year we saw a 39% increase in the number of employees donating, which is great news for the charity.” Catherine Rylance. Community Relations Manager. RR Donnelley.
“Being able to raise much needed funds for local charities close to our hearts in this way is made so easy with Pennies from Heaven and we are delighted that we have been awarded one of the first PLATINUM awards having held the Gold award for three years running. For B. Braun to be publicly recognised in this way as an employer with employees who, year on year, have demonstrated commendable commitment and generosity to local charities is an achievement which makes us very proud.” Lisa Burns. HR Manager. B.Braun.
“The Borough of Poole is delighted to receive both the Bronze and Chairman’s Award and proud to hear of the high numbers of colleagues taking part in the scheme. We made a decision in 2015 to make it very simple for new staff to enrol in the scheme so launched an opt out approach giving new joiners a form to complete if they didn’t want to join rather than the other way around. It makes joining the scheme so much easier and we have had no problems in running things this way and I encourage other organisations to do the same. We have seen our overall participation rate trebled as a result of this in the past 12 months and expect this to continue to rise.” Andrew Flockhart. Chief Executive Officer. Borough of Poole.
“We are extremely grateful for any donation, however small, and Pennies from Heaven epitomises this ethos. Small donations made by many individuals amounts to a sum that can really make a difference to our patients and their families.” Lisa Masters. Liverpool Women’s Charity.
“We would like to thank AGEAS and Pennies from Heaven for making SAMH one of its beneficiaries. Each year 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem, therefore it is important we continue to work toward ensuring everyone can live their lives fully, regardless of present or past circumstances. The ongoing support provided by Pennies from Heaven will help us continue to build on the success of our community based services and provide more choice of treatments for people living with mental health problems.” Sarah Nicholson. Corporate Partnerships Manager. SAMH.
“Pennies from Heaven is a fantastic scheme and Myotubular Trust is delighted that it is going to be a beneficiary for the coming year. The scheme is wonderfully simple, easy to join, and to a small charity such as ours every one of those pennies that is pledged makes a real difference. Thank you for helping us bring forward the day when a cure can be found for this devastating condition.” Melanie Spring. Communication & Education Coordinator. Myotubular Trust.
“Most staff are quite happy to be part of the scheme for the odd few pennies every month. We receive very few opt out forms each month. Where new staff are unsure and question this with us, we explain the scheme and most people decide to remain in the scheme. Our chosen charities are really benefiting from this.” Sonia Lomax. Borough of Poole.
“Staff attitudes to the Pennies from Heaven scheme were very positive. Since implementing Pennies from Heaven at Cardiff Met, regular staff giving has increased by more than 1000% with some staff deciding to make larger monthly gifts on top of their pennies.” Alice Sockett. Development Officer. Cardiff Metropolitan University.
“Pennies from Heaven is a fantastic way to encourage employees to work together and support a charity through a simple and affordable scheme. All those pennies donated from the monthly payroll soon add up to pounds, which will help us fund medical equipment and resources to give children the gift of better health.” Ghazala Baig, Chief Executive. MedEquip4Kids.
“Schemes like Pennies from Heaven make a huge difference to our fundraising activities. The money raised will help fund our Family Development Services, which includes toddler groups, parent’s workshops, family support groups, adult social groups and trampolining club. These services can only continue through the generosity of organisations and individuals alike.” Lisa Taylor, Senior Marketing & Promotions Officer. North East Autism Society
“All of us at CNCA are absolutely delighted we are one of your chosen charities. The work we do benefits so many residents of Croydon and it is becoming more vital due to the cuts being made to most services. You can be confident that the donations will be helping vulnerable individuals suffering from isolation and loneliness ensuring they are involved in their local community services supplied by our many member groups. Please pass on our sincere thanks.” Debbie Clayton. Operations Manager. Croydon Neighbourhood Care Association
“Pennies from Heaven is an excellent scheme for companies to be a part and one which will help Children North East greatly. Unrestricted donations such as these mean so much to the people we work with and enable us to continue offering the support and opportunities to the families and children who are desperately in need of our services.” Jaime Wilkie. Communications Officer. Children North East
“The MS Society is thrilled to be chosen as one of the nominated charities of Financial Ombudsman Services to benefit from the Pennies from Heaven scheme. It is such an effortless way for their employees to get involved and help to make a real difference to the lives of people living with MS across the UK.” Barbara Spreadborough. Corporate Fundraising Executive. MS Society
“The Pennies from Heaven scheme is simple and easy to join and proves that a small amount can make a significant difference. Pennies from Heaven offers people a way of regularly giving which does not impact dramatically into their lives, but at the same time makes a huge difference to a local charity such as Garden House Hospice. It proves that small gestures can make a real difference.” Tina Fletcher. Corporate Fundraiser. Garden House Hospice
“I am delighted Mencap has been chosen to receive both the Gold and the Chairman’s Award and proud to hear of the high numbers of Mencap colleagues who are taking part in the scheme. It’s great to know that by donating very small amounts from our salaries each month we have raised over £35,000.” Jan Tregelles, Chief Executive. Mencap
“It’s a great achievement for LV= that the success of our scheme has been recognised and this shows that our pennies are making a big difference to the charities we support.” Clare Jackson, LV= Payroll Officer
“Mary Anns Evans Hospice are delighted to be one of the nominated charities in this scheme. Pennies from Heaven is a fabulous system and such a good fundraiser, we can see that the pennies really do add up as our charity has greatly benefited. I am sure it gives a feel good factor to the donors. We are grateful to all the staff and pensioners from Warwickshire County Council for their continued support, their regular donations really do make a difference towards the care we are able to provide in the community.” Christian Weikert-Picker. Mary Anns Evans Hospice
“Pennies from Heaven is a simple and effective scheme which provides Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity with a reliable and regular source of income. Funds like these allow us to plan for the future with confidence, allowing us to continue putting the child first and always.” Rosie Morris. Great Ormand Street Hospital.
“We’re really delighted that Warwickshire County Council staff are being given this fantastic award which provides much needed recognition for their valuable support to The Myton Hospices. The Pennies from Heaven scheme is such an easy and simple way for staff to support their chosen charity. We couldn’t continue to provide our services to the people of Coventry and Warwickshire without the support of the local community and organisations like Warwickshire County Council who have raised an incredible amount for Myton through such an effective way of giving.” Hannah Morris. Myton Hospices
“The Pennies from Heaven scheme is a great way for organisations to make a regular charitable contribution. We’re extremely proud that so many of our staff have felt compelled to sign up to the scheme and to have raised just short of £20’000 in such a short period of time is fantastic! We’re sure that money will make a massive difference for the Liverpool Mulago Partnership.” Rachel London. Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust
“Pennies from Heaven is a valued contribution to the British Heart Foundation (BHF) fundraising mix. Simple to join and administer, Pennies from Heaven allows colleagues to make a big impact from a small deduction from post-tax pay. Congratulations to those employees at HSBC who have supported us in this way for a number of years. Your support is helping the BHF fight for every heartbeat.” Jane Banks. British Heart Foundation
“Not only is Pennies from Heaven unbelievably easy and effective to use, it makes a huge difference to all the dogs in our care. Every year Dogs Trust care for around 16,000 dogs so with the incredible donations given through Pennies from Heaven we can continue giving them all the love and care they need before finding their forever home.” Kirsty Scott. Dogs Trust
“We are thrilled to be continuing the ‘Pennies from Heaven’ scheme into the new year and supporting local charities Julia’s House and Mosaic. Since launching the initiative, our staff have donated almost £4,000 to our nominated charities – just by giving the odd pennies from their pay. The small change really can make a big difference.” Colin Hague, Director of Human Resources. Dorset HealthCare Trust
“We are delighted that Dorset HealthCare is continuing to support our charity through the ‘Pennies from Heaven’ scheme. This is a simple but effective way for employees to help raise vital funds for Julia’s House and a wonderful way for employees to give.” Caroline Attreed, Corporate Fundraiser. Julia’s House
“We would like to thank Dorset HealthCare staff for giving so generously to the ‘Pennies from Heaven’ scheme. The pennies truly do add up and together, NHS staff can make a significant contribution to the services Mosaic offers to bereaved families throughout Dorset.” Katie Hensman, Fundraiser. Mosaic
“We are delighted to receive these awards and would like to go on supporting the Pennies from Heaven scheme for many years to come. It has made a great contribution to many good causes and provided a boost for many of our own charities.” John Fry, Chairman of Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
“Pennies from Heaven, we think this is a great way to fundraise.” Helen Gowans. Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
“As one of the beneficiary charities for the Lord Mayor of Leicester, we are delighted to be a part of Pennies from Heaven. By donating even a small amount, employees will be joining Men United, the team leading the fight against prostate cancer. The money raised will be used to support men when they need help, to invest in research to help find the answers men need and to help lead change to influence policy makers.” Gabriella Bailey, Head of Community Fundraising. Prostate Cancer UK
“I CAN is delighted to receive the support of so many employees through Pennies from Heaven. The donations we receive will help us support the communication development of children and bring about lasting change for children who would otherwise be left behind. Jamal Iqbal. I CAN.
“Pennies from Heaven is an easy and convenient way for an individual to donate a small amount to Rose Road, whilst collectively making a big difference to our services.” Rachael Tyler. Rose Road.
“Simon Says are delighted to be benefitting from Pennies from Heaven through the staff of Skandia Life Business Limited. Pennies from Heaven show how easy it is to make a big difference to small charities. Every penny will help us to continue giving much needed support to bereaved children” Simon Says.
“We are really pleased to be benefitting from the Pennies scheme, it’s such an easy way to give and whilst individuals are only asked to donate a small amount it all adds up to a significant donation for EAAA. Thank you to everyone at the NNU who has signed up to take part in the scheme!” Amy Franklin. Fundraising Manager at East Anglian Air Ambulance.
“Pennies from Heaven is such a fantastic idea! It is a simple, straightforward way for people to donate to worthy causes and a way to ensure that their pennies can make a real difference to the lives and futures of local young people.” Laura Coleman. Project Manager of the Rainbow Project.
“We are delighted to receive these awards and would like to go on supporting the Pennies from Heaven scheme for many years to come. It has made a great contribution to many good causes and provided a boost for many of our own charities.” John Fry, Chairman of Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
“Pennies from Heaven will really help to make a difference to the lives of people affected by cancer. It’s is a fantastic way for companies to raise money for charities, it is quick and easy and once all of the pennies are put together they soon make pounds.” Kerry Cunnane. Lister Hospital Macmillan Cancer Support.
“The Children’s Society have received over 15,000,000 pennies from the scheme. It is a fantastic fundraising tool. If we all gave a few pence on a regular basis just imagine the enormous change we could make to vulnerable children’s lives.” The Children’s Society
“Carers Trust uses Pennies from Heaven as it is an easy-to-use, effective giving scheme. Something as simple as employees donating pennies from their salary each month can make such a difference to the lives of the unpaid carers we support” Sarah Walsh. Carers Trust
“Whether we care for a child at Little Havens for years, months, days or even just hours, we make a real difference to their life. As a charity, we must raise £46,000 every week, so Pennies from Heaven is a great way for staff at LV= to give a little and help a lot.” Lydia Plews. Little Havens Hospice.
“The scheme is great as for those who kindly donate their payslip pennies, the amount will hardly be noticeable. Yet for us, these donated pennies have a huge impact and allow us to continue the vital work with those we support.” Sarah Scaramuzza. Simon on the Streets
“The Pennies from Heaven scheme is great, an excellent idea and a workable way for employees to be able to give a little to a cause such as ours without breaking the bank. We are very grateful to everyone taking part in this scheme, income we have not had to work for is a huge bonus to us.” Jayne Roberts. Suffolk Animal Rescue.
“We are delighted to be a nominated Charity for Pennies from Heaven. This scheme is simplicity itself, enabling people to support our life-saving cause with no hassle at all. As we receive no government or lottery funding, we rely on the generosity and support of the people and businesses of Wiltshire to help keep the Air Ambulance flying. It’s fantastic that something so easy and simple can ultimately help us to save lives” Cheryl Johnson Head of Fundraising & Development. West Midlands Air Ambulance.
“We are delighted to be part of the Pennies from Heaven scheme. It’s a great way to be able to donate regularly to your favourite charity on a regular basis. All the pennies definitely add up to many pounds especially when added together with others doing exactly the same.” Caroline Creer, Fundraising Director. Devon Air Ambulance Trust.
“It’s a great achievement for LV= that the success of our scheme has been recognised and this shows that our pennies are making a big difference to the charities we support.” Clare Jackson, LV= Payroll Officer.
“Pennies from Heaven is a great scheme, and such a simple and easy way for people to raise money for a good cause. On behalf of the people we have assisted, we would like to say a big thank you for your support!” Sabi Blyth. Essex Air Ambulance
“The Pennies from Heaven scheme is a fantastic way to make an impact through small donations. Donating the pennies from your pay is a really easy way to support The Grand Appeal and make a huge difference to sick babies and children from across the whole of the South West and South Wales”. Helen Haskell. Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal at Bristol Hospital.
“Pennies from Heaven is a fantastic way for companies to raise money for charities, it is quick and easy and once all of the pennies are put together it will really help to make a real difference to the lives of people affected by cancer”. Kerry Cunnane. Lister Hospital Macmillan Cancer Support
“Pennies from Heaven is simple to operate, lots of individuals giving a little and soon amounts to lots and we benefit from gift aid, what could be better. And every penny raised goes towards running our life saving service.” Gordon Downie. Severn Freewheelers.
“We are just delighted by the reaction of so many enthusiastic colleagues to sign up to the scheme so quickly. It has been so simple and shows that ‘small change can indeed make big change’ for our charity partner, Macmillan Cancer Support.” Rob Jones. CSR Mgr. NFU Mutual.
“The Pennies from Heaven scheme is a great payroll giving fundraising tool that’s easy for companies who support us to implement.” Rachel Donohoe. Clatterbridge Cancer Charity.
“We love the Pennies from Heaven scheme! They provide such an easy and convenient way for so many people to give on a regular basis. The Pennies from Heaven scheme really helps Hull Foodbank with its day-to-day overheads, enabling us to continue to provide emergency food to anyone facing a short term financial crisis in Hull.” Rowan Paris. Hull Foodbank.
“Pennies from Heaven is a brilliant scheme which Dogs Trust are so grateful to be supported by. It couldn’t be more simple-by making a small difference to your pay you can make a huge difference to the dogs in our care. Dogs Trust care for nearly 17,000 dogs a year and with the support from Pennies from Heaven we are ensuring we can give all the dogs all the love they deserve until they find their forever homes!” Kirsty Scott. Dogs Trust.
“By joining the Pennies from Heaven Scheme we will be able to raise even more funds, ensuring their trips continue well into the future, thus keeping the aim of our Charity so the Young Carers can ‘Be a Child for a Day’.” Jillian Carr. Poole Young Carers
“Refuge is the largest provider of specialist domestic violence services in the country, supporting 3,000 women and children on any given day. Our services change lives and save lives. But to keep our services open in this difficult financial climate, we need support from individuals more than ever. That’s why we’re delighted to be working with Pennies From Heaven – a quick and easy way to give a little each month and help make a big difference. Thank you” Lisa King, Director of communications and fundraising. Refuge.
“Pennies from Heaven is a very versatile scheme to offer people as they can support a specific appeal or fund of a charity. It is simple and straight forward to set up and gives a range of people the opportunity to give to charity.” Louise Cook. Fundraising Manager. Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
We have been successfully running the Pennies from Heaven scheme for a number of years. The great thing about the scheme is it’s simplicity and that we all together collectively raise substantial amounts of money to provide much needed support to those who are in real need and are not as fortunate as ourselves.” Hans Hux, Chief Executive Officer
“The Pennies from Heaven Scheme has been embraced by all business areas and at all levels within our organisation. The Charities who benefit from the scheme are chosen by the employees and the personal association has resulted in a significant uptake of those wishing to make a difference.” Lisa Burns, Human Resources Manager
‘VocaLink recognise the importance of supporting charitable causes, so we offer our employees a convenient way of donating to charity through their payroll. Pennies from Heaven and Payroll Giving are very popular schemes at VocaLink. We have over 50% of our employees donating the pennies from their salary every month. Those that want to donate more or be more specific about where their donation is going, sign up to Payroll Giving.’ Debbie Lombard – Director of HR and OD, VocaLink
“Hostelbookers set up Pennies from Heaven in September 2011. It is a great scheme as it allows our staff to donate to a charity they care about with no hassle at all! The pennies are simply deducted from their monthly salary, which is easy and stress free to administrate!” Anne-Laure Dondina, HR Manager
“We joined Pennies from Heaven in June 2007. Our corporate charity partners are always delighted to benefit from the scheme and because it is so easy to operate we use lots of opportunities to promote the initiative to colleagues. These range from explaining how it works during new starter inductions to highlighting the number of supporters and therefore how much has been raised when we provide CR progress reports at firm wide business briefings. Pennies from Heaven complements other ways in which we help colleagues who want to donate to charity“ Nicola Ellen, Corporate Responsibility Director
“At the Motor Insurers’ Bureau we are committed to supporting communities, and Pennies from Heaven provides businesses with an effective way to do just that. We are very proud that almost 50% of our employees have signed up to donate their odd pennies each month. By giving our people the opportunity to pull together and regularly support our chosen charity, Pennies from Heaven has helped make us all feel part of something really meaningful.” Ashton West, Chief Executive of the Motor Insurers’ Bureau
“Warwickshire County Council have been operating Pennies from Heaven since late 2006 and I am delighted to say that the ongoing support given to it by both staff and pensioners of the council have meant that very substantial sums of money have been donated to our two chosen charities over the years. It is simple to understand, simple to join in and administer as well as a great example how collectively those odd pennies given by lots of colleagues makes a big difference. We are delighted to receive a gold award for the 2nd year in a row and hope the scheme will continue to grow from strength to strength.” Jim Graham, Chief Executive Warwickshire County Council
“What I love about Pennies from Heaven is that it is the essence of many thousands of people doing something unnoticeably small and yet the outcome is really significant for the charities that are supported. It forms an important part of our community programme and our participation is something I remain very proud.” Barnaby M Davis. Managing Director. Barclays UK Branch Network
“The Pennies from Heaven scheme is really easy to administer and a great way to complement our community charity support – the pennies really do add up!” Daniel Francis,Payroll Manager
Over the past few months, Pennies from Heaven has raised much needed funds for our work to help all whose lives are affected by stammering. We are incredible thankful to this great scheme. British Stammering Association
Pennies from Heaven will help us to provide good quality equipment and services to the community we serve The Sedbergh Centre
Pennies from Heaven is a fantastic initiative and we are delighted that LV= has nominated Youth Cancer Trust to be a beneficiary of the scheme. It is a great way for LV= employees to help our local charity on an on-going basis. A few pennies from a pay packet each month will soon mount up and help make a considerable difference to the services we provide for young people with cancer. Youth Cancer Trust
Pennies from Heaven is a fantastic scheme. In a relatively painless way, LV= staff can make a regular donation to SNAP, which will help us provide vital services for families with children and young people who have special needs and disabilities. The individual donations may only be pennies but the combined total will have a real impact on what we are able to achieve. Nicola Hitchcock. SNAP
The Pennies From Heaven scheme is a fantastic way for people to be able to show their support to the charity at all levels within a business, and offers a simple yet effective way of fundraising on what can be a large scale. Romaine Maret, Community Fundraiser, Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice
We like working with Pennies from Heaven because it shows how the whole community can make a contribution without undue sacrifice to anyone; our clients are glad to know how many people want them to succeed. Jad Adams. Nightwatch
Pennies from Heaven is regular giving, meaning a consistent supply of funds. Because Barnardo’s helps children over the long term, consistent income is our lifeblood. Pennies from Heaven’s innovative scheme allows employees to make small regular donations that can make a real difference to the lives of children, young people and their families” Stephen Noble, Head of Workplace Giving
Through Pennies from Heaven, Shoosmith employees have an alternative and simple option to donate vital funds to Barnardo’s which will provide regular income in addition to their regular staff fundraising efforts. Trina Gable. Corporate Relationship Manager. Barnardo’s
Pennies from Heaven has been running at Mencap since July 2010. We run the scheme for our employees and it’s one of the easiest ways for staff to raise vital funds so we can continue to support people with learning disabilities in the UK. Our staff already give us lots of their time above and beyond the call of duty, but they are truly committed and passionate about our work and donating their ‘spare’ payslip pennies is another, great way to contribute to our cause. Mencap staff help raise over £500 each month which is fantastic and we are extremely grateful for this. Ellie Gray, Director of Fundraising and Development
Julia’s House, The Dorset Children’s Hospice is delighted for employers to consider supporting our charity through setting up a Pennies from Heaven Scheme. This is a simple but effective way for employees to help raising vital funds for Julia’s House and a wonderful way for employees to give irrespective of their salary. Caroline Gogan, Corporate Fundraiser
Donations via Pennies from Heaven are important to us as it is a new income stream and yet is a simple low cost method for the donor. In these tough economic times the more varied the income streams we have the easier it is to maintain the level of service we provide to our children. Vance Hopkins, Co-Founder and General Manager.
We are delighted to be a nominated Charity for Pennies from Heaven, it is such a simple scheme and a really easy way for people to support their chosen Charity. The scheme is hugely beneficial to us as without direct Government funding we rely on the generosity and support of the people and businesses of Hertfordshire to help keep the Air Ambulance flying and saving lives. Talissa Fernando, Herts Fundraising Co-ordinator
As acorns grow into trees and magnificent forests, so pennies grow into pounds and magnificent works. Through Pennies from Heaven, everyone can play a part in helping to make a real difference to the lives of people in need. That’s wonderful! Lesley Eames, Marketing and Fundraising Development Manager
We are delighted to be chosen as one of the charities to benefit from Pennies from Heaven. It is a great way for people to donate to local good causes and to be assured that these monies will make a big difference to the local community. Lorraine Dabner, Chief Executive. CRUMBS.
Pennies from Heaven is a fantastic scheme as it allows people to make a real difference to our work, without having to make a big difference to their bank account. As a charity, 90% of the donations we receive are actually less than £10, and this is a perfect example of how little amounts can go a long way. It’s marvellous that something so easy and simple can ultimately help us to save lives. Sooner or later we will find cures for all cancers. Pennies from Heaven are helping us to make it sooner. Morgan Pickard. CRUK
Marie Curie Cancer Care relies heavily on donations to enable us to maintain our vital services to local people with cancer. It costs £4.4 million a year to run the Marie Curie Hospice Liverpool, with less than 45% coming from the NHS, the rest being dependent on fundraising. The hospice provides specialist medical and nursing care, with the expert help of multi-disciplined healthcare professionals, to over 1,150 local cancer patients each year. We focus on providing the best possible quality of life for people with cancer and all services are provided free of charge to patients and their families. This excellent standard of care would simply not be possible without the support we receive from caring people like you. So, on behalf of all at Marie Curie Cancer Care, a heartfelt thank you to “Pennies From Heaven” for your generosity, it really is much appreciated. Sharon Murphy. Marie Curie Hospice.
Acorns Children’s Hospice is extremely grateful to have been a beneficiary of Pennies from Heaven for more than ten years. This simple initiative has provided us with vital funds to support local life limited and life threatened children and their families – the amount raised to date could pay for a week of respite for a child where they will be given one-to-one care from experienced and skilled medical professionals in a relaxed and supportive environment while their family has a break from the challenges of caring for a life limited child. Elinor Eustace. Acorns Children’s Hospice.
Mary Anns Evans Hospice are delighted to be one of the nominated charities of Warwickshire County Councils staff and pensioners to receive Pennies from Payslips amounting to £ 69,575. Pennies from Heaven is a fabulous project and such a good fundraiser. It gives a feel good factor to the donors and shows pennies do make pounds for very valued good causes.Every suitable sized company should be involved and make a difference in the community. Janet Kavanagh – Fundraising Manager.
Pennies from Heaven is a simple and effective way of changing the lives of people all across the world. Through its support of ActionAid, the scheme has enabled communities to work their own way out of poverty – funding life-changing projects in education, healthcare and emergencies, as well as helping to give people a voice in the decisions that affect their lives. The scheme is a testament of the old truism – every penny really does count. ActionAid has received over £100,000 from the scheme which could provide two new three-classroom primary schools in a remote area of Sierra Leone, complete with desks, books, black boards and chairs. The money could also help to improve the quality of life for more than 2,000 orphans and vulnerable children and their families, many of whom are living with, or have been affected by, HIV and AIDS in Zimbabwe or improve access to education for 800 children by disaster proofing a school and putting in flood preventing measures to protect the local community near the River Nyankotola in Malawi. Liz Grant. Community Fundraising Manager.
The Myton Hospices are very fortunate to have been the beneficiaries of the Pennies from Heaven scheme, through which the staff at Warwickshire County Council have donated over £60,000. This is a tremendous amount of money which has had a significant impact on our work caring for local people who are living with, or affected by, a terminal illness. It is a great way to support us, costing each person only a small amount each month, but as the total figure shows, it really does mount up. Around £10 can feed a patient for a day, £21 pays for an hour of our specialist nursing care, £300 pays for a weekend workshop for bereaved children and £1200 pays for one of our day hospices to open for a day. David Pratt. Donor and Supporter Care Manager.
Cancer Research UK would like to thank Pennies from Heaven for their continued support over the last 13 years. Since 1999 we have received £64,576 from employees donating their spare change from their payslips to fund our work. This amount of money could help fund Rhabdomyosarcoma research, a type of children’s cancer. It costs £61,200 to run four years of a study looking for molecules important in driving tumour growth. This could lead to improved treatments and more children surviving the disease in the future. Alternatively a donation of £10 buys enough glass slides for a scientist to examine 300 tumour samples down a microscope. Studying tumour samples in minute detail could reveal new causes of cancer or new ways to treat it. Thank you to the Pennies from Heaven team and all the companies and employees that continue to support this scheme. Together we will beat cancer. Lucy Squance. Corporate Acquisition Manager
On behalf of the team here at BHF I would like to say a huge thank you for the support of Pennies from Heaven and am delighted to hear that the scheme has raised the BHF a fantastic £54,547 from employees donating the spare change from their payslips. To give you a sense of what this means to heart patients, £55,000 could cover the cost of a portable ultrasound machine. In the UK someone has a heart attack every two minutes and there are 2.7million people living with heart disease. The funds Pennies from Heaven has helped to raise will enable the BHF to continue saving lives. Peter Hollins. Chief Executive
Macmillan Cancer Support has been working with Pennies from Heaven since 1999. Through the scheme we have raised over £56,000 and I am delighted to say the annual donation is increasing year on year. It is a simple and efficient fundraising initiative we can offer our corporate partners and many are currently signed up to the scheme. It is a fantastic way for employees to support us, and we are grateful for their monthly donations. Their pennies have turned into thousands of pounds for Macmillan supporting our work helping people affected by cancer. £49,711 could pay for a Macmillan nurse for an entire year, helping people living with cancer and their families receive essential medical, practical and emotional support. Charles Byrne, Head of High Value for Macmillan Cancer Support
RNIB is delighted to receive the generous support of so many employees through Pennies from Heaven. The donations we have received since 1999 have enabled us to continue our fantastic work supporting blind and partially sighted people and their families, friends and carers. Without these generous donations from supporters, we would not be able to run our valuable Eye Health Information Service, which provides information on eye conditions to people with sight loss, their carers, friends and family and intermediaries by telephone and email. Just £10 could help a mum continue to cook for her children with our range of giant print cookery book, £15 could help provide board games for blind and partially sighted children, so they can play with their friends and family and £30 could help train parents to teach braille, so that blind children can grow up to achieve the same as their peers in education and employment. Please continue to support the work of RNIB through donating your spare change to the Pennies from Heaven micro giving scheme in 2012. Carly Mason. RNIB
The valuable funds raised by Pennies from Heaven will help us support our 9 UK Runaways projects working with young people and their families and help raise awareness of the real dangers that young people can face. Just £5 could pay for a social activity session for a young person – running away and being targeted for sexual exploitation – letting them be children again, even for a few hours. Paul Martin | Media officer
I would like to send my specific gratitude to you, your team and the folks at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Trust who so kindly supported us in this way. The money was spent on our paediatric eye surgery outreaches and on our clinical teaching in Lusaka as these programmes are not funded by any other specific grants. We sincerely hope you will consider us for support in the future. Craig Oranmore-Brown. CEO Mercy Flyers
Mercy Ships UK is delighted that staff at Clifford Chance use Pennies from Heaven to support our vital work specialising in free life-changing surgery for some of the world’s poorest people. Pennies from Heaven is a fantastic idea which is helping Mercy Ships to reach the thousands needlessly suffering. Judy Polkinhorn, Chief Executive Mercy Ships UK – August 2006
Thank you so much for choosing Mercy Flyers as the charity of the year for the Pennies from Heaven initiative at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Trust for 2010-2011. We have really appreciated your support and professionalism over the past year. Please can you pass on our grateful thanks to all concerned at the Pennies from Heaven Team from Mercy Flyers’ Trustees and indeed the many folks in Zambia that we are able to help through supporters such as yourselves and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Trust staff. Sylvia Hemmings. Mercy Flyers
Mencap is delighted to be involved in the ‘Keep the Change!’ initiative with HSBC. Pennies from Heaven is a wonderful concept, easy for employers and employees to get involved and brilliant for the charities, like Mencap, who benefit greatly from funds raised. Leo Visconti, Head of Corporate Development, Mencap
Thank you so much for choosing ChildLine as one of the charities you would like to support. Please sign up to ‘Pennies from Heaven’ and help us reach out to more children and young people in danger or distress who desperately need our help. The money you raise really will make a huge difference to children’s lives. Esther Rantzen, President of ChildLine
The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is really pleased to benefit from the Pennies from Heaven initiative. This is a very simple mechanic and a perfect way to engage both new and existing supporters in a very effective way. Donations, big or small, will help the BHF save lives. The Pennies from Heaven initiative reiterates this point and the success of the scheme is living proof that “every little bit” really does count. Douglas Rouse, BHF Head of Corporate Partnerships
RNIB has worked with Pennies from Heaven since the scheme started and now receives almost £10,000 a year. It is a very simple concept and we would urge any company to offer Pennies from Heaven as a way for their employees to support RNIB. Kevin Geeson. Finance Director, RNIB
Hospitality Action are delighted with the financial contribution to the charity via Pennies from Heaven. It is a simple yet effective way for employees to donate to their industry charity without even noticing the effect on their wageslip! If everyone in the industry adopted the scheme Hospitality Action would be able to help even more beneficiaries in their time of crisis. Penny Moore, Chief Executive at Hospitality Action – July 2005
The Princess Royal Trust for Carers is delighted to be one of the beneficiaries of Barclays Pennies from Heaven initiative. This amazingly simple but hugely effective scheme and the income it provides is a lifeline to The Trust. Caring for someone else is hard. It is mentally, physically and emotionally draining. Pennies for Heaven allows us to provide the many support mechanisms that unpaid carers of all ages need and makes a real and tangible difference to their lives. Trish Brown, Corporate Fundraising Manager, The Princess Royal Trust for Carers.
Pennies from Heaven is an easy way for any employee to make a difference with the spare change from their monthly pay. As a simple fundraising scheme it fits very well as part of our wide range of programmes to support the charities that our employees care about. The scheme was simple to set up, is easy to administer and has helped us raise over £283,000 for good causes over the last few years. Robin Webb, Senior Manager, Barclays Community Affairs
We are pleased to say that just over 33% of staff at Headlam Group plc are giving their payslip pennies to through the Pennies from Heaven scheme. With guidance from the team at Pennies from Heaven, the scheme was straightforward to set up and communicate, the take up being enhanced through employer matching on a £ for £ basis. Headlam Group PLC
The Pennies from Heaven Scheme has generated a great deal of interest from staff and it has easily become the best-supported means for them to raise much-needed funds for our local charities. Through the scheme staff have raised over £8,500 for our local charities, which has increased to more than £10,500 when Government gift aid has been added. I am a great believer in this scheme, which is simple to administer, and I would highly recommend it to any employer. Mike Crabb. Exchequer Services Manager, Isle of Wight Council