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22nd January, 2016

Penny Appeal shortlisted for a British Muslim Award

British Muslim Awards 2016


Penny Appeal has been shortlisted in the Charity of the Year category at the British Muslim Awards.


This award recognises a charity that makes a positive difference to lives in the UK and abroad, and we’re humbled and privileged to be a finalist. Of course, we couldn’t do our life-saving work without all our dedicated staff, passionate volunteers and generous donors, so a big THANK YOU for being part of the Penny Appeal family.


The awards ceremony takes place on 28th January, which Penny Appeal will attend alongside the many talented and hard-working nominees from all the categories. You can find out about all the finalists on the organiser’s blog: British Muslims are waving the flag of success.

8th January, 2016

Join BBC’s The Apprentice stars to run Coventry’s Half Marathon!

Haroon and Mergim in training


Two of The Apprentice candidates could be putting YOU through your paces if you sign up for our next challenge, but you’ll have to be quick!

Mergim Butaja and David Stevenson, who made an impression on the BBC show in front of Lord Sugar and millions of viewers, are running Coventry’s Half Marathon to support refugees.

They’ll be joining dozens of #TeamOrange members who are being sponsored by MesmerEyez to take part in the 13.1-mile race.

Mergim, whose family fled from war-torn Kosovo to the UK when he was just seven years old, said: “I came to the UK in the back of a lorry. That difficult journey made me who I am today, giving me the strength and determination I carry now.

“I’m so thankful that I was able to make it to the UK and be able to call this my home, and it’s important to give back to help others.

“Through the Run For Their Lives challenge we’ll be able to provide some of the necessities that refugees need on their journeys, such as food, warm clothes and medical support.”

For more details and to sign up, visit:

Donate straight to Mergim’s JustGiving page here: or by texting ‘MRGM99 £AMOUNT’ to 70070.

14th December, 2015

Amir Khan and Penny Appeal help Carlisle fight back

#TeamOrange Amir Khan delivering food Amir Khan with flood victims in Carlisle

World champion boxer Amir Khan and dozens of #TeamOrange volunteers headed to Carlisle at the weekend to support those affected by the devastating floods.

Penny Appeal and Amir Khan Foundation worked in partnership to organise a day of solidarity at Greystone Community Centre, where we provided hot meals and entertained the kids.

Amir also went out to nearby homes to help with the clean-up operation and used his muscles to shift ruined furniture.

Amir Khan said: “It was heartbreaking to see just how the floods have destroyed people’s homes, including kitchens, living areas and even things like children's toys.”

The work was part of our Love Thy Neighbour campaign, which helps those in need in the UK. See more of how we helped on our Facebook page.

If you want to become one of our dedicated volunteers then join #TeamOrange now.

10th December, 2015

Run For Their Lives comes to Coventry!

Coventry's half marathon


Our fantastic #TeamOrange volunteers are once again getting active for a good cause! Following the success of the first Run For Their Lives challenge in Bradford, our supporters in the West Midlands will be taking on Coventry’s half marathon to raise money for our Refugee Emergency appeal.


The race is taking place on Sunday 28th February and follows a 13.1 mile route through Coventry city centre and the countryside beyond. Our new regional fundraising manager Haroon Mota will be co-ordinating the volunteers and taking on the challenge himself.


Whether you’re a seasoned runner or an enthusiastic newbie, you could take part! Visit the page to sign up or for more information.


The money raised will provide refugees with life-saving aid, including food, shelter and warm clothing, which is all the more urgent as the cold weather sets in. What’s more, our kind supporters are covering the race entry cost, meaning that every penny you raise will help those in need.


If you can’t join the race, why not support our runners? Visit their JustGiving page to donate.

5th December, 2015

Do you know a great volunteer? We know loads!

#TeamOrange volunteers


They’re called #TeamOrange and they’re the Penny Appeal fundraising family!


As today is International Volunteer Day it’s only right that we say a big THANK YOU to every single member of #TeamOrange for all the hard work they do.


Volunteers get up to everything from helping out at tours and organising community activities to taking on incredible challenges.


Ridwana Wallace-Laher, National #TeamOrange Manager, said: “Volunteers give their time, energy and talents to support our work and I’m always impressed by their dedication and ideas.


“It’s wonderful to have such a passionate group of people coming together at every opportunity to help save lives.”


You can be part of the #TeamOrange family by signing up now. Whether you have your own ideas for fundraising activities, want to spread the word about Penny Appeal or can help out at events, we’d love to hear from you.

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