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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

Haroon Mota cheering Close up of Haroon Mota's face Haroon Mota running

 

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: 

www.justgiving.com/fundraising/MarathonMota

Text MOTA60, £ followed by the amount, to 70070.                                                                                                   

9th November, 2016

The 99p stores with 100% profits to charity

Champion boxer Amir Khan The official ribbon-cutting Refreshments

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.

 

Click here to read the full press release.

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.


JustGiving Awards Penny Appeal

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!

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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
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