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Pennies from Heaven

Pennies from Heaven is a simple concept that has raised over 400,000,000 pennies for charity – that’s over £4 million! 
Small donations made by many individuals can really make a difference to our patients and their families.

How does it work?

Simply, you donate the pennies from your payslip or company pension. So, if you earn £850.34 then you keep the £850 and donate the 34p to charity. The most you can ever give is 99p each time you are paid. It is quick and easy and once all of the pennies are added together they soon make pounds. (If you don’t work but someone close to you does, please share this information with them).

The video above tells you more about this wonderfully easy way to donate to The Somerville Foundation. If it doesn’t load you can also watch it by copying this link into a web browser: https://www.youtube.com/embed/lJ3GWL-HvxE

So, how do you go about donating your pennies?

First stop is your employer. Download this handy guide Pennies-from-Heaven-Overview-Employees.pdf which will provide you with some details on the scheme and email it to your Community, Human Resource or In-house charity team. You could also send them the link to the video. Alternatively, email kate@penniesfromheaven.co.uk or call the Pennies from Heaven office on 01485 210698 and they will contact your employer directly.

Some major employers offer Pennies from Heaven as a way to donate to charity including many UK Councils and Trusts from the largest UK employer the NHS, as well as Barclays, HSBC, Cadbury Schweppes, Lloyds Pharmacy, LV=, Palmer and Harvey, Skandia Life, TNT, Smiths News and WHSmith, to name a few.

What difference could your pennies make?

Your pennies might not seem a lot, but together a team can make a big difference. Barclays staff and pensioners have raised over £1 million since they started using Pennies from Heaven.

Imagine the difference £1 million would make to congenital heart patients finding life difficult, to those with mental health problems alongside their heart condition, for the research we could fund, for the many more ways we could help and support them to improve their lives.

This is an incredibly easy way to take something of such insignificance as the odd pennies in your pay, and turn them into something so important – helping to improve the lives of young people and adults born with a heart condition.

We are extremely grateful for all donations, however small they may be. Small donations made by many individuals can really make a difference to our patients and their families. Please use and pass this information on to make a difference today!


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