The Entertainer raises £500,000 for children's hospitals

Money raised from individual donations of less than a pound made by customers via the digital charity box, Pennies.
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The Entertainer has raised half a million pounds for six children’s hospitals through digital charity box, Pennies.

The hospitals benefitting are Alder Hey Children’s Charity in Liverpool, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Great North Children’s Hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, Wallace and Gromit’s Grand Appeal which supports Bristol Children’s Hospital, and Yorkhill Children’s Hospital in Glasgow.

Birmingham’s Children’s hospital have used Pennies’ donations to help refurbish their emergency ward and to work on improving their cancer care unit.

“At Pennies we provide an affordable and hassle free way to donate to charity,” said Alison Hutchinson, Pennies CEO.

“It is amazing these small donations add up to make a big difference to the charities that receive them, even when the total is being split amongst a number of well deserving charities. 

“Since The Entertainer launched Pennies donations have helped thousands of children and their families.”

Gary Grant, The Entertainer’s managing director added: “We have been working with Pennies for nearly three years and have been delighted and amazed by both the total amount of money that can be amassed by donations averaging 29p and the willingness of customers to give – we receive many positive comments from customers about the Pennies initiative”.

Pennies now works with over 50 companies, generating over nine million donations to date.


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