Where did July go and how is it already the end of August?

Hi fundraising fans,

We’re back with our round-up. It’s been another couple of months of incredible fundraising results and we’re thrilled to be welcoming 6 new charities to the GivePenny family!

Now let’s get cracking with our regular dose of positivity…

The power of connected giving

Our amazing fundraising platform launched 178 NEW fundraising pages in July that are collecting donations for some incredibly worthy causes.

We have also seen more incredible results from connected giving, learning from one campaign that those who connected apps raise 203% more than those who don’t! Our app integrations with Spotify, Strava and Twitch are providing charities with some fundraising magic throughout the ongoing pandemic.

If you’d like to find out more about increasing your donations with #ConnectedGiving, get in touch with team GivePenny.


July’s campaign of the month: Tŷ Hafan’s Virtual Welsh Peaks Challenge

July saw the first ever virtual Welsh Peaks Challenge! During July, fundraisers were tasked with walking or running the distance of the three mountains that make up the Welsh Peaks, Snowdon, Cadir Idris and Pen Y Fan, a staggering 20.35 miles (or 32.7km)!

Others chose to take part in The Stair Climb Challenge, where fundraisers were required to climb the three mountains, the equivalent of 27,638 steps, by walking up and down the stairs.

Congratulations to all of those that took part in the challenge raising money for the incredible Tŷ Hafan, a paediatric palliative care charity that offers care to children and support for their families throughout Wales.


Special video edition podcast for our 10th episode!

If you haven’t tuned in to our podcast, The Jolly Good Show, now’s the perfect time to start as we filmed a special video episode to celebrate the release of our 10th episode.

Join Lee, Emma and Simon to hear them talk about turning 10, the future of corporate partnerships, building a greener Manchester and Test Match Special. You’ll also find out what on Earth a Megaraid is!

Have a watch and put friendly faces to the team behind GivePenny: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zPj3RgmOOw


New to Team GivePenny in July:

Katharine House Hospice

The wonderful team at Katharine House provide specialist palliative care for adults with life-limiting conditions across North Oxfordshire, South Northamptonshire and South Warwickshire.

As well as providing end of life care, Katharine House also offer support for symptom management and pain relief, alongside emotional and spiritual support.

‘Midnight Walk Reimagined 2020’

Katharine House are encouraging fundraisers to ‘keep it social and go the distance’ by taking on a 6-mile or 10-mile walk between 10 September and midnight on 19 September. Find out more about this lovely campaign here:  https://givepenny.com/event/midnight-walk-2020-reimagined

Variety Children’s Charity

In the UK, there are more than 1.3 million disabled children and young people and nearly four million children live in poverty. Variety exists to improve the lives of these children by providing practical help that makes an immediate difference to children, young people and their families.

‘Pedal for a Purpose’

Between 29th August and 20th September, Variety will be holding their first ever virtual cycle race to help change young lives. There are 2,091 miles to complete in a way that suits you, whether that’s indoor, outdoor or as part of a team! Find out more about Pedal for a Purpose:  https://givepenny.com/event/pedal-for-a-purpose


Multiple System Atrophy Trust
The Multiple System Atrophy Trust is the only registered charity in the UK dedicated to providing support to anyone affected by Multiple System Atrophy (MSA).

This wonderful charity not only supports families across the UK, but also trains healthcare professionals so they are better able to support a person diagnosed with MSA.  MSAT are also funding research into MSA in the hope of ultimately finding a cure.

‘Miles for MSAT’

A great fundraising opportunity for supporters that wish to take part in a challenge as these unprecedented times of Covid 19 has affected the majority of mass participation events, so why not do your Miles for MSAT?



CHIPS have been living and working at the heart of conflict for more than 50 years. From Brixton to Ghana, Chips partner with communities to help them tackle the root causes of conflict such as poverty and ultimately, empower change.

‘Peace Sunday’ 

Peace Sunday invites fundraisers to join the CHIPS team by walking or running 11 km (or miles) with the target of raising £150. Peace Sunday is in solidarity with those who are affected by conflict around the world. Find out more here: https://givepenny.com/event/peacesunday

Butterfly Hospice Trust

Butterfly Hospice Trust provides free 24-hour patient care to those who need it most. The team are dedicated to improving the quality of life of patients and families facing a life-limiting illness by providing choice, care and support in a Hospice setting.

‘The Big Virtual Bike Ride For The Butterfly Hospice’


Rain Rescue
Founded in 2002, Rain Rescue has saved the lives of thousands of the cats and dogs most at risk in and around South Yorkshire. Their rescue centre provides the space and support needed for these abandoned animals to recover, thrive and find a loving home. Rain Rescue will be launching fundraising campaigns soon, so watch this space!

‘Happy Cat Photo Competition’

To celebrate International Cat Day we’re asking you to share photos of your feline friends living their best lives. Do you have a lazy cat? a crazy cat? a climber? a home parkour expert? Share your #HappyCat pics and be in with a chance of winning a fabulous prize!



That’s 6 new amazing charity partners on our fundraising platform, joining hundreds of others using GivePenny to make the most of digital fundraising opportunities.

Don’t forget that we’re always on hand if you have any questions about how to get the most out of the platform.

See you next month,

Team GivePenny


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