Welcome back fundraising fans,
Despite the weather starting to cool down, things at GivePenny are hotting up! Throughout lockdown, thanks to your support, we’ve reached a HUGE milestone. We’ve now helped charities to raise over £500,000 in donations. Yes, you read that right – half a million pounds generated as part of the Connected Giving movement we started way back in 2016 (when the dinosaurs were still walking around). We’ve seen incredible results from our creative donation methods and app integrations with the likes of Spotify, Strava and more. Back in July, we learned from one charity virtual event that those people who connected apps to their GivePenny pages raised 203% more than those who didn’t – so if you haven’t checked out our app integrations yet, now is the perfect time.
September also saw 1700 fundraising pages launched and counting! We’re incredibly proud to support such incredible charities who are fundraising in new and innovative ways.
Now let’s get stuck into our monthly dose of fundraising inspiration!
Supporting Blood Cancer Awareness Month
Did you know that every 27 minutes, someone is diagnosed with Lymphoma? Throughout September, Lymphoma Action have been running their ‘Bridges of Britain’ campaign to raise awareness of blood cancer.
Their first Bridges of London walk back in 2019 saw over 300 walkers raise over £40,000. Back for 2020, on Sunday 27th September fundraisers across the UK took part in 7 mile walks. Each route walked included at least one bridge, however many crammed in several! This virtual event raised £11,000 in a matter of weeks, with the fundraising team at Lymphoma Action pulling out all the stops to set it all up in time for the big day.
Jordan Wylie is paddleboarding around the UK!
Jordan Wylie is making an official world record attempt to circumnavigate Great Britain by Standup Paddleboard (SUP) in aid of Frontline Children. Jordan’s mission is to build a new school on the Horn of Africa and with £13,122.06 as of 29/9/20, it looks the dream is within reach.
Katharine House Hospice’s Walk Reimagined
September also saw Katharine House Hospice’s Midnight Walk Reimagined. Between 10th-19th September, Fundraisers took part in 6 and 10 mile walks and were encouraged to walk whenever, however and wherever to raise money for Katharine House Hospice.
This saw people take to the streets to walk their route, some in PJs, some with Glo Sticks, some at night and some in the daytime, but all with the same united goal!
A warm welcome to new members of the GivePenny family!
September also saw Nottinghamshire Hospice and the National Bereavement Partnership join the GivePenny family. They’re in the process of setting up their events, so keep your eyes peeled!
As always, if you have any questions, team GivePenny are a phone call or email away. You could try fax if you like*
Wishing you all the best for October,
*please don’t send a fax.