The team at The Pennies Foundation is thrilled to announce that we have won our first award. Yesterday at an event in London, hosted by BT, we won the award in the ‘fundraising’ category of the Technology4Good awards (T4G).
In their first year, these awards have been set up to celebrate the work of many charities, businesses and individuals across the UK who use digital technologies to help change communities for the better.
The fundraising award, sponsored by Camelot was all about technology based innovations which build support and deliver tangible income results for charity, a huge plaudit for Pennies just seven months after launch.
We were already proud to have been selected as a finalist, in the company of some inspiring digital charity innovations including ‘Give as you Live’, Vir2 and the tie up between Cancer Research UK and Just Giving. Other award T4G winners include Lifelites a children’s charity that provides packages of fun and educational technology to all the Children’s hospices in the UK, and Vintage Radio which won the Community Voice award for their community radio station which is run by older people, for older people giving volunteers the chance to use and learn about technology and the internet.
Presented by journalist and broadcaster, Mariella Frostrup and sponsored by a range of organisations including Microsoft, Barclaycard, Camelot and the Charity Technology Trust to name but a few, the win is further boosted by the individually crafted and interesting award statue. T4G, lived up to its name, with awards created out of computer parts, and the use of glow sticks and light recognition software to determine the best in show winner, voted for by the audience – well done Lifelites.