Pennies is partnered with many retailers that support health related causes, and during this coronavirus pandemic, support for these charities is more vital than ever.

Below are four charities your donations are supporting right now, when you donate with Pennies at a partnered retailer, and details of the impact you are helping create at this critical time

1. Stroke Association supported by Rontec

Stroke Association believes in life after stroke. That’s why the charity supports stroke survivors to make the best recovery they can, campaigns for better stroke care and funds research to develop new treatments and ways of preventing stroke. Their support services help hundreds of thousands of people through one of the most frightening experiences of their lives and build a life after stroke and their research helps to improve treatments, care and rehabilitation, saving thousands of lives.

You can donate a few digital pennies to Stroke Association through Pennies next time you’re topping up with petrol or picking up essentials at a Rontec roadside retail store. Just one day of donations from Rontec could provide support for 20 stroke survivors for 12 weeks.

Stroke Association Helpline – picture is from official site.

 

2. Teenage Cancer Trust supported by Domino’s

Domino’s fans across the rest of the UK are making a huge difference too, with donations from customers in Great Britain supporting Teenage Cancer Trust. Providing specialist care and support so young people don’t have to face cancer alone, Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival for young people with cancer aged 13 to 24.

The charity funds and builds specialist cancer units in NHS hospitals and provides dedicated staff, bringing young people together so they can be treated by teenage cancer experts in the best place for them. Teenage Cancer Trust also educates young people in schools to help improve the speed and quality of diagnosis.

The charity relies on donations to fund its vital work and every time you order pizza online from Domino’s, you’re given the option to contribute towards their mission. 10 minutes of donations online or in-app with Domino’s could fund an hour of tailored emotional support for a young person with cancer from a Teenage Cancer Trust youth worker.

 

3. Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice supported by Domino’s

Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice cares for children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions and supports their families and those close to them. There are over 750 life-limited children and young people living in Northern Ireland and each year Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice helps around 400 families.

Caring for a life-limited child puts an enormous strain on family life, a situation made all the more difficult during the current coronavirus pandemic. Families can feel overwhelmed by their situation, both physically and emotionally, but pizza lovers in Northern Ireland are helping to bring some relief. When you order online or in-app with Domino’s and donate with Pennies , you’re helping provide care, support and friendship to whole families, throughout their child’s illness and after the child has died too.

Nnorthern Ireland Hospice George and mum

 

4. NHS Charities Together supported by Holland and Barrett

NHS Charities Together is the organisation representing, supporting and championing NHS Charities. There are more than 230 NHS charities across the UK and most of them focus on helping our hospitals do more. Collectively these charities give £1 million every day to the NHS so that people can stay well for longer and get better faster.

During the current climate, funding for NHS Charities is more vital than ever to ensure they are helping the maximum amount of people in the safest way possible. Your micro-donations made when shopping for your essentials at Holland &Barrett stores, or online, are supporting NHS Charities Together’s Covid-19 Urgent Appeal, supporting the NHS staff and volunteers caring for Covid-19 patients. You can find out more about how these donations are helping here.

Thank you for all your support for these charities so far. Your micro-donations have raised millions of pounds for important, life-changing causes, and you can continue to help when shopping with  these retailers, and others still trading online or selling essentials in-store.

Micro-donations matter, and your pennies make a huge difference when they all add up to save the lives.

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