Pennies Announces Micro-Donation Winners in 4th Annual Awards

On Tuesday 7th November, Pennies 4th Annual Awards took place at Pennies' annual Autumn Celebration 2023. This year's awards recognised outstanding achievements in the world of micro-donations over the last 12 months, which have made a significant impact on charitable causes.

Posted by Pennies

Published 9 November, 2023

Pennies Autumn Celebration 2023

Pennies held its annual Autumn Celebration Event this year on Tuesday 7th November 2023. Hosted for the fourth year by BBC news presenter Sally Bundock, and supported by FreedomPay, the event was attended by partners from across the micro-donation movement and was also available to join virtually.

This year’s event included insights from many leading retail and hospitality decision makers, who shared their experiences in incorporating generosity into their businesses and achieving success with Pennies.

Pennies 4th Annual Awards

One of the highlights of the evening was the 4th Annual Pennies Awards. Pennies works with innovative, passionate and socially-driven brands who each help unlock and amplify the micro-donation movement; broadening the opportunities for consumers to donate a few pennies when they shop and socialise, for causes and communities around the UK and internationally.

The Pennies Awards are a chance to highlight those partners and individuals who have gone above and beyond to make micro-donations matter. The winners were selected by an independent panel of industry leaders in retail, hospitality, payments, and technology. Congratulations to all the winners and finalists:

Social Impact Award – Technology Partner


  • Worldpay
  • Lightning E-Com
  • Global Payments
  • Wirebox
Winner: Worldpay

Social Impact Award – Merchant Partner


  • The Entertainer
  • Outdoor & Cycle Concepts
  • Fanatics
Winner: The Entertainer

Social Impact Award – New Partner


  • Well Pharmacy
  • Booths
  • GENE
  • Central Co-op
  • Vision Express
Winner: Well Pharmacy

Unsung Hero Award

Winner: Karen McHendry
Winner: Jackie Laing
Winner: Steph Kershaw

Outstanding Achievement Award

Winner: Poundland

Social Impact Award (Technology Partner) – Worldpay
Social Impact Award (Merchant Partner) – The Entertainer
Social Impact Award (New Partner) – Well Pharmacy
Unsung Hero Award – Karen McHendry and Jackie Laing
(collected by Catrin Hale and Moira Thomas)
Unsung Hero Award – Steph Kershaw
Outstanding Achievement Award – Poundland

4th Annual Awards Judging Panel

We extend our gratitude to our 2023 panel of judges who had the task of selecting this year’s award recipients.

This year’s judges were:

Start Your Pennies Journey

Contact us today and become part of the Pennies family, where every micro-donation adds up to make a positive difference for charities across the UK and beyond. Let’s work together to make every penny count.

Read more from Pennies.

1 Comment

  1. C

    So proud of you Steph x


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Collect micro-donations at the point of sale and deliver real social impact

Find the right micro-donation solution for your business


Work with Pennies and your corporate partners to receive digital donations for your charity

Use our micro-donation solutions in your own charity shops and online

Payments + Tech

Find out more about being a Pennies solution partner

About us


Our vision, mission and what we do

Creating impact on behalf of the sector

Meet the dedicated team

Meet our trustee board

Industry support for Pennies

Recognition for Pennies

How our work is funded

Current job opportunities

Find answers to commonly asked questions


Latest news

Nominations now OPEN for the Pennies Awards 2024.
Enter Pennies Awards 2024.