As frequent readers of this blog will know, we love talking about how great the idea of adding a small donation to your card purchase is – and how effective this is at raising substantial amounts for charity.

So you can imagine our delight when we discovered this month that Pennies has been recognised by others with selection as a finalist for not one, not two, but three awards.

Our project working with technology companies Itim and YESpay International to launch Pennies at The Entertainer last August, and the subsequent donation success, caught the eye of judges from both the Retail Systems Award and the UK IT Industry Awards from BCS and Computing magazine.

Other nominated organisations for Retail System’s ‘IT Project of the Year’ include Tesco, the Post Office and Hamleys and in the Industry Awards we up against impressive organisations such as the Wellcome Trust. Just to be named alongside such well-known brands is an honour for us and we’re delighted to be recognised this way.

And just this week we also heard that Pennies is a finalist in the ‘Most Promising Digital Tool’ category of the Blackbaud Digital Fundraising Awards. Winners for this one are decided by public vote so please visit our voting page to support us – and ask your friends as well!

Everyone keep their fingers crossed for us and we’ll let you know if we come home with any awards!


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