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Small change makes huge difference to seriously ill children. Pennies has reached an incredible milestone by raising £1million for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, with the help of a number of retail partners and their customers.
New research commissioned from Pennies, the digital charity box, has revealed 2018 to be the year of the ‘ethical consumer’, as shoppers are putting their principals and beliefs ahead of their pockets and bargains.
40% of 2,025 UK consumers revealed they have stopped shopping at retailers they considered not to have an ethical stance, found fintech charity Pennies in a recent survey.
The UK’s payment technology industry has a large part to play in the fast-growing micro-donations movement with the “climate right for the payments industry to be a big player in improving lives”, say Al Lukies CBE.
Verifone’s partnership with Pennies, which has raised more than £1.9 million for charities since 2011, was commended for its innovative approach to customer engagement at the Merchant Payments Ecosystem Awards 2018 in Berlin.
Customers from Topps Tiles have donated £250,000 to Macmillan Cancer Support through the digital charity box since 2016. If those donations were made up of physical pennies, there would be enough pennies to tile The Shard, four times over!
Alison Hutchinson CBE, CEO of Pennies the digital charity box, was recognised with the coveted Judge’s Award at The Card & Payments Awards, held on 1 February at The Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
Customers at The Entertainer have now raised over £2 million for children’s charities, simply by rounding up their purchases to the nearest pound. This Christmas, they’re donating once every 13 seconds on average.
A partnership between fintech charity Pennies and retail technology company K3 Retail has won Best Charity Initiative at the 10th annual Emerging Payments Awards, held on 5 October 2017 in London.
Pennies is now accepting in-app donations with Apple Pay – widening the potential for the micro-donation movement through participating retailers.