b

Zizzi Ristorante Customers make a million micro-donations via Pennies to charity raising £200,000

Zizzi’s customers have shown that they are all heart by adding an extra 20p to their bill for charity, a cool one million times, via Pennies, the electronic charity box. The Italian food fans’ donations have totaled £200,000 since the scheme was introduced, with that money already making a difference to main beneficiary, youth charity, The Prince’s Trust.
Zizzis table info

Posted by Pennies

Published 4 December, 2013

Zizzi’s customers have shown that they are all heart by adding an extra 20p to their bill for charity, a cool one million times, via Pennies, the electronic charity box. The Italian food fans’ donations have totaled £200,000 since the scheme was introduced, with that money already making a difference to main beneficiary, youth charity, The Prince’s Trust.

The money raised has helped The Prince’s Trust transform the lives of disadvantaged young people across the UK.

Many of the young people helped by The Prince’s Trust are in or leaving care, facing issues such as homelessness or mental health problems, or they have been in trouble with the law. The Trust’s programmes give vulnerable young people the practical and financial support needed to stabilise their lives, helping develop self-esteem and skills for work. Three in four young people supported by The Prince’s Trust move into work, education or training.

Zizzi was the first restaurant to introduce Pennies, giving their customers the opportunity to join in with the company’s fundraising activities. Pennies, the electronic charity box, is designed to make giving to charity easy, quick and affordable. With one touch of a button diners can add an extra 20p to their bill when they pay by card.

Jo Fawcett, Marketing Director of Zizzi said: “We’re pleased to have found a way to make it easy to donate to fantastic causes, and thank customers across our restaurants for their generosity. We look forward to the next million donations.”

Alison Hutchinson, CEO for Pennies said: “We’ve been overwhelmed by the generosity of Zizzi’s customers, a million thank-yous to all those who have donated. These pennies really do add up, providing much needed funds for charity and ultimately making a huge difference to people’s lives.”

To date Pennies has raised more than £1,700,000 for over 75 different charities. As well as Zizzi, Pennies is available in a range of other retailers including Domino’s Pizza, Travelodge, The Entertainer and Gieves & Hawkes.

Read more from Pennies.

Pennies’ Highlights from Retail Technology Show 2024

Pennies’ Highlights from Retail Technology Show 2024

The Retail Technology Show 2024, which took place last week at Olympia London, was an exciting event showcasing the latest innovations in retail technology. Over two days, the Pennies team proudly showcased our award-winning micro-donation solution and had the opportunity to connect with partners across the payments, retail, and hospitality sectors.

0 Comments

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.

Merchants

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

Find the right micro-donation solution for your business

Charities

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

Whitbread

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

b

Latest news

Pennies’ Highlights from Retail Technology Show 2024
Pennies’ Highlights from Retail Technology Show 2024

The Retail Technology Show 2024, which took place last week at Olympia London, was an exciting event showcasing the latest innovations in retail technology. Over two days, the Pennies team proudly showcased our award-winning micro-donation solution and had the opportunity to connect with partners across the payments, retail, and hospitality sectors.