“Charity Chair of the Year” – Third Sector Awards 2018

The annual Third Sector ‘Excellence Awards’ highlight the incredible contributions and achievements made by almost 200,000 charities, social enterprises and not-for-profit organisations registered across the UK.

Over the years, Penny Appeal has been nominated for dozens of awards, highlighting everything from our unique corporate partnerships to our innovative fundraising campaigns. Last week, with stiff competition from some of the UK’s most prolific charities, Penny Appeal was awarded the prestigious “Charity Chair of the Year Award”, a testament to the remarkable achievements of our organisation.

The past year has seen our charity grow in so many different directions, and that has only been possible thanks to the outstanding commitment made by our board, staff, donors – and crucially – our volunteers. It might say my name on the trophy, but I stand on the shoulders of giants: including individual who has worked with us since our inception.

This year we’ve established and evolved meaningful partnerships with leading organisations, including the Amir Khan Foundation, the Department for Education and the Jo Cox Foundation. We have also collaborated with veteran investor James Caan and forged a very special relationship with JustGiving.com

We’ve set out to disrupt the charity sector, and this award recognises our efforts thus far, as well as the incredible dedication of our staff and supporters. The truth is, we’re just getting started! With our ten-year anniversary around the corner, we have so much more in store for the sector and society as a whole!

So, if you’re a charity or run a business or you’re looking for a career change, get in touch! There’s an incredible amount bubbling underway at Penny Appeal and we’re always actively pursuing new relationships and partnerships. It’s our teamwork that makes the dream work! Who knows, you could bring the small change that helps us go out and make an even bigger difference to those most in need across the UK and around the world.

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Adeem Younis

Adeem Younis

Founder of SingleMuslim.com and PennyAppeal.org