NNUH win Pennies from Heaven award

Pennies from Heaven award winner  The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (NNUH) has won a ‘Pennies from Heaven’ Bronze Award in recognition of the high numbers of staff participating in the scheme.

The Pennies from Heaven Awards are given every year to celebrate fundraising excellence and are a way of endorsing organisations that not only support charitable giving in the workplace but do so exceptionally well.

The only hospital in East Anglia to be recognised in the awards, approximately 10% of NNUH staff currently round down their salaries every month and donate their ‘spare’ pennies to charity via the Pennies from Heaven scheme. Through this scheme NNUH have been able to raise more than £30,000 for local charities making a significant difference to them.

Kate Frost, Pennies from Heaven Director said: “We wish to congratulate NNUH and recognise the generosity of their staff on this achievement. There can be little doubt that ‘small change is making a big change’.

Jeremy Over, Director of Workforce added: “We’re really pleased that the kindness and generosity of our staff has been recognised. A small difference to them can make a massive difference to charities locally including the hospital charity and we actively endorse the Pennies from Heaven scheme.”

Previous charities who have benefited include the NNUH Skin Cancer Research fund and The Beatrice Octavia Iris Smith – Brighter Future Fund (part of Great Ormond Street Hospital). NNUH Staff are currently nominating charities for 2016/17.

Notes to editors

Further information on the awards can be found here https://www.penniesfromheaven.co.uk/news-media/awards-2016/

Thursday 7th of April 2016 12:54:08 PM