A few pennies make a big difference

As keen runners we know the difference a run can make to our health, mood, and general wellbeing. So, what happens when that gets taken away? For many people diagnosed with cancer this is a reality they face, which is why we’re keen to support Macmillan Cancer Support, one of the UK’s leading cancer care charities.


Macmillan Cancer Support’s work is not possible without donations from the public, so we’ve partnered with them to support their Mighty Hikes, a series of one-day half and full marathon hikes across the UK. Whether you want to push yourself to achieve your best time, or just have a good time, their Mighty Hikes are a great way to try something new and challenge yourself whilst raising money for this incredible charity. So, why not sign up now?


Plus, we’re also giving you the chance to make a micro-donation to Macmillan Cancer Support through Pennies in all our Runners Need, Cotswold Outdoor and Snow+Rock stores.

Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support is one of the UK’s leading cancer care charities. They're dedicated to helping people across the UK of all ages and with all cancer types to live life as fully as they can.


Macmillan Cancer Support understand that there is so much more to cancer than diagnosis and treatment. That cancer can have a huge impact on the lives of those diagnosed and those around them. That’s why their doctors, nurses and cancer experts are committed to providing people with the support they need to manage every aspect of their daily lives. Big or small, they do whatever it takes to make a difference.


Like many charitable organisations, they're facing challenging times, and every penny you can give really makes a difference.*


£20 could help 100 people in the UK affected by cancer get emotional and practical support through Macmillan’s Online Community forum.


£50 could help fund a Cancer Information Nurse Specialist on the Macmillan Support Line to deal with a call or web enquiry.


£100 could run Macmillan’s Energy Advice service for an hour and help up to four individuals get the support they need.


*For illustrative purposes only. Every penny you give goes to charity: 90% to support Macmillan Cancer Support (registered charity no. for England & Wales 261017 and for Scotland SC039907) and 10% to Pennies (registered charity no. 1122489). All donations made with Pennies in our stores are non-refundable.


Find out more about Macmillan Cancer Support.

What is Pennies?

Pennies is an award-winning fintech charity with an important mission: to protect and grow micro-donations, ensuring people have digital ways to keep donating the small sums of money that are so vital to charities.


As a trusted leader in digital micro-donations, Pennies has created a movement that encourages giving, offers businesses a powerful way to demonstrate social purpose, helps charities make a greater impact, and gives the public a way to donate without cash, as part of their daily lives.


In an increasingly cashless society, Pennies’ ‘digital charity box’ gives customers paying by card or digital wallet a convenient way to add a small donation to their purchase, when shopping with participating retailers.  Whether in-store, online or in-app, it’s a simple, affordable, data-free way to donate, with 100% of funds raised going to charity.


Millions of people are now using the digital charity box. To date, Pennies has enabled more than 100 million micro-donations, raising millions of pounds in much-needed additional income for charities in the UK and Republic of Ireland.  Together, payment providers, retailers and their customers are helping hundreds of charities make a meaningful difference to the causes and communities they serve.  


Because micro-donations matter, now more than ever.


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