Students Staff

23 March 2018

Staff pennies add up to award winning scheme

Filed under: Latest news — ckeitch @ 12:02 pm
A piggy bank

Penny Pig

Our Donate your Pennies scheme has gone from strength to strength, and has now been recognised with an award for its success. Since the scheme launched in July 2016, 663 staff have signed up to donate their pennies, contributing a combined £292 a month towards student scholarships – a total of nearly £4,000!

Your support has won us a Silver Award for staff participation from the company that provides our Donate your Pennies software. Essex was one of only 8 UK organisations to win a silver award, and 2nd among all UK universities for highest percentage of staff sign-ups. A truly fantastic result, and an amazing total to help Essex students.

To celebrate this milestone, and to say a heartfelt thank you, this week we have been handing out special presents to those staff that have been part of the scheme for 12 months or more. Penny Pig is a desktop piggy bank, perfect for storing odd coins until the need for emergency caffeine arises! Penny will be arriving at the desks of 280 Essex staff over the coming days, so look out who in your office has got their hands on their very own Penny – and you can follow Penny’s adventures by following the #thislittlepiggywentto hashtag on Twitter. Who knows where Penny will turn up?

If you’d like to join the scheme, help our students and maybe one day get a Penny Pig of your own, all you need to do is fill in a short form.


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