Support breast cancer prevention by donating your spare pennies

It’s simple – pick a day, invite your school, college, university, community group, colleagues or friends to hand in their spare change and make breast cancer prevention a reality.

See our penny fundraiser ideas below!

  • Cover your desk with pennies – People bring in their spare change, and you see how much of your desk can be covered!
  • Cover your playground with pennies – The children bring in pennies and see how much of the playground you can cover.
  • Penny collection – Ask around your school, workplace or community group for their spare pennies (if you would like a collection box email us at [email protected] and say you’re taking part in Pennies for Prevention!)
  • Penny war – Each group, class, team, school year, office department etc., has a large collection jar or bottle. These are clearly labelled with each team and placed in the bottle. Teams then compete to see who can fill their jar with the most pennies. The team with the most pennies wins (something of their choosing)!
  • Penny jar incentive – Label a few jars with fun activities for people to choose from, e.g. a pizza party, non-school uniform day, or dress down day. Each person then adds a penny to the jar they want. The jar with the most pennies wins.
  • Or do you have your own better penny-based idea? Go ahead, get fundraising today!

Once you have finished your fundraising, cash up your pennies (you can use a local bank coin collector/ then use a pay-in slip to put into your bank) and pay the total using our donation form button below.

Pay in my fundraising

Why should we do Pennies for Prevention?

Everyone who donates their pennies is doing something amazing towards preventing breast cancer.

Every year 56,000 women hear the words you have breast cancer. Yet at least 30% of these cases could be prevented through lifestyle changes. That is an estimated 17,000 cases!

By choosing to take part in Pennies for Prevention, you’ll be supporting our scientists to carry out animal-free research into the causes of breast cancer, to help prevent breast cancer in future generations. You’ll also be providing the necessary funding towards our breast cancer prevention educational resources, which guide people of all ages on how to reduce their risk.

You’ll be helping reduce the number of people getting breast cancer, saving suffering and therefore, saving lives.

How to get involved?

If you’d like to take part, please email us below, and we’ll send you our fundraising pack, filled with hints and tips to make your fundraising a success.

If you have any questions, would like to discuss taking part or have any other fundraising ideas, please contact me at [email protected] or call 0845 680 1322.

Don’t forget to take lots of pictures and tag us using @breastcanceruk on social media!

Chip in to help prevent breast cancer in future generations

Now more than ever, we need your help. Together we can help lower people’s risk of developing breast cancer. If you’ve found the information on our website helpful, then please consider making a donation today. Thank you.