Mile of Pennies!


penniesBangor University Women’s Rugby Club has always taken part in fundraising events throughout the season to raise funds for small charities which mean something to someone in the club. Previously, this has taken the form of selling shots, raffles and bag-packing. This year, we decided to do something different, and so I present to you: A Mile of Pennies!
A mile of pennies (when laid side-to-side) equates to £844.80, and this we be split equally between three charities: Riding for the Disabled Association, Anglesey and Treborth branches, aiding the physical and mental development of disabled children and adults through horse riding, and Evie’s Dream, a charity aiming to raise £50,000 so that a child with cerebral palsy can go to America to have an operation to enable her to walk.
Here’s the deal – all we are asking is for your loose coppers (though any larger donations will, of course, be greatly appreciated). There are collecting jars across Bangor and Anglesey (Bar Uno, AU office, the Belle Vue, the Bistro, to name just a few…), and if you can get your team/society to donate a few on one day, one of our committee can come and meet you to collect them!
So far, we have raised just over 20% of the mile (that’s around 1600 pennies that have been counted and sorted…), but we need your help! The Men’s GAA team have already donated hundreds of pennies (BIG thanks!), and everyone in our club has been saving all their loose change to put towards the final count.
So please, search your floor/bag/purse/car, follow us on facebook (, tell your friends, and put those annoying pennies to a good use!


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