About Pennu Charity

The founder of Pennu Charity, Councillor Afolasade Bright and her team of trustees are people with robust governance, enterprise development, finance, health, administration amongst other fields. The visionary herself has over 25 years of experience working with people of different ages and the government in the United Kingdom. The chairperson, Mrs Elizabeth Negus has vast experience in education and well connected in the society.

The Pennu Charity partners with the government, institutions, corporate organisations and other non- profit organisations et al to achieve our aims and objectives. We operate from United Kingdom, Barking and Dagenham.

History/Mission:

Received charity status in 2016, Pennu Charity (named after Afolasade’s Bright’s grandmother, Omopenu) is currently based in the UK. Its ultimate purpose is to care for the elderly so that they enjoy a happy and fulfilling life. Our mission statement is, “Promoting Good Health & Well-Being of The Elderly”. As a charity we are committed to fulfilling our mission for the elderly in the UK and where the need is equally important as decided by the trustees/directors.

What we do:

We try as much as we can to streamline our activities in The Pennu Charity to areas where we know we can produce faster results when it comes to supporting the elderly.

These are some of the things we do at The Pennu Charity:

  • Operate a Skill Acquisition, Empowerment and Development Program

  • Counseling

  • Mentoring and coaching

  • Operate a Standard Exercise Facility. E.g. Cycling

  • Promotion of Leadership initiatives

  • Events for networking and awareness

  • Pampering clubs

  • Motivational workshops

  • Life skills training

Objectives:

To relieve the needs of and to promote the good health and well-being of the elderly/older people in the United Kingdom by charitable means for the public benefit.

Our Vision:

We are committed to making the provision for the elderly, to feel part of any community and to know that their lives matter. Together, we aim to leave a worldwide lasting legacy of love, care and dignity for the elderly.

Method of Operation

Acts as umbrella or resource body

Serves general charitable purposes

Provides building/facility/open space

Provides advocacy/advice/information

Our Organisation’s Structure

In order to fulfill our mission and also maximize the resource within our disposal per time, we have been able to start our charity with a few dedicated personnel/volunteers.

We adopted this method because we are quite aware of the challenge of maintaining a large workforce as a Charity.

In view of the above, we have decided to start The Pennu Charity with the following key positions (both full – time and volunteers); (non-executive officers)

  • The Visionary

  • Chairperson

  • Secretary

  • Finance and Admin Director

  • IT Director

  • Assistant Admin Officer

  • Welfare Director