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The Pennu charity is a charity that is committed to promoting good health and wellbeing of the elderly. 


Why Pennu?

Dr Cllr Sade Bright supported Age Uk and St. Joseph's hospice during her year as the Mayor of Hackney. After her Mayoral year, she decided to setup Pennu Charity for it to be a continuation of what she did as the Mayor. The reason why Dr Cllr Sade Bright set up Pennu Charity was because her grandmother looked after her when she was young and she promised herself to name the charity after her. Pennu charity is the fitting tribute for her grandmother who looked after her. 


Established in 2016, The Pennu Charity (named after Cllr Afolasade Bright's grandmother, Omopenu) is based in the United Kingdom. Its ultimate purpose is to care for the elderly so that they enjoy a happy and fulfilled life. Our mission statement is "Promoting health and well-being of the elderly." As a charity we are committed to ensuring that a loving, family unit is built around the elderly in the UK, and abroad, where the need is equally important. 


  • To bring all the elderly all over to be a part of a loving, caring and inclusive community.

  • To give back to the elderly for what so lovingly gave to us through events and activities that they promote their health and wellbeing. 

  • To leave a lasting legacy of love, care and dignity of the elderly. 

How we promote health and well-being of the elderly 

  • Arranging programs that take the elderly out of isolation.

  • Organising health and well-being programs for the elderly.

  • Celebrating importing events with them.

  • Arranging dinners and several other activities for their well-being.

  • Organising event days where our seniors are informed and educated about different things like how to keep themselves safe.

  • We have an intergenerational program to help the elderly remember how they used to be when they were young. 

The Founder


Cllr Sade Bright. Former Civic Mayor of Hackney (2006-2007)
LBBD Cabinet Member for Employment,
Skills and Aspiration.

                                                Councillor Sade Bright is Cabinet Member for Employment,                                                        Skills and Aspiration in Barking and Dagenham, working closely                                                  with businesses, schools and colleges, higher education                                                              providers, charities and community groups in this role.

She is the Founder and President of The Sapphirez women’s organisation and The Pennu Charity for older people. She supports and fundraises for many nominated charities including Age Concern UK, St Joseph’s Hospice Hackney, Richards House Children’s Charity and The Bright Free Maths Project. She founded Extraordinaire, a project geared to mentoring young women and girls through her Political and Leadership Mentoring Academy, training and empowering young people to take up leadership roles in the community. There are currently over 100 young people benefitting from this project.

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