Penny Appeal is a relief and development organisation with a really BIG vision for the world. We want to create the best societies we can and break the cycles of need and poverty for good. That’s a huge goal, so we have become adept at turning small change into a BIG DIFFERENCE.

Board of Directors


Jessica Ferne

Jessica serves as Director, Global Health Impact, with the Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH). Jessica has an immense amount of experience in the Muslim NGO sector, previously serving as Director of Programs for a major Muslim international aid agency. She is also a part-time Professor at Centennial College in Toronto, where she teaches courses on global health, poverty and inequality, and humanitarian assistance.


Talha Ahmed

Talha is a dynamic, results-oriented leader with 10+ years experience in enterprise wide project and program management, process improvement and high performing team development. He is currently a Project Manager with TD Bank. Talha's true passion outside his professional work rests in the non-profit sector. He is one of the Executive Committee member of Project Ramadan, which serves families with food hampers during the month of Ramadan. Talha lives in Mississauga with his wife and son.


Adeem Younis

An entrepreneur and philanthropist, Adeem founded the charity Penny Appeal UK, which operates in 30 crisis-hit countries, alleviating poverty and providing life-transforming sustainable solutions. Adeem is passionate about the sector and works tirelessly to ensure Penny Appeal is fulfilling its vision of serving those most in need.

We are TEAM ORANGE. Everyone who interacts with Penny Appeal becomes one of us. Now that you’ve read this, you’re part of the team too…wasn’t that easy?. Every day, more and more people are joining Team Orange, a group of caring, awesome people united by their drive to end need and poverty, and build a better world.


We are in over 30 countries around the world and for every project we do abroad we do one right here at home. So forgive us if we sometimes shout a little loudly - it’s because we work with people in need every day and so we know how important it is to UNITE people to make this world what it should be: a place for EVERYONE.

Doesn't that sound like the kind of world you’d want to live in?