Mayor's charities

The Mayor, along with a charities committee, fund raise by holding numerous events and through the generosity of donations. At the end of the Mayoral year, funds are divided between the chosen charities and used for those in need in and around the city of Peterborough.

For 2017/2018, The Mayor, Councillor John Fox has chosen the following three charities:

Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT) believes that every patient deserves the best possible care. That’s why they are hugely grateful for the generous support they receive, which can help Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie hospitals to offer a level of care over and above that which is achievable with NHS funding alone. 


They work with doctors, nurses and other staff throughout the hospitals to ensure that donors’ money is spent in areas with the most urgent need, for developments that cannot be met without charitable support and to provide the greatest benefit for patients.

The registered charity number is 1048868.

Peterborough Sea Cadets, (T.S. Gildenburgh), has been part Peterborough since 1942 and is a local uniformed youth organisation who’s training is based on the style and training of both the Royal Navy and Royal Marines. At present there are over 80 cadets with ages ranging from 10 to 18 yrs old. The head quarters are the Old customs house on Bridge Street and is the 2nd oldest in Peterborough.


Although the sea cadets are partially funded by the Royal Navy they are a registered charity and rely on donations and other events in which they participate in fund raising to be able to purchase equipment and training aids.

This year the main aim is to purchase a disabled friendly sailing craft to encourage both young and old to enjoy the experience of sailing. 

The registered charity number is 313013.

Opened in 1984 to help provide freedom and independence to disabled people and to enable them to enjoy Queensgate and Peterborough Town Centre. Shopmobility is located in Queensgate which enables members to shop, socialise, keep any appointments along with visiting City Centre venues and attractions.

Shopmobility hires out mobility scooters, powered and manual wheelchairs. They also have options for Long Term Hire of Manual Wheelchairs, Mobility Scooters & Power Chairs. They charge a small membership fee to help with the upkeep of our fleet of vehicles.

Registration is quick and easy, after which equipment can be borrowed as often as is needed. The Shopmobility Scheme is run by a team of highly dedicated volunteers who donate their time freely on a regular basis.  

The registered charity number is 1089250.

Upcoming events in 2017

Caribbean night - Friday 21 July 2017


Other events

Wednesday 14 June 

Commemorating the end of The Falklands War 
(civic event)

  • 10.30am Veterans to form up (outside of Town Hall)

  • 10.45am Civic Guests to arrive and form procession

  • 11.00am At War Memorial - Mayors Chaplain, Revd George Rogers, to undertake short service followed by last post and reveille and laying of wreaths and raising of Falklands Flag.

Sunday 18 June

Installation of the Mayor - Cathedral

Monday 19 June

Fly the Flag for Armed Forces Day
(civic event)

  • 10.00am Procession from Town Hall followed by Welcome from the Mayor and a service followed by the raising of the Armed Forces Flag.

Thursday 22 June

Mayors Open Day (civic event)

  • The Mayor invites all residents to join him for afternoon tea at the Town Hall between 1.30pm and 3.30pm - students from Ken Stimpson Community School will be on hand to assist with serving the afternoon tea.

Friday 1 Sept 

Mayor’s Greyhound Evening – Greyhound Stadium

Tuesday 3 October 

Opening of Bridge Fair - Town Hall

Mayor of Peterborough's Charity Fund

The Mayor of Peterborough’s Charity Fund details are:

Charity Number: 1165640
Telephone: 07506 388718

For further details on any of the above Civic Events please contact the Mayor’s Office at or 01733 452319.

Charity single donation

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MPCF sponsor form

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