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 1170103.
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 302658.
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
Friday 22 September
Charity Golf Day - Elton Furze Golf Club
Tuesday 3 October
Opening of Bridge Fair - Town Hall
Saturday 11 November
Armistice Day, 2 mins silence - Town Hall / War Memorial
Sunday 12 November
Remembrance Sunday - Town Hall / War Memorial / Cathedral
Saturday 18 November
Christmas Lights Switch On - Cathedral Square / Town Hall
Friday 15 December
Christmas Wreath Laying - War Memorial
Friday 15 December
Mayor's Mince Pie reception - Town Hall / Reception Room
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 Mayor@peterborough.gov.uk or 01733 452319.