The Mayor along with a charities committee, fund raise by holding events and through the generosity of donations. At the end of the Mayoral year, funds are divided between the chosen charities and used for these in need in and around the city of Peterborough.
For 2019-2020, The Mayor, Councillor Gul Nawaz has chosen the following three charities:
Little Miracles is a charity that supports families that have children with additional needs, disabilities and life limiting conditions.
Just like everyone else these children need a place to play, laugh and create friendships – Little Miracles provides this whilst the families are able to access the advice, support and care that they deserve.
Little Miracles exists to reduce this isolation and to ensure that families get the support that they need in order to support their families fully. Their activities and Family Support Workers provide a lifeline to the families and their children with the varied support that they are able to offer.
Carers Trust Peterborough
Anyone can become a carer at any time and people do not always see themselves as a carer or necessarily recognise their own needs. With three in five people becoming a carer at some point in their lifetime, and with so many people living for longer, the number of those who are becoming carers is increasing quite dramatically, with as many as seven million carers in the UK today.
A family carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a family member or friend who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction, cannot cope without their support. There are around 178,000 family carers across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Norfolk alone and this number is projected to rise to 264,000 by the year 2030.
Carers Trust Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Norfolk are a local charity who provide practical and emotional advice, support and guidance to family carers of all ages and their families, as well as opportunities for respite from their caring role through groups, hubs and clubs and the provision of home care. Their vision is to make caring easier.
Friends of Peterborough Hospitals
The Charity provides equipment and improvements to the Foundation Trust Hospitals in Peterborough.
The Mayor of Peterborough's Charity Fund details are:-
Charity Number: 1165640
Telephone: 01733 452319
For further details on any Civic events, please contact the Mayor's Office using the above details.