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 2018-2019, The Mayor, Councillor Chris Ash has chosen the following three charities:
Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia charity. We provide information and support, improve care, fund research and create lasting change for people affected by dementia.
Here in Peterborough, The Dementia Resource Centre has been developed to be a centre of excellence for dementia information, advice and support for those affected by dementia.
Managed by Alzheimer’s Society (funded by Peterborough City Council), The Dementia Resource Centre provides a welcoming environment for people affected by dementia and a highly-skilled team deliver a wide range of services, both as a hub of information, advice, support and services at the centre, along with services delivered out in the community.
Charity number: 296645
Deafblind UK was set up in 1928 to offer support and understanding to people with combined sight and hearing loss. We have evolved through the years but our aims remain the same.
Our services provide practical advice and information as well as emotional support for people living with dual sensory loss, and their families. Losing your sight and hearing can be frightening. Our team of experts is here every step of the way to reassure, advise or just to be someone to turn to if there is no one else.
Charity number: 802976
Light Project Peterborough
“Light Project Peterborough practically demonstrates the Christian faith by serving the local community with particular concern for people who are marginalised. Encouraging partnerships to enable Churches to better serve their local community and supporting other local organisations to help people in Peterborough.
Our major focus of ‘Transforming Homeless’ in Peterborough has seen 3 successful years of the Peterborough Winter Night Shelter, Day Time Provision, a Mentoring programme and community volunteering/work projects. All in place to help those who want move off the streets into sustainable community living.”
Charity number: 1159764
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.