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 2016/2017, The Mayor, Councillor David Sanders has chosen the following three charities:
The Good Neighbours Scheme is run by the Peterborough Salvation Army and has been working in the city for the last 13 years. It responds to the needs of the most vulnerable by meeting people at their point of need. Their approach is holistic, engaging with people's physical, emotional and spiritual needs. Good Neighbours runs a number of projects that seek to support older people to live life in all its fullness.
The Motor Neurone Disease Association is the only national charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland focused on MND care, research and campaigning. They are a membership organisation with over 9,000 members forming a powerful national and local network that provides information and support alongside fighting for improved services. There are over 7,000 active volunteers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and around 170 paid staff, all dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by MND.
Peterborough has long had a proud association with the Royal Air Force. RAF Wittering, home to around 1500 personnel, has played a prominent part in military operations since 1916. Whatever their need, the RAF family can rely on the RAF Association every step of the way to give practical assistance, expert advice and emotional support. Throughout Peterborough they are transforming the lives of those who deserve our country’s gratitude.
When someone in the RAF family needs help, the charity they turn to is the Royal Air Forces Association. Throughout life’s challenges, the RAF Association is there for them, in person and on the phone. Whether it is an injured airman or airwoman fighting to get back on their feet or the widow of a WWII veteran needing a shoulder to lean on. They are there when a RAF family needs support to stay strong and connected despite the separation that comes with service.
Working closely with other charities, the RAF Association helps to source over £1.8m in grants each year for those in financial hardship. But requests for financial aid make up only 11% of the 102,000 welfare visits, calls and contacts they make every year.
Upcoming events 2017
Strictly Cathedral with Louis Smith and Cassidy Little - 19 May
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The Mayor’s Ball, Holiday Inn, Thorpe Wood (Charity event)
The Mayor of Peterborough’s Charity Fund details are:
Charity Number: 1165640
Telephone: 07506 388718
- RAFA - Registered Charity No. 226686 (England & Wales), SC037673 (Scotland)
- MND - Registered Charity No. 294354
- Salvation Army - Registered Charity No. 214779 and in Scotland SCO09359
For further details on any of the above Civic Events please contact the Mayor’s Office at Mayor@peterborough.gov.uk or 01733 452319.