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Mayor's Charities 


Our current Mayor is Ray Pobgee MBE.

One of the Mayor's chosen charities is Victim Support. For his work with victims of crime, Mr Pobgee was awarded the MBE.

If you would like more information about the Mayor's Charities, please contact Barbara Perry at Peterborough City Council by calling 01733 452319 or by email at: [email protected].

All proceeds from the Online Christmas Charity Auction will go to the Mayor's Charities which are listed below:

The Mayor, Councillor Ray Pobgee

British Heart Foundation
British Heart Foundation is a national charity which aims to raise awareness of heart disease and associated circulatory diseases.

Money raised nationally may be spent locally and used to buy equipment such as:

  • ECG machines for doctors' surgeries and other medical establishments

  • Defibrillators which are sited in public places for medical emergencies. In Peterborough defibrillators are located at The Cresset and Queensgate Shopping Centre.

The Peterborough committee have five members who work towards helping local people and they regularly hold fundraising events in the City.

The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army have a vision "that everyone is our society, whatever their needs, deserves to have hope and the chance to live a fulfilling and worthwhile life."

They have had a centre in Peterborough since 1883 which has become the focus of a wide variety of community outreach work.

This includes a social care programme, particularly aimed at the elderly, teenagers and young adults, pre-school children and families under pressure.

The new community programme aims to provide:

  • a social area, refreshment bar, comfortably furnished lounge for the elderly and extended and improved facilities for children and young adults.

Victim Support (Peterborough)
Peterborough Victim Support is an independent charity affiliated to the national organisation of Victim Support and offers:

  • someone to talk to in confidence

  • information on police and court procedures

  • liaison with other organisations on behalf of victims

  • information on compensation and insurance matters

  • contact with other sources of help

  • volunteers to accompany people to the police station and to court

The Mayor was himself responsible for setting up the Peterborough branch of Victim Support and is still a member of the National Council of Victim Support.

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