The International Day of Charity is an international day observed annually on 5th September. The prime purpose of International Day of Charity is to raise awareness and provide a common platform for charity-related activities all over the world.

Mother Teresa

5th September was the date chosen for International Day of Charity by the United Nations General Assembly. In part it is to commemorate the anniversary of the passing away of Mother Teresa. Mother Teresa received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 ‘for work undertaken in the struggle to overcome poverty and distress, which also constitute a threat to peace’. At the age of 18, she found her calling to be a missionary. Her work began in India, serving the poorest of the poor, especially caring for the sick. Mother Teresa passed away in 1997 at the age of 87 after a lifetime of charitable work.


Closer to home, there are plenty of fantastic charities and community initiatives in the Peterborough region; many of which Peterborough One works alongside.

In celebration of Aldi’s arrival at PE1 earlier in the year, we teamed up with Neighbourly. Neighbourly was founded in 2014 to help businesses deliver meaningful and sustainable community investment into thousands of locations across the UK and Ireland. They believe that by putting local impact at the heart of responsible business they can create a system that works for everyone. Ultimately, the goal of this award-winning giving platform is to help businesses make a positive impact in their local communities by donating volunteer time, money and surplus products.

In our ‘Tin to Win’ campaign hosted during the summer, hundreds of tins of food were donated to those less fortunate via Neighbourly.

To find out more about Neighbourly.

Breast Cancer Now

The Breast Cancer Now shop at Peterborough One is another way for people to help support those in need. By donating items and shopping in-store, you can make a big difference to those suffering or affected by breast cancer.

Breast cancer is the UK’s most common cancer, with around 55,000 women and 370 men being diagnosed each year. An estimated 600,000 people in the UK are alive after a diagnosis of breast cancer, and one in seven women will develop the disease in their lifetime.

Despite decades of progress in research and care, around 11,500 women and 80 men still die from the disease every year in the UK, with hundreds of thousands more living with the devastating, long-term physical and emotional impacts of the disease.

Breast Cancer Now is the UK’s first comprehensive breast cancer charity, combining world-class research and life-changing care to build a complete view of breast cancer and make faster progress for everyone affected.

Steered by research and powered by care, Breast Cancer Now’s ambition is that, by 2050, everyone who develops breast cancer will live and be supported to live well.

Breast Cancer Now funds around a third of breast cancer research in the UK. By working with almost 340 of the brightest minds in breast cancer research, the charity is helping discover how to prevent more cases, save more lives and enable more women to live well with the disease.

The charity’s award-winning information and services are there to make sure anyone diagnosed with breast cancer can get the support they need to live well with impacts of the disease.

Anyone looking for support or information can call Breast Cancer Now’s free Helpline on 0808 800 6000.

If you represent a charity and would like to work alongside Peterborough One in the future, please get in touch.

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