Andrew Gwynne MP has today shown his support for the United Nations’s International Day of Charity
The International Day of Charity was established with the objective of sensitising and mobilising people and governments across the world to to help others through volunteer and philanthropic activities.
The date of 5 September was chosen in order to commemorate the anniversary of the passing away of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, who 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.”
The United Nations on this day invites all of the member states, various organisations and businesses and all of us citizens to celebrate the day by contributing to charity efforts in any way we can. The UN encourages charity donations, driving education and awareness-raising activities in order to push the importance of charity.
Andrew Gwynne MP said:
“It’s incredibly important that we take time from our daily lives to remember the importance of charity. The charitable work of Mother Theresa serves as an inspiration to us all, and we must continue her legacy moving forward.
“I will continue my efforts to stand up and help those less fortunate, and I urge my constituents to do what they can too.”