This year has seen a bumper year in sport – the World Cup, the Open Championship, the Commonwealth Games and a very special recent boxing world title fight. But behind the performers there are many, many who work or volunteer behind the scenes – for example coaches, trainers, physios, facilitators. Many who work or volunteer tirelessly in their local community and are exceptionally dedicated to their sport. On 19th September our Community Inspiration Award will celebrate that passion and achievement at City Hall.
The United Nations announced ‘Right of Peoples to Peace’ as the 2014 theme for International Day of Peace. In the countdown to 21 September the UN has called on all nations to unite as a human family and for the international community to act earlier in the face of human rights violations. They have asked for all to mark the Day and celebrate the value of diversity and strength of unity.
Here at Springboard, we have organised 6 annual Peace Day observances, events and celebrations. We recognise peace is not simply for a Day in September, but given the current devastating conflict in the world; it can symbolically represent what each and every one of us strive to bring into our life, and the hopes we have for our communities and globally. That’s why we are calling on people like you to join with us and unite millions around the world to mark the Day and support the message of non-violence for everyone where they live, work, learn and play. Find out how you can join us in celebrating this special Day.
2014 marks seven years since Springboard began its journey to raise awareness of the International Day of Peace and make a unifying call for all individuals, organisations and institutions to publically or privately promote non-violence where they live, work, learn and play. We recognise we have come a long way, but we also know there are ongoing challenges which serve to remind us we have much more to do. So make your voice heard and mark 21st September!
Join Springboard's local campaign to raise awareness of the International Day of Peace and promote non-violence where we live, work, learn and play. Follow us and all the other Peace Day news on Twitter with the #PeaceDay hashtag.
Why not get ready to observe or celebrate International Day of Peace this year through an activity or event. Need inspiration? Check out some ideas for Your Peace Day. You could also send an e-postcard to colleagues, friends or family to celebrate UN Peace Day. Whatever you do email the details and we will feature it on our website. Look forward to hearing from you!
Carl Frampton & Dame Mary Peters for Inspiration Awards!
Carl Frampton & Dame Mary Peters are set to grace the stage at the annual Inspiration Awards at City Hall on 19th September. Hosted by the Lord Mayor, Councillor Nichola Mallon, they will join the recipients of the Youth & Community Inspiration Awards.