Founded in 1999 by filmmaker Jeremy Gilley, not-for-profit organisation Peace One Day drove the initiative that led to the unanimous adoption by the United Nations member states of an annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence on 21 September – Peace Day.
Peace One Day is a charity that’s close to us all here at Ocado. Jeremy Gilley founded the charity around the same time that Jason and Tim co-founded Ocado, and we work closely with them to help share the message of peace. We sponsor the Peace One Day Education Resources Packs, which provide primary and secondary teachers lesson plans to help teach young people the importance of peace. Teachers, please download your free lesson plan here.
This year our lesson was on the subject of poetry and we worked with the respected children’s author of the Horrid Henry series, Francesca Simon, to launch a competition to find Britain’s top young poet. There was some seriously stiff competition, but the winner was 15 year old Pip Crundwell, from Horsham, as voted by our Facebook fans. Pip and her family won tickets to the Peace Day concert, which is being held in The Peace Palace in the Netherlands today, and I’m there with them from 7pm, sharing what’s happening on Twitter. Please join the conversation with us @Ocado, Founder @JeremyGilley and @PeaceOneDay using the hashtags #PeaceDay and #WhoWillYouMakePeaceWith.
Something else very special is happening. Peace One Day are livestreaming content from all over the world today, for the whole 24 hours as we unite in celebrating peace. Please enjoy the show right here on our blog below.
Naomi Bullivant – PR and Social Media Executive