The Elders


Celebrating Mandela Day by building a better world

In celebration of Nelson Mandela’s life and legacy, Mandela Day encourages all of us to make a difference in our communities. In advance of Mandela Day, three Elders will spend time with grassroots organisations in London and speak at a public event about the contribution we can all make to building a better world.

Nelson Mandela Day logoTaking place each year on 18 July, Mandela Day calls on people all around the world to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s life and legacy by serving their communities and taking action to build a better world.

Nelson Mandela devoted 67 years of his life to combating injustice and fighting for human rights. Will you give 67 minutes of your time on Mandela Day to make a difference in your community?

As part of their visit to London, the Elders will mark Mandela Day and encourage the voluntary acts of kindness that can make a positive difference. Jimmy Carter, Mary Robinson and Desmond Tutu will be engaging with a range of grassroots organisations working with and for young people in the city.

Join them for an inspiring afternoon, beginning with a discussion with the Elders about the importance and value of volunteering. There will also be the opportunity to meet and hear directly from the organisations and, in the spirit of Mandela Day, volunteer to help them carry out their transformational work.

Hosted by The Funding Network and taking place in advance of Mandela Day on 4 July in London, the event will celebrate our collective power to do good and inspire change.

When: Wednesday 4 July, 12-2pm
Where: CBI Conference Centre, Centre Point Tower, First Floor, 103 New Oxford Street, London

Tickets are available via The Funding Network. Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the participating charitable organisations.

Want to get involved but don’t live in the UK? Visit the Mandela Day website to find out how you can celebrate Mandela Day in your local community. 


Please read our moderation policy before commenting

  • All comments posted on will be moderated before publication.
  • In making comments, please be constructive and treat others with respect.
  • Comments containing hate speech, obscenity, inflammatory statements or accusations, personal attacks, discriminatory or abusive language will not be posted.
  • Links: Please do link to other relevant sites and articles to enrich the debate. Please do not link to inappropriate or offensive websites or use signature links in your post.
The Elders are independent global leaders, brought together by Nelson Mandela, who offer their collective influence and experience to support peace building, help address major causes of human suffering and promote the shared interests of humanity.

Sign up to receive monthly newsletters from The Elders.

We will occasionally send you other special updates and news, but we'll never share your email address with third parties.

Visit the archive to see our past newsletters.

The Elders website uses cookies. Click here to accept the Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy when visiting this site.