Bottle Shock - an evening of love, victory and fermentation
In 1976, Steven Spurrier rocked the French wine world in what became known as the Judgement of Paris - secretly entering Californian wines in the most important French wine tasting event in the calendar.
BOTTLESHOCK tells the story, starring Alan Rickman as Spurrier. We're delighted that Spurrier has agreed to introduce the film at Cineworld, Ravenscourt Part before hosting a blind tasting of US vs. EU wines nearby at The Thatched House.
Whether you are a film buff or a wine lover this event is not to be missed. Tickets are available here (http://cellarsessions.eventbrite.co.uk/#) and cost £45.
Tickets include the film screening, a hosted blind tasting of 12 wines and canapes & bowl food in the pub afterwards.
Profits from the evening will be split between The Hope Foundation for Street Children and a local charity.
Yoga Garden Party – 3rd August 2013 at Avington Park, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1DB
Our annual Yoga Garden Party returns for its third year, this time in the beautiful and historic surroundings of Avington Park, just outside Winchester. Organised by our patron Simon Low and fellow Yoga teachers Ruth McNeil and Vikki Stevenson this is a day for the whole family. With some of the UK’s best known Yoga teachers including Simon, Liz Lark, Jean Hall and Gary Carter amongst others, therapies, activities and Yoga for the kids, stalls selling ethical products, food & drink and our luxury raffle. Tickets cost £25 per person with under 16’s can attend for free.
Get more information and your tickets here.
London Lunch 2013
HOPE is happy to announce our 2013 London Lunch will be held at The Dorchester Hotel on Thursday October 3rd, hosted by irrepressible HOPE UK Trustee Christopher Biggins.
Tickets will cost £150 per person (or £1500 for a table of 10), and money raised will go to support the Ashirbad Boys Home. The home provides 65 boys with health care, education, protection and love - the elements they need to grow up and be able to realise their potential.
Join us for a wonderful day in a great case - get more information here.
Host your own Come Dine With Me
Could you host your own Come Dine With Me fundraising evening for you and your friends to assist street and slum children in Kolkata?
Runs and marathons for HOPE
There are a number of runs and marathons held each year througout the UK which you can join to raise funds for HOPE as an own place runner.
Find out more here!
Hope You Can Paint: 27 Oct - 4 Nov 2013
HOPE YOU CAN PAINT promises the journey of a lifetime. Would you like to help us paint our children's creches and protection homes in Kolkata as part of an amazing team? A unique aspect of this journey will be visiting our projects where you will spend time with the children and staff. You can see firsthand where your fundraising money is being used.
Each participant is asked to fundraise £2,600 to take part. Money raised will go towards your costs and our projects, changing street children’s and their families’ lives. This is a unique opportunity to actively volunteer your time and see your fundraising in action. Download the information pack here.
HOPE Yoga with Children Initiative: 28 Oct - 7 Nov 2013
Our vision for this yoga focused trip is to bring together like-minded people whose collective energy will bring healing, growth and inspiration to one another and to the children and carers you meet in our projects. This is an unforgettable volunteering experience.
Practice yoga each morning with our experienced teachers and each afternoon visit HOPE's homes and projects to help former street children learn the benefits of practicing yoga. These children need huge support to overcome the harsh experiences and trauma of their early lives on the streets.
Each participant is asked to fundraise £3,000 to take part. Money raised will go towards your costs and our projects, changing street children’s and their families’ lives. Download our information pack to find out more.
HOPE Walk Himalayas: 27 Oct - 11 Nov 2013
Walk in the foothills of the Indian Himalayas to give street children a helping hand. This is a fantastic two-week experience with HOPE. You will walk in the majestic Himalayan foothills in the north Indian state of Sikkim and in Kalimpong, West Bengal.
This is a medium-difficulty trek in a moderate climate, walking in forests, spice plantations and through local villages and farmland. You will also visit HOPE’s projects working with street children and their families in Kolkata. All profits go to HOPE’s projects helping street and slum children to break free from poverty. Info pack coming soon.
Photography trip to Kolkata - A big thank-you from all of us at HOPE to Mark Carey and his group who traveled to Kolkata in February as part of the photography trip. The trip, which combined street photography and the opportunity to visit HOPE projects, raised £2,500 for HOPE's work in Kolkata.
Tuesday and Wednesday 18th and 19th December 2012 - Stockings and Stuffings - The Hope Foundation hosted two wonderful evenings at The Hare and Hounds in Marlow, with Sally Nesbitt, Jane Trainer, Henry Jenkinson, Gerard Logan and Amber Edlin performing Christmas pieces as diverse as 'A Child's Christmas in Wales' and 'I want a hippopotamus for Christmas'. The event successfully raised over £2,000 over the two nights.
Thursday 4th October - London Lunch 2012 - The Hope Foundation hosted our second London fundraising lunch at the prestigious Dorchester Hotel in Mayfair to raise funds for our Boys Protection Home in Kolkata. HOPE UK Ambassador Christopher Biggins hosted the afternoon with amazing entertainment from jazz musicians Jacqui Dankworth and Charlie Wood. HOPE raised more than £26,000 from the event for our efforts in Kolkata.
Sunday 9th September - HOPE volunteer fundraising night - Ciara and Maire, two HOPE volunteers, held a Comedy Night at the White Lion in Streatham to raise funds for their volunteering placements in Kolkata. It was a fantastic night of comedy and local music to support Maire and Ciara in their efforts to help Hope.
Thursday 14th August - Curry for HOPE - To celebrate Potli Restaurant's first birthday, a very special Curry for HOPE event was held with delicious West Bengali dishes on offer, as well as a raffle. Over £900 was raised - thanks to everyone for their generous support!
Saturday 4th August - Yoga Garden Party - We were treated to a wonderful day of yoga, treatments and stalls at Commonwork Farm in Kent, which raised over £7,000 for our work - an amazing result! Thank you so much to Simon Low (HOPE Patron), Vikki and Ruth who worked so hard to get this fantastic event in place.
Thursday 5th July - Engineer Summer Launch Party - The Engineer in Primrose Hill held a Summer Launch Party to benefit HOPE, raising £546 for HOPE's work. This followed a successful launch party earlier in the year, which included an auction and raised over £1,800. These will be regular quarterly events and HOPE is very grateful for the partnership!
24th June - Summer Garden Party at The Hampshire Hog Pub and Pantry - A great evening of live music from Kat & Co, Southern and the Midnight Pumpkins was enjoyed with delicious BBQ food, Asperol masterclasses, massages by Lush cosmetics and lots more. Thank you for joining us!
24 - 26th November - Sparkling Dinner Theatre - A host of great actors gathered at La Bodega restaurant in Henley-on-Thames for three lovely evenings of theatre over tapas! Jeremy Child, Richard Howard, Sally Nesbitt and Henry Jenkinson were directed and joined by BAFTA winner Jane Trainer in performances of Roma's Song (written by Caroline Graham) and Pub Lunch (written by Richard Howard for The Hope Foundation). These very special events raised over £2,400 for our work with HIV affected children. Thank you very much to all who came along to support us.
Friday 11th November - London fundraising lunch - Our first UK fundraising lunch held at the Four Seasons Hotel was a great success, raising over £26,000! We were excited to have Christopher Biggins and Laura Yanez supporting this event. Thank you to all those who came along, donated prizes and volunteered their time. We hope to see you again next year!
Saturday 6th August 2011 - Charity Yoga Day
Inspired and moved by Simon Low's account of his experiences with The Hope Foundation in India, Ruth McNeil, Alex Petsch and Vikki Stevenson held a Yoga day to raise funds for The Hope Foundation. The day was fun, informative and raised over £3,000! We are so thankful to everyone who took part.
Saturday 9th July 2-5pm - Hope Foundation Ramble with Cream Teas. Tickets were £10 and included a ramble in Hambleden Woods and cream tea afterwards at the beautiful Burrow Down Farm and gardens. We were so lucky with the weather, and we raised just over £400 for the Hope Foundation. A great big thank you to everyone involved!
Tuesday 5th July - Garden Party in St John’s Wood - An intimate gathering of only 25 ladies to enjoy a luncheon at the private address of OK magazine's former Tarot card reader, with Indian Summer garden accessories to purchase, and a talk by Shiuli, a renowned Interior designer. Tickets were £25 each. What a fantastic event this was. We raised just over £1,000!
We run a variety of events throughout the year. They are enjoyable occasions, where you can find out more about The Hope Foundation, meet new people and most importantly, have a good time! We hope you will be able to join us at one, if not more of them. For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We are always looking for more volunteers who might like to stage an event, or just come and help out!