Jane Richter – HOPE UK Supporter and Film Maker

Jane Richter, HOPE UK supporter and fundraiser, visited several of HOPE’s projects in late 2022. *Jane discovered HOPE during the extensive research for her film called Cameron, Coffee & Calcutta; A Traveller’s Tales about the life of pioneer Victorian photographer, Julia Margaret Cameron.  From Jane’s research, she discovered strong links to Kolkata and, as a…

Manchester United Legends Visit Kolkata

Manchester United legends Wes Brown and Mikael Silvestre recently visited Kolkata and took the time to meet some of the children from our Residential Childcare Centres and took part in a Friendship Soccer Match with the children! We are extremely thankful to Mr. Soumya Dasgupta from the Manchester United Fan Club of Kolkata for organising…

The Big Give

For one week only, online donations made to HOPE via The Big Give Christmas Campaign will be doubled at no extra cost to the donor.
This campaign will raise funds for one of HOPE’s programme which will protect and empower street connected girls in Kolkata.

Gifts of HOPE – Your Donations in Action

Recently we distributed the Gifts of HOPE that our wonderful supporters purchased at Christmas. Animals like clutches of chickens, goats and cows were handed over to underprivileged families living in rural areas of West Bengal as part of our sustainable livelihood programme. Healthy animals provide a sustainable source of food while also allowing the family…

Brian’s Way Resource Centre

During HOPE’s school intervention programme, it was found that many children with special needs were still not enrolled in primary school or special school. HOPE’s Resource Centre is barrier-free and provides an opportunity to access therapy for that category of children. The objective of the project is to improve the quality of life for children…

Likeskills Tailoring Unit Graduates

Everyone at HOPE is incredibly proud of our most recent Likeskills Tailoring Unit graduates! We wish you all the very best of luck for the future. We are delighted that HOPE Lifeskills Training Institute has helped you gain qualifications to further your careers. Thank you to Kolkata crop nutrition brand, Indorama, for their support on…

Food Distribution Begins

We have now extended our COVID emergency response to feeding those affected by the crisis in the street and slum communities.

Kolkata is now in partial lock-down. Daily laborers, migrant workers, and their families are running out of food. We need to reach these families and hand out food packs.

Yoga for HOPE 2021

Join the Yoga Garden Party (YGP) in aid of the HOPE Foundation for an unforgettable month of Yoga Classes to kick off 2021. Throughout January 2021Yoga classes will be streamed live to your home via Zoom. The first class on Sunday 3rd January, will be led by Simon Low, who is a long time supporter and HOPE Patron, and one of the UK’s most celebrated and experienced yoga teachers. Minimum donation of £10 per class. For more info and how to book click here.

A Tragic Announcement from Maureen

“We have been through difficult days at HOPE over the years, today is the absolute worst of them. Today, in complete shock and devastation we announce the untimely and sudden death of our beloved Geeta Venkadakrishnan. There will never be anyone like Geeta, this loss is almost impossible for us to put into words. She…

Emergency Response Update

HOPE’s Emergency Response to Covid-19 September update The Covid-19 pandemic continues to cause devastation across the globe and the tragedy is escalating in India. The number of Covid-19 infections in India is over 6,835,000 with more than 105,000 reported deaths (figs @ 8 Oct) and the number of infected patients in West Bengal is rapidly…

Conversation for HOPE to Rebroadcast

Reza Beyad, HOPE Ambassador and philanthropist, will engage in conversation with award winning TV and BBC Radio broadcaster and HOPE Ambassador, Andrea Catherwood; current Miss England and frontline NHS doctor, Kolkata born Bhasha Mukherjee; Shashi Tharoor, acclaimed author and member of the Indian Parliament, and from the frontline of HOPE’s Covid-19 response in India, Geeta Venkadakrishnan, HOPE Kolkata Director.