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.
For one week only online donations made to HOPE via The Big Give will be doubled at no extra cost to the donor.
The Big Give launches at 12 noon on Tuesday 1st December and will finish at 12 noon on Tuesday 8th December.
The 1st December launch is also Giving Tuesday, a day of global giving, so please consider donating to HOPE and giving a gift of education to a child in need.
Run for HOPE at The London Landmarks Half Marathon on Sunday, 23rd May 2021. The event is not your average half marathon! The 2021 event will celebrate the grand, quirky and hidden landmark moments of 2020. While participants run past some of London’s most spectacular landmarks, we will be shining a light on how we…
Host a Festival of Lights Diwali Supper at your home and help raise much needed funds for HOPE’s vital work with Street Children in Kolkata
“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…
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.
We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for joining us and creating our very own sangha to support ‘KEEP HOPE ALIVE’ via Zoom on Saturday 9th May. Our theme of ‘Connection’ reflected beautifully the sentiment of the day and linked our practice with our hearts and minds and all those in…
Since operations began around 6 weeks ago our Emergency Response Teams in Kolkata and surrounding rural areas have distributed food packs and daily provisions to over 12,000 families, which equates to approximately 60,000 individuals.
Due to all your generous donations more than 8,500 families have received supplies and managed to stay in quarantine to stop the spread of the virus. That is approximately 40,000 people who would otherwise have nothing to eat.
Geeta Venkadakrishnan, Director of HOPE Kolkata Foundation, our implementing partner in Kolkata, has sent us this heartbreaking and heartfelt observation from the frontline in Kolkata.
Our amazing team at HOPE Hospital continue their emergency response work on the ground in Kolkata. We urgently need to distribute food packs to families who now have no income due to the lockdown and we also need to provide them with basic protective supplies and equipment so that we can fight this terrible virus and slow the spread.
This week the city of Kolkata has been placed in lockdown for 21 days. Because of this, all our projects in the slums and working with street communities have been temporarily placed on hold because of the governments directive. The HOPE hospital and our protection homes are fully operating at present and will continue to do so.
We know that these are very difficult and uncertain times, at home in the UK and for our friends, colleagues and beneficiaries in India. We need to remember that we’re all in this together and by playing our individual parts we’ll come out the other side sooner rather than later and we can all be…
On behalf of HOPE UK, we wish to inform you that our colleague Chloe Seymour is leaving her role as our fundraising officer on 28 February 2020.
When Jan May discovered that HOPE supporters and Yoga instructors Vikki Stevenson and Simon Low were taking a group to Kolkata to practice yoga and visit HOPE projects, she knew she had to go with them.
We are very thankful to everyone who supported the lovely Movie Night in aid of HOPE recently in Bedford!
Charlie McBurney has volunteered twice with The Hope Foundation in Kolkata. Here, Charlie writes about her experience and about the importance of our work in the City of Joy.
We are absolutely delighted to announce that our founder and Honorary CEO Maureen Forrest has won The Graham Norton Gin Inspiring Charity Leader Award for 2019! The award recognises Maureen as one of Ireland’s most inspiring women. Everyone at HOPE is incredibly proud!
Below is the official announcement transcript.