Bedford HOPE Committee Charity Lunch a Huge Success

We would like to thank the wonderful people of Bedford HOPE Events committee, including Jacqueline Merne and Poonam Chand, for organising a very successfully charity lunch recently.

The event was a sell out and everyone that attended had a wonderful time. The funds raised will go directly to improving the lives of street and slum children in Kolkata.

Yoga for HOPE 2018

Our vision for Yoga For HOPE is to accompany you on an authentic life changing journey to meet the wonderful light filled street and slum children of Kolkata whilst funding and supporting the incredible ongoing work of The Hope Foundation.

Message of Appreciation

  A message of appreciation from our Hon. Director Maureen Forrest and her family.   I would like to thank everyone most sincerely for all your support and kindness following the recent death of my beloved husband Dick which was so sudden and heartbreaking. I now begin the journey to try and get my life…

Dick Forrest RIP

It is with deep regret that we announce the death of Dick Forrest, beloved husband of our Hon Director Maureen Forrest. The Hope Foundation will be forever indebted to Dick. His kindness and support of Maureen’s work as our volunteer CEO over the past 20 years was a testament to his great heart. He was…

Meet Alifa – a Lifeskills Centre Success Story

We all have a dream for our lives and dreams for our children. Here is Alifa’s story, this is her dream in her own words. By giving people training, skills and trades, we are giving them power. The power to take control and change their lives forever, and to help others do the same. Thank…


Our Annual Walk4HOPE will take place on June 3rd 2018 at Richmond Park.

The walk will follow the Tamsin Trail, It is 10KM long and will take approximately 4 to 5 hours at a gentle pace. We aim to be at Isabella Plantation around Midday for a picnic.

We will ask you to pay a Registration fee of £10 via our online shop and fundraise £50 for HOPE.

Teresa Browne RIP

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to Maureen Forrest CEO of The Hope Foundation and to her extended family on the death of her beloved mother Teresa Browne.

May she rest in peace.

London Lunch kindly sponsored by Galliard Homes

We are delighted to announce that our London Lunch, kindly sponsored by Galliard Homes, will take place on February 8th in the magnificent surroundings of The Ned, one of the city’s most spectacular heritage hotels.

The event will be hosted by HOPE Ambassador Christopher Biggins. Special guest on the day will be Oscar winning actor and HOPE Patron, Jeremy Irons.

TV review: “The Ganges with Sue Perkins”

  Last week saw Sue return to Kolkata, the “City of Joy”, in the final episode of her documentary series “The Ganges” – navigating the holy river from the highs of the Himalayas, through India and out into the Indian Ocean at the Bay of Bengal. Sue previously visited Kolkata and The Hope Foundation two…