Footsteps for HOPE
make your steps count towards educating street children in Kolkata.
HOPE UK invites you to sign up with friends, family, and colleagues, to take on our exciting new annual fitness challenge and raise funds for HOPE’s Education Projects and the urgent Emergency Covid Appeal for HOPE Hospital.
Every journey starts with a single step. Each step taken for HOPE, and every £1 raised, will count towards the first step on the journey of education for a child in HOPE’s care.
Your challenge is to accumulate as many steps (and £’s) as possible from now until the 12th of August. It is 10,000 miles from the UK to Kolkata return. Every 10,000 steps you take are approximately 5 miles, so we invite you to walk or run as many steps as possible during this given time frame. The more steps we all take together, the closer we will get to reaching Kolkata.
How to get involved:
- pledge to raise a minimum of £100 – which will provide books and admissions fees to educate one child in HOPE’s care in Kolkata.
- invite friends, family and colleagues to join you in the challenge and/or donate.
- set up a Just Giving page here justgiving.com/campaign/footstepsforhope and tag HOPE in your social media posts #FootstepsForHOPE #StepUpForHOPE #TeamHOPE #GOHOPE
- then you are ready to start accumulating Footsteps for HOPE!
If a minimum of 150 HOPE supporters participate, and each raise £100, together the Footsteps For HOPE Community could raise an incredible £15,000 for education projects in Kolkata.
If you can’t participate in Footsteps For HOPE, please consider sharing this information with others and making donation by clicking here.
HOPE’s Education Projects
HOPE believes every child has the right to receive an education. It is fundamental to building an independent successful life and a chance to escape poverty.
Education gives children an opportunity to find their strengths, to reach their full potential and empowers them to pursue careers and to provide for themselves, as well as for their future families. HOPE believes that education is critical not only for the development of the individual child, but for the development of society as a whole, and thus by giving more children access to education, the benefits will inevitably filter through into the wider community.
To find out more about HOPE’s education programmes visit
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