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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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.Details
Ahead of the ICC 2019 Cricket World Cup, 10 teams of street girls and boys from across the world have an amazing opportunity to come to London to compete in their own Cricket World Cup event (SCCWC), from 30th April to 7th May. The Hope Foundation has been invited to bring a team of street…Details
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.
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…Details
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.Details
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.Details