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.Details
You can make a difference as a HOPE volunteer and experience a truly rewarding time working with street children in India. HOPE welcomes a large number of volunteers and visitors to our projects every year. Join the HOPE Volunteer programme and you will be working to change the lives of the poorest street and slum children in…Details
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…Details
Theresa Godly was adopted from Kolkata in 1975. Inspired by Saroo Brierley and the film LION, Teri has started her journey back to Kolkata. Teri supports the work of The Hope Foundation. Listen also to Teri’s interview on BBC Radio London or read the article written HOPE ambassador Andrea Catherwood on The Telegraph.
The HOPE UK team is extremely pleased to announce that we can now offer Residential placements in Kolkata for young people completing their Gold DofE.
The Kolkata Residential trip will allow young people to play an active role in supporting our work across our education and protection projects in a safe and supervised way.Details
A huge thank you to Dassi Bikes , Employees from HSBC & Virgin Money and the cycle team from London Business School for participating at The Competitive Cycle for HOPE. It was a great race at Canary Wharf. Canary Wharf generously donated the venue. There were many winners, HSBC Team 1 won overall. Virgin Money…Details
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.
We are overwhelmed by the response to the BBC Documentary with Sue Perkins. People have so generously called, donated, sponsored children, reached out… Thank You! Each £1 donated will make a huge difference to the lives of some of the children whom Sue walked the streets of Kolkata with. From them, for them, our gratitude.…Details
We believe that ‘Education is the greatest gift that you can give a child’. For many years, we have been working with sixth form students through the curriculum and believe that this is one of the best ways of raising awareness of the street children in Kolkata. Understanding and witnessing the reality of poverty inspires young people…Details
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
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 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
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.
Read the latest article about Maureen Forrest and her life from the September 2016 edition of Yours Magazine.