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Memories from the Christmas 2015 volunteer trip to Kathmandu

 

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Nepal video

 

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Just Giving page for Grenfell Tower Disaster

Please donate to our appeal for the Grenfell Tower disaster

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/grenfelltowerdisaster

We have all been shocked by the Grenfell Tower disaster that took place in West London. Our thoughts and prayers are with those whose lives have been affected by this horror.

It is estimated that up to 600 people might have been made homeless by this tragedy, and it is still unclear how many people have lost their lives.

HOPE worldwide have worked with vulnerable groups in West London for many years and want to help to support the recovery from this tragedy. We have set up this fundraising page to collect money which will be used to help those affected. Please give generously to this urgent need.

Two Million Steps for Two Step: Sat 16th April 2016

Come and join us on the morning of Sat 16th April as we walk from our homeless services (Two Step) office in Angel to our recovery services (ODAAT) near Oval to raise money to house the homeless.

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For more details, registration and to order T-shirts please click/tap on this link Register here . 

The need: Government cuts mean that there is less money to fund our service even as the the need is rising. We still want to help those vulnerable people who are desperate to find somewhere to live so we hope you can take part in the sponsored event this year.

Details of the walks:

Main Route: Two Step to Oval (9km)   Arrive 9.30am – 10.30am at 360 City Road, EC1V 2PY and walk in a group of about 10.

Like last year, we will be inviting people housed by Two Step to participate so that our supporters can meet some of those helped by the programme. Click/tap here to see a 3 minute video of last year’s event to get an idea of what it will be like.

Sights along the way:  Lincoln’s Inn Fields, St Martin’s in the Fields, Trafalgar Square, River Thames, London Eye, Battle of Britain memorial, Houses of Parliament,  The Big Issue, Oval Cricket ground .     A family-friendly quiz will be provided for the route.

Family Walk (4km) 10.45am at Embankment tube for 11.00am start – ‘Treasure Hunt’ sheet will be provided

Reduced mobility walk (3.5km) 10.45am for  11.00am start at Westminster tube

Short Walk (1km) 11.45am for 12noon start at Vauxhall Tube

Longer Walk (11km)   Extra  sights for the  11km walk are BFI IMAX, parliament square, Westminster Abbey and partner organisations in Victoria. Early bird start time of 9.30am recommended.

End of Walk Reception starts around 12.45pm. Venue: St. Marks Kennington SE11 4PW

How will it work on the day?

Sign-in and collect T-Shirts (if not received already) from Two Step office from 9.30am on Sat 16th April. There will be a staggered start so those that arrive first will leave first. For safety reasons walkers will be encouraged to walk in small groups.

Directions and descriptions of sites along the way will be e-mailed out in advance and provided on the day if you need them.

(For those that are only able to walk part of the route, various options will be made available i.e. starting the walk at a point  along the route – all participants are invited to a reception at St Mark’s Church at the end of the walk. If you are unable to join us on the day but would like to do a walk elsewhere instead that is fine – just sign up as usual and mail us at events@hopeworldwide.org.uk)

Be part of our future: We will also take the opportunity to update you on future plans, opportunities and challenges so that you can be part of our shared future. This will be a challenging and interesting year as we remodel our service in light of the funding challenges and changes to the benefit system. For example, we would like to explore ways of using volunteers to support homeless clients before and after they move into properties to help them settle into a new area and move on with their lives.

Registration details: We look forward to seeing you on Sat 16th April. To register and order T-shirts please click/tap on this link Register here .

t shirtThe T-shirts design is shown here though it won’t have a year on it so can be used for future events.

Adult T-shirts costing £4 are available in S,M,L,XL and XXL.  If you want to order children’s T-shirts costing £3, the dimensions of the various sizes are shown below in cm. You will need to pay a £1 registration fee to be able to order T-shirts.

 

If you already have a T-shirt from last year (pictured) or don’t want to buy a T-shirt you can register for free! Register here

T-shirt sizes

Children’s T-shirt Dimensions in cm

 

Volunteer at Crisis this Christmas

Giving beats receiving so why not give some time to meet and help the homeless this Christmas.  You could be surprised how much you get from it.CC_VolunteerPages_Banner_468_FINAL

For more details see http://www.crisis.org.uk/pages/volunteer-christmas.html

 

HOPE in Nepal

HOPE worldwide is aiming to serve 20,000 people in Nepal after deadly earthquake. Through the local affiliate (HOPE worldwide Nepal), we are working closely with the local government and international community, which is being organized by the United Nations.

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As of 4th May, services that have been provided by HOPE worldwide:
– 12,000 blankets
– 1,000 emergency shelter (tarpaulines)
– 5,000 kg of food and water
– 100 kgs of medicines
– 1 camp for displaced families in Balaju, Kathmandu
– 1 emergency school in Balaju, Kathmandu

Teams are reaching out to various districts across the impacted areas, delivering much needed services. So far the areas served include Gorkha, Kathmandu, Nuwako, Sindhulpachuk, Lalitpur. Other areas are being assessed to be served as well.

The people of Nepal need your help, come join us bringing hope and changing lives!

To donate and for links to latest updates and HOPE worldwide Nepal please click here:  http://www.everydayhero.co.uk/event/nepal-appeal

 

Route-map for ‘Two Million Steps for Two Step’

Click here to see routes on a map:  Routes for Two million steps

Two Step (Angel) to ODAAT (Oval) 9km:   Arrive 9.30am – 10.00am at 360 City Road, EC1V 2PY. Sights along the way:  Lincoln’s Inn Fields, St Martin’s in the Fields, Trafalgar Square, River Thames, London Eye, Battle of Britain memorial, Houses of Parliament,  The Big Issue, Oval Cricket ground .     A family-friendly quiz will be provided for the route.

Family Walk (4km) 10.45am at Embankment tube for 11.00am start – ‘Treasure Hunt’ sheet will be provided

Reduced mobility walk (3.5km) 10.00am for  10.15am start at Westminster tube

Short Walk (1km) 11.45am for 12noon start at Vauxhall Tube

Longer Walk (11km)   Extra  sights for the  11km walk are BFI IMAX, parliament square, Westminster Abbey and partner organisations in Victoria. Early bird start time of 9.30am recommended.

End of Walk Reception starts around 12.45pm. Venue: St. Marks Kennington SE11 4PW

Please register online  via the link below: http://www.everydayhero.co.uk/event/TwoStep2015 

When you click register, you will be directed to ‘Eventbrite’ who handle T-shirt orders.  T-shirts must be ordered by Tuesday 7th April.

Snooker Stars in support of HOPE school

Snooker personalities Jimmy White, John Virgo and Alfie Burden starred in an event to raise vital funds for a HOPE school in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Hope Worldwide UK hosted the evening of entertainment at Guildford Spectrum on Monday 23rd March.

Jimmy White- Rubik Ghalustians- John Virgo- Alfie Burden

 

The evening kicked off with some trick shots by John Virgo, the former co-presenter of snooker-based TV game show Big Break with Jim Davidson.

Snooker legend and six-time World Championship finalist White, nicknamed The Whirlwind, then played a frame against event organiser Rubik Ghalustians with Virgo acting as MC. Read the full article here: http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/sport/other-sport/jimmy-white-john-virgo-alfie-8911342

HOPE worldwide would like to thank:
Jimmy White, John Virgo and Alfie Burden for coming and making the exhibition a possibility
Molesey Refrigeration center in east Molesey who sponsored £500.00 pounds and their Miele centre which gave away a cat and Dog Miele vacuum cleaner as a free prize draw.
Dean Ralphson, the manager of Molesey Refrigeration.
Rubik Ghalustians, the director of  Rugal Repairs and Sales Ltd in west Molesey who organised the whole event.