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In January of this year HOPE worldwide UK (HwwUK) said farewell to Wil Horwood who had served as CEO for the past 11 years.  We thank him for his valuable contribution in growing the charity into the respected organisation that it is today.

Before recruiting a new person for this role the Board undertook a review of HwwUK’s relationship with the UK Churches of Christ.  The findings from this survey have had a significant influence on the skills and attributes of the person we are looking for to fulfil the role of Chief Executive.

We are looking for someone with a deep Christian faith and a passionate heart for the disadvantaged and vulnerable.  Someone who will be able to enthuse and inspire both church leaders and Christians to make practical outreach an integral part of their Christian life.

A crucial part of the  role will involve strengthening the connection with the church that gave birth to the charity in order to develop more meaningful voluntary opportunities for Christians to serve those in need.

The successful candidate will also have the skill set to oversee the two established and successful programmes of Two Step and ODAAT by working effectively with a supportive board and an experienced team of staff and volunteers.  In addition, they will actively develop the support for international programmes and develop new funding streams to support and grow our work in the UK and beyond.

For a fuller job description and details of how to apply please e-mail Jane Whitworth at  The closing date for applications is Friday 7th June.

If you would like an informal discussion about the role or have any questions you are welcome to contact David Kaner: Chair of Board – or Iain Williams: Vice-Chair of Board:


The Village of Hope Bandaging Units, East Delhi.

By Alison Clark-Morris (Podiatrist, registered with HCPC)

This year saw the third consecutive year that I have had the opportunity to work in the bandaging units at the Village of Hope, East Delhi.

This time I  took two new people with me: Mandy, who works with me as a foot health practitioner and Millie, a friend’s daughter who is taking a gap year after completing her degree in animal science.

We decided before we left that the three of us would be most effective if we worked as a team promoting the prevention of foot ulceration by educating the leprosy patients about good, regular foot care. As a result, we spent most of our days not only treating foot wounds but also encouraging patients without ulceration to come to clinic so that they could soak their feet in bowls of warm water which we provided for them.

Mandy and I then assessed their feet and removed any hard skin/callus which could potentially cause ulceration. We, then, taught them how to file down their hard skin and issued them with a foot file. Finally, we applied Vaseline while explaining the importance of this as a daily regime to keep their skin soft and flexible.

Millie was responsible for making bespoke but simple insoles for their shoes to replace their worn-out ones and to reduce pressure on vulnerable areas. She also kept a record of the work we were doing.

In total we saw 166 people, prevented approximately 94 wounds, treated 43 pairs of hands and Millie made 49 pairs of insoles.

Distributing tricyles for World Leprosy Day

The highlight of our two weeks was World Leprosy Day when we were able to distribute the tricycles we had raised money for. These tricycles give independence and mobility to amputees and to those with foot ulceration who should be resting to allow their wounds to heal.

Each one costs £100 and despite funding a total of 57 we were informed that there is still a waiting list of at least 60 people.


My future plans are to continue to help support the bandaging units financially, which require £600/month to staff and stock with bandages, as well as continue to fund raise for more tricycles. I am also raising awareness of the Village of Hope within my profession in the hope that some of them will be inspired to visit and put their skills to good use.

If you would like to make a donation then please go to the following link and choose Village of Hope from the drop down fund menu.

Thank you.





Chhaimale Village Project


Report January 2019

Since my last report in October 2018 we enjoyed the official opening of the project on the 19th November 2018 with representatives from HOPE Canada, UK, India and Charles Ham from HOPE Global Disaster Relief.

Building Work

During December the two main contractors completed the list of work and repairs that were needed, and we were able to sign off and make the final payments. Overall the work has been done to a satisfactory standard, and the ongoing maintenance should be minimal.


Sinks and stainless-steel tables have been fitted in the factory area. Other equipment including gas burners and a hood and flue will need to be purchased along with storage containers in readiness for the factory to be operational for the pear harvest in August of this year.

Use of Centre

The centre now has an electricity supply and internet connection and is fully furnished. Anu Cobain, HWW Nepal Country Director, is meeting this week with local schools to organise and set up computer and English training sessions to begin in mid-February.

Micro Loan Programme

The full £45,000 donated by the Thames Valley church in the UK has been transferred to HOPE Nepal. This is NPR 66 Lakh. Of this NPR 50 Lakh has been transferred to the loan agent in the village which will generate 7% interest and NPR 16 Lakh has been deposited in a savings account and will generate 12.5% interest. This will produce an income of around NPR 3.5 Lakh per year towards the running of the centre.

John Partington



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Donor Privacy Policy

Donor Privacy Policy


HOPE worldwide is a registered charity in England and Wales (charity number 1045930). We are also a company limited by guarantee (company number 2659784)

HOPE worldwide promises to take great care with your personal data, and we commit to protecting any personal information we obtain about you, whether you are visiting our website as a supporter, partner, volunteer or campaigner.

This Privacy Policy sets out how and why we obtain, use and protect the personal information of donors.


HOPE worldwide’s mission

Our mission is to transform the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable people by delivering high quality programmes that inspire and involve others in compassionate service.

Our supporters help us to achieve this in a variety of ways, primarily by:

  • Fundraising and donating money.
  • Volunteering at our London programmes or at other charities that we refer them to, that are engaged in helping the homeless and disadvantaged.
  • Volunteering overseas with HOPE worldwide

We take active steps to make sure that our supporters are aware of the ways in which they can help us achieve our overall purpose.


  1. Why we hold and process supporters’ personal data

We hold and process supporters’ personal data for a number of reasons:

  • To keep a record of donations made and actions taken by our supporters and our communications with them.
  • To claim gift aid on donations.
  • To send our supporters information about our programmes and other HOPE worldwide programmes around the world, including promotional information, newsletters, fundraising activities and appeals where we have their consent or deemed consent, or reason to believe that there is a legitimate interest.
  • To fulfil contractual obligations entered into with supporters e.g. on line purchases.
  • To record campaigning actions by supporters.
  • To ensure we do not send unwanted information to supporters or members of the public who have informed us they do not want to be contacted.


  1. When and why we will send you promotional communications

HOPE worldwide will only contact you for promotional purposes – for example keep you up to date on our work, or let you know of ways in which you can support that work- where we have your consent, deemed consent or we are otherwise allowed to do so. Below is a non-exhaustive list of reasons why we might currently hold your data and believe that we have a legal basis for sending you promotional material:

  • Where you have committed to give us a regular donation we will treat consent as enduring until you cancel your donation, at which point your consent will expire after a reasonable period of time from the last donation. This is to enable us to keep you up to date with the impact of your gifts, and to ask whether alternative means of support would be of interest.
  • Where you have contacted us because you are interested in volunteering or helping in some other way we will assume that we can retain your personal data and send you newsletters as a result of legitimate interest. You may choose to opt out of these newsletters at any time.
  • Where you are a current member of the International Churches of Christ we will assume that you have a legitimate interest in the work of Hope worldwide and send you emails if we hold your email address. This is because the ICOC actively supports the work of Hope worldwide and encourages members to participate in Days of Service with Hope
  • Where you have donated to the Charity in the recent past and have been happy to receive emails from us in the last two years without opting out.
  • Where you have acted as a canvasser for Hope worldwide by raising money through a sponsored event we will assume that you have a legitimate interest in sending you emails about our work.
  • Where you have notified us that you will be leaving a legacy to HOPE worldwide. This is a lifetime commitment and although we will provide you with regular opportunities to shape, control and review your communications from HOPE worldwide we will treat your consent as ongoing.

In all these circumstances you may unsubscribe from emails at any time. We will not send you promotional material if you tell us that you do not wish to receive it.

We will make it easy for you to tell us if you would like to receive marketing communications from us and hear more about our work. At the moment we only send marketing information by email, but we will keep you informed if we widen our channels to post or SMS/text messages.

We will only keep your promotional consent for a reasonable period of time having regard to the circumstances by which we gained your consent.


  1. How and when we collect information about you

HOPE worldwide may collect your personal data in the following circumstances:

  1. When you give it to us DIRECTLY

You may give us your personal data directly when you make a donation, sign up for one of our events, give your details to an authorised HOPE worldwide Representative, or purchase promotional material like tee-shirts or when you communicate directly with us.

  1. When you give it to us INDIRECTLY

You may give us your information indirectly when you use a fundraising site like Just Giving, Charity Checkout or Everyday Hero. These independent third parties will pass your data to HOPE worldwide where you have indicated that they can do so.

  1. When you access HOPE worldwide’s Social Media

We might also obtain your personal data through your use of social media such as Face book, or Twitter, depending on your settings or the privacy policies of these social media and messaging services. To change your setting on these services please refer to their privacy notices, which will tell you how to do this.

  1. When the information is publicly available

We might also obtain personal data about individuals who may be interested in giving major gifts to charities or organisations like HOPE worldwide.

  1. When we use cookies. Please see the policy for the use of cookies that is posted on our website.


  1. What information might HOPE worldwide collect about you?

We only collect personal data relevant to the type of transactions you have with HOPE worldwide.  We do not collect sensitive personal data.


  1. How will Hope worldwide use your personal data?

We will use your personal information for administration reasons, including:

  1. Service administration. For example we may contact you about your tax status for gift aid collections
  2. To thank you for your donation and give details of how the donation will be used
  3. To respond to correspondence that you have entered into with us by email, social media or other forms of communication.
  4. To keep your data up to date and implement any instructions that you give us about how you want us to communicate with you.
  5. For promotional and fundraising reasons.


  1. Will Hope worldwide share your personal information with anyone else?

We will only use your information within Hope worldwide for the purposes for which it was obtained. Hope worldwide will not under any circumstances share your personal data with a third party for their own marketing purposes.



  1. How long will Hope worldwide keep your personal information?

We will hold your personal information for as long as necessary for the relevant activity.

For example, in order to comply with HMRC rules, we will keep a record of donations subject to gift aid for seven years.

If you request us not to contact you we will keep a record of your contact details in order to ensure that we comply with your request not to be contacted.

If you have provided your details because you are interested in leaving us a legacy then we may keep your information indefinitely to carry out legacy administration.


  1. How to control what we send you or request we update your personal information?

The accuracy of your information is really important to us. We want to ensure that we communicate with you in ways that you are happy with.

If you wish to change how we communicate with you or update the information we hold, then please contact our Data Protection Officer at

Under the Data Protection Act you have the right to request a copy of the personal information that we hold about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected (in line with standard guidelines we may charge £10 for information requests.)


  1. How Hope worldwide keeps your data safe

We ensure that there are appropriate technical controls in place to protect your personal details.

We undertake regular reviews of who has access to information that we hold to ensure that your information is only accessible by appropriately trained staff, volunteers and contractors.


  1. How to raise privacy concerns

If you would like more information please contact our Data Protection Officer at

If you would like to make a complaint about how we have used your data please contact our Data Protection Officer at You also have a right to make a complaint directly to the UK’s data protection authority at


  1. Changes to our Privacy Policy

From time to time we may update our privacy policy so you may wish to check this before submitting further personal information.

Dated: 10th May 2018

Hope Jam Saturday 26th May 2018

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Thank you to those who donated to the Grenfell Tower Disaster Fund

Here is an update on the money that was raised for the Grenfell Tower Disaster. We wanted to ensure that the money reached the most needy residents, as soon as possible. We identified a local charity who were working with the residents called Rugby Portobello Trust and at their suggestion used your donations to buy 45 vouchers worth £100 each for the Westfield Shopping Centre. The trust will identify the most needy families from the disaster and pass on our vouchers. Below is a photograph of Bruce Miller, Director of ODAAT, with one of the residents who lost his wife in the fire, along with Eri Gebrai from the Trust. Thank you to everyone who contributed.