Christmas Gifts of HOPE Appeal

Actress Dame Judi Dench, Patron of The Hope Foundation, TV Presenter Sinead Kennedy and a host of Irish celebrities band together to support the Christmas Gifts of HOPE Appeal in aid of The Hope Foundation. Dame Judi, Sinead, Pat Shortt, Martin King, Deric O’Hartigan, Senator David Norris, Declan O’Rourke, Amanda Brunker and Paddy Andrews to…

Joy of Giving

The Hope Foundation are delighted to launch our ‘Joy of Giving’ campaign.

This Christmas you can purchase a gift of HOPE from as little as €5 from our HOPE Shop. Please take a few minutes to read this year’s Christmas message from our founder Maureen Forrest by clicking the image opposite.

Thank you for all the support during the year.

Night of Adventure

Wild Frontiers and The Hope Foundation present A Night of Adventure! Hear amazing tales of adventure as diverse as trekking in Afghanistan, an unaided expedition across Antarctica, motor-biking around Africa and riding a horse 3,000 miles along the Old Silk Road. Speaking at the event will be Richard Dunwoody (former champion jockey and polar adventurer),…

Santa Splash

The Hope Foundation is looking forward to their annual Santa Splash for HOPE this Christmas in Cork! Whether you want to wrap up warm with a wetsuit or brave the cold in the bare essentials, HOPE is encouraging all their supporters to come out on Sunday 4th December and splash into the cold Atlantic Ocean.…

Marissa Carter Masterclass

A wonderful night was had by everyone at the fantastic event with Marissa Carter last week at Hazelwood College.

Over 250 women were in attendance where they were treated to nibbles, goodies and a magnificent gift bag topped off by a mini masterclass from founder of Cocoa Brown Marissa. An incredible €12,600 was raised on the night and we are so grateful to the students and teachers of Hazelwood College in Dromcollogher for putting together such a successful event.

Huge thanks to Marissa and her team along with the superb local and national sponsors of gift bag goodies and prizes on the night.

Universal Children’s Day

On this day in 1959, the UN Assemble adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, and on the same day in 1989, the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Convention, which is the most widely ratified international human rights treaty, sets out a number of children’s rights including the right to…

Hireco & Granning Group Charity Golf Classic a Huge Success!

The Hope Foundation and the Hireco & Granning group Charity Golf Classic took place on Thursday October 13th at Castleknock Golf Club.

The event which was launched by Padraig Harrington saw over 20 teams take part on the day with some great golfing prizes up for grabs for ladies and gents. Tickets to the evening dinner event with special guests Brian Ormond and Sil Fox sold out and over €35,000 was raised for the organisation.

Marissa’s Mini Masterclass

TV3 Xposé Beauty Expert and Cocoa Brown creator, Marissa Carter is hosting a Mini Masterclass in Hazelwood College, Co. Limerick to raise much needed funds for The Hope Foundation. 100% of the ticket price will be donated. Join Marissa for a glamorous evening in aid of a good cause on Wednesday the 16th November from…

Wine and Cheese Reception

From 5th – 13th November, students from the Cork Life Centre will travel to Kolkata, India with the Hope Foundation. They will learn about the work which the Foundation does to help marginalised and vulnerable young people in Kolkata, and will become involved in that work themselves.

This will be the third year that young people from the Centre will undertake this kind of journey. The impact this work has had on our young people has been incredible. We would be very grateful for your support.