Events Calendar 2014


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HOPE Organised Events

Would you like to experience magical India and help children in need? Take part in one of HOPE’s many worthwhile programmes in 2014 and have a life-changing experience that will also support HOPE’s projects in Kolkata. Currently, The following HOPE programmes/events seen below are lined up for 2014. All programmes either take place in Kolkata or include visits to HOPE’s projects in Kolkata as part of the itinerary. Click on the trips below for further info or call 021 – 4292990 for more information.

11-19 Sept  HOPE Performance with a  Difference
19 Sept  Annual Cork Lunch
3 Oct  Annual London Lunch
17 Oct  Day of HOPE
25 Oct – 2  Nov  HOPE U Can Paint
25 Oct – 9 Nov  HOPE Himalayan Walk
26 Oct – 5 Nov  Yoga for HOPE

3rd November 2014 and 2nd February 2015  Street Photography Workshop | Kolkata 2014
 All year round  HOPE Volunteer Placement Programme


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Other Events (also see Challenge Events below)

With thanks to many supporters, numerous events take place throughout the year that you can participate in to support HOPE. From Pub Quiz’s to Fashion Shows there are many events that we would love to have you take part in. If you would like to take part or create your own event check out the links below or contact a member of staff on 021 – 4292990 for more information.

19th Feb  Registration for Flora Dublin City Marathon 
2nd March Alexandra College 5km Run
8th March Network Limerick Annual International Womens Day
28th March HOPE Fashion Show 
12th April International Day for Street Children 
May 4th Great Limerick Run
May 8th HOPE Golf Classic 
May 2014 Eat4Streetkids Campaign with Lily Higgins
May 23rd Dublin HOPE Lunch 2014


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Challenge Events 

Up for a challenge that can help make a difference? Then why not get involved with one of the numerous challenge events that take place in Ireland throughout the year.If you would like to take part in aid of HOPE or create your own event check out the links below or contact a member of staff on 021 – 4292990 for more information.


Anne Valley 5 Mile Challenge 2014


Bay Run Half Marathon


Spar Great Ireland Run 10K,  Junior & Mini


Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon


Paris Marathon 2014


Flora Women’s Mini Marathon


Connemarathon 2014


Cork City Marathon


Virgin London Marathon


Waterford Viking Marathon


Ballybunion Half Marathon


Dingle Marathon


Kildare Marathon 2014


Airtricity Dublin Marathon


West of Ireland Women’s Mini  Marathon




Great Limerick Run




* More programmes and events will be announced above as they are confirmed.

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Fundraising Appeal


Rajini has a congenital deformity in her leg. Her left leg is smaller, in fact almost half the size of her right leg and she is also missing her left knee.Thankfully, the doctors in the Hope Hospital have discovered that Rajni’s left leg could be brought to a normal shape and size and that she could walk normally.

We need €3,200 to cover the costs of this very extensive surgery that will give Rajini the gift of walking on two feet. This money will go directly to our Hope Hospital in Kolkata in order to fund the surgery.

We only have 60 days before this campaign finishes, so we hope that you can support Rajini.



Please consider giving anything that you can and help this lovely girl to dance to her hearts content! All support is greatly appreciated and there are thank you’s for each amount of donations.


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Cork Annual Lunch – 19th September

The Annual Cork Lunch at Maryborough House Hotel & Spa welcomes new and longtime supporters of The Hope Foundation along on 19th of September. The afternoon promises to be a splendid occasion with many surprises amidst an Indian flare.

We guarantee that not only will you have a tremendous afternoon, you will be doing so whilst supporting the street children of Kolkata.

- Guest speakers T.B.C. 

To book for the 2014 Cork Lunch:



Call: 021 4292 990


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Charity Fashion Show – 11th September

The Silversprings Fashion Show, in aid of  HOPE, will take place in the Silversprings Convention Centre on Thursday, 11 September.

The show will feature fashion from Fran & Jane, Mego, Therapy, Dakota, Siena Boutique, Cat Walk, Vanilla, Fermoy and many more.

It is a great excuse for mums, daughters, sisters and friends to get together for an evening of fun and fashion all in support of a great cause.

The show will start at 7.30pm. Tickets cost €15 and all proceeds will go towards providing vital education and healthcare for the children on Kolkata.


To book your ticket for this event, please contact Tracey Dinneen at 087 2493032 and

For more information on other HOPE events, please see our Facebook page.

Fashion Show Poster 11 Sept 2014

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Coffee Morning & Craft Fair – 24th August

Come along to a fun day for a great cause at Kiltoghert Community Centre, near Carrick-on-Shannon, on Sunday 24th August. There will be a coffee morning with a bake sale and craft fair that will ensure a lovely, pleasant day for the whole family.


All proceeds go to the Hope Foundations projects.


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The Light Within – 14th September

The Light Within, a day of inspiring talks and well-being will take place on Sunday, 14 September in Cork Airport International Hotel.


The one day event is being organised by the Yoga for HOPE group in order to raise much needed funds to support HOPE’s many projects with the street and slum children in Kolkata. Yoga for HOPE founder, Mella Murphy will share her wisdom and experiences. Suzi von Mensenkampff, group leader of Yoga for HOPE and Chopra Certified Vedic Master will host the event which promises to inspire and uplift.


The special guest speaker is Sarah McLean, best-selling Hay House author of Soul-Centre: Transform your Life in 8 weeks with Meditation (Hay House 2012) and founder of the McLean Meditation Institute in Sedona, USA. Recommended by Deepak Chopra who says that Sarah’s work is ‘entertaining, informative and inspiring for even the most experienced meditator’, Sarah regularly runs meditation programs across the US. Sarah’s mission is to make meditation accessible to everyone by ‘supporting those who seek fulfilling lives, better health, inner peace and ways to manage stress.


The day promises to be an inspiring day of meditation with treatments available throughout the day to complement the meditation including Pranic Healing, Therapeutic Massage, Reiki, Bio Craneo Sacral Therapy and Integrated Energy Therapy (IET).


The day begins with registration at 10am and runs until 6.30pm. Tickets cost €50 and include lunch and complementary treatments provided by qualified therapists. All proceeds from the event will go directly to supporting the street and slum children in Kolkata.


To book your ticket for this event, please purchase on the online HOPE Shop or alternatively at the HOPE office, Skehard Pharmacy or Dervish Co-Op.


For more information on this event, please see our Facebook page, ‘Yoga for HOPE 2014’,


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