HOPE Events 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
19th Sep  Cork Lunch
17th 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
All year round  HOPE Volunteer Placement Programme
 
   

 

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Events in Aid of HOPE

With thanks to many supporters numerous events take place throughout the year in aid of 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 of Street Child 
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 in aid of HOPE

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 or create your own event check out the links below or contact a member of staff on 021 – 4292990 for more information.

15/02/2014

Anne Valley 5 Mile Challenge 2014

04/05/2014

Bay Run Half Marathon

06/04/2014

Spar Great Ireland Run 10K,  Junior & Mini

05/05/2014

Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon

06/04/2014

Paris Marathon 2014

02/06/2014

Flora Women’s Mini Marathon

06/04/2014

Connemarathon 2014

02/06/2014

Cork City Marathon

13/04/2014

Virgin London Marathon

28/06/2014

Waterford Viking Marathon

19/04/2014

Ballybunion Half Marathon

06/09/2014

Dingle Marathon

27/04/2014

Kildare Marathon 2014

27/10/2014

Airtricity Dublin Marathon

04/05/2014

West of Ireland Women’s Mini  Marathon

 

 

04/05/2014

Great Limerick Run

 

 

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

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Sugar & Spice Competition – May 4th

Sugar & Spice and all things nice!

Join The Hope Foundation for cooking competition ‘Sugar & Spice’ with special guest judges & Eat4streetKids ambassador, Lilly Higgins!

Sugar & Spice sees a special panel of judges coming together to select the best of Cork’s culinary delights in this unique foodie fundraiser. The winners of the Sugar & Spice competition will receive an individual cooking lesson with the prestigious Sugar & Spice judges. Winners will also have their recipe published in chef and food blogger Lilly Higgins’ weekly column in The Sunday Business Post and one lucky winner will have their own signature dish on the menu of Ali Honours’ Bakestone Café, Fota Retail Park. All kinds of culinary delights are welcomed in this exciting cooking competition – just choose which category they fall into – Sugar or Spice.

The selection panel comprises Lilly Higgins (food blogger and author), Christine Girault (LaSpoon Patisserie), Gautham Iyer (proprietor and chef, Iyers Restaurant), Ali Honour (Bakestone café, Ballyseedy Garden Centre) and Joe McNamee (food writer, Irish Examiner).

The event takes place this May bank holiday weekend at Bakestone café, Ballyseedy Home & Garden centre at 2pm with music, family entertainment and of course lots of food.

The Sugar & Spice competition is part of The Hope Foundation’s new campaign – Eat4streetKids – which launches this May. The fundraising initiative aims to support the lives of the street and slum children of Kolkata (Calcutta). To highlight the campaign which has over 20 Cork restaurants participating, the charity along with their ambassador, writer, chef and food blogger Lilly Higgins have organised Sugar & Spice cooking competition as a way to kick start the month of fundraising.

Eat4streetKids ambassador and Sugar & Spice judge Lilly Higgins said: “I am delighted to be a part of this new campaign being launched by The Hope Foundation. Sugar & Spice will be a lovely day – I adore food and trying new recipies– and this is a brilliant way to raise money for a very worthy cause. The Hope Foundation do amazing work in Kolkata and I urge the people of Cork to come along May 4th and if you like to cook or bake then enter the Sugar & Spice competition.”

Organiser of the campaign Maggie Hogan said: “We are so pleased with the response we’ve gotten so far from the general public and restaurant owners. Cork people have always been so generous and known for loving their food so we feel this is the perfect way to link the two!”

To get involved or to enter the Sugar & Spice competition, contact Maggie Hogan at maggie@hopefoundation.ie or 021 4292990 or for more information please visit www.eat4streetkids.com

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International Day for Street Children – April 12th 2014

The International Day for Street Children is a platform for the millions of street children around the world – and their champions – to speak out so that their rights cannot be ignored. We want the UN to adopt the Day – when the UN adopts a Day it gives the issue greater global exposure and increases pressure on governments to act.

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Eat4Streetkids with Lilly Higgins – May 1st – 31st

Cork’s own Lily Higgins teams up with HOPE in new fundraising initiative for foodies

The Hope Foundation is currently cooking up its new campaign – Eat4streetKids, which launches this May www.eat4street.com

Eat4streetKids is a fundraising initiative in aid of The Hope Foundation, which aims to support the lives of the street and slum children of Kolkata (formerly Calcutta). Endorsed by chef and food blogger, Lilly Higgins, the campaign seeks to encourage both restaurants and the public to take part and make a difference.

Why get involved 

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Restaurants can support Eat4streetKids by choosing either of the following Eat4streetKids options:

1. ADD 50c to a selected dish or drink, or to the overall bill

2. ‘TWEET YOUR TREAT’: Customers will be asked to upload a photo of their dish onto Facebook and/or Twitter using the campaign hashtag #eat4street and tagging the restaurant/café. 50c will then be donated to The Hope Foundation from the restaurant/café for each upload.

Eat4streetKids ambassador Lily Higgins said: “I am delighted to be a part of this new campaign being launched by The Hope Foundation. I adore food and cooking – and this is a brilliant way to raise money for a very worthy cause. The Hope Foundation does amazing work in Kolkata and I urge the people of Cork and other Cork foodies and restaurateurs to get involved.”

The fundraiser is looking to involve restaurants and café owners and offers participating businesses two 50c ‘Get Involved’ options. Firstly, restaurants can opt in for 50c, adding it to a dish, drink or bill. Or alternatively, restaurants can ‘Tweet your Treat.’

Cork is widely renowned for its reputation in food, with top class restaurants around every corner and the infamous English Market in the centre of the city. What better way to celebrate this local culture than to support the local food economy and furthermore, to help the street and slum children in Kolkata.

Organiser of the campaign Maggie Hogan said: “The response we’ve gotten so far from the general public and restaurant owners has been fantastic. Cork people have always been so generous and we are all known for our huge love of food; so we feel this is the perfect way to link the two!”

For more information, please email Maggie: maggie@hopefoundation.ie and check out the website- www.eat4street.com

 

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Golf for HOPE: Charity Golf Classic – May 8th

The Hope Foundation will be holding their annual Charity Golf Classic on Friday May 9th in Douglas Golf Club.

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 Kicking off at 8.30am on May 8th, teams of three are invited to sign up for the popular event as soon as possible.

The cost is €300 per team and this includes a meal in the clubhouse where the prize-giving will take place.  Over 50 teams are expected to compete, with some great golfing prizes up for grabs for both ladies and gents, as well as special prizes for Nearest to the Pin and Longest Drive.

All funds raised from the Golf Classic will go to The Hope Foundation’s work with the street and slum children in Calcutta.

To register your team call Madeleine on (021) 4292990 or email madeleine@hopefoundation.ie.

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Dublin HOPE Lunch 2014 – May 23rd

HOPE Annual Lunch for Street Children

Our Annual Dublin Fundraising Luncheon will take place in The Four Seasons Hotel Dublin on May 23rd.

A drinks reception will begin at 2pm and lunch will be served at 3pm.

The luncheon is a wonderful event each year with great auction prizes, great fun and all for a great cause. We hope you can join us this year! Tickets are available via HOPE’s online shop or by contacting tara@hopefoundation.ie

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