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

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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WeightWatchers Strictly Come Dancing – 13th September

All roads lead to Croke Park this Saturday for another energetic All Ireland Final.

This time it will be dancers not GAA players in the grounds for Weight Watchers Ireland Strcitly Come Dancing All Ireland Final in aid of The Hope Foundation.

The event promises to be a fantastic and fun night in an amazing venue and MC on the night will be the fabulous and entertaining Mickey Joe Harte

All proceeds from the event will go to our HOPE Hospital in Kolkata which helps the poor and vulnerable who would otherwise be unable to obtain medical care.

Come along for a great night of fun and dancing and support a great cause as well. For some of the few remaining tickets go to



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Cork Annual Lunch – 19th September

15 Years of HOPE – The Hope Foundation’s Annual Lunch 2014

The Lunch, sponsored by laya healthcare, is taking place on Friday, 19 September in the luxurious surroundings of Maryborough Hotel and Spa, HOPE is delighted to welcome Catriona Hanly, an exciting Irish fashion designer, who will showcase her latest collection. The lunch promises to be an afternoon of fashion, fun, laughter and above all, HOPE.

There will also be prizes for Best Dressed Lady and Gentleman. Experts from the worlds of beauty and wellbeing will be on hand to give advice on fitness, style and current trends to prepare guests for the upcoming Autumn/Winter season. We are thrilled that Sandra Murphy, columnist, restaurateur and panellist on TV3 Midday, will be our MC for the fashion show.

The lunch is one of HOPE’s main fundraising events as it raises much needed funds for their ongoing work with the street and slum children in Kolkata, India.

To book for the 2014 Cork Lunch:



Call: 021 4292 990


Sandra Murphy, columnist and restaurateur, Anna Geary, Cork Rose 2014 and Therese Condon, laya healthcare, launched the HOPE Annual Cork Lunch celebrating 15 Years of HOPE.

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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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Day of Hope – You Can Make A Difference

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Day of HOPE Fri. 17 Oct. 2014

You can make a difference!
Help us to sell HOPE Butlers Chocolate Bars and you could save a child’s life.

Its back- The Hope Foundations National Day of HOPE is just around the corner and we want you to get involved!

Last year, with your help we raised a whopping €30,000 for HOPE projects in Kolkata through the sale of our HOPE Butlers chocolate bars and this year we hope to raise even more!

This year our National Day of HOPE will take place on Friday October 17th and we need YOUR help to make this campaign even bigger and better than before!

There are lots of ways to get involved this year. You could join us in Dublin City Centre, Limerick, Cork and Galway on Friday October 17th as a HOPE Chocolate Fundraiser and help us to sell our bars in one of our numerous locations. Maybe your company, school or college might like to get involved and hold a ‘HOPE day’ in your office or canteen? Perhaps you would like to take part in your hometown and organise your own HOPE day by selling our HOPE bars with a group of your friends or colleagues?

However you would like to get involved this year we would love to hear from you. You can sign up to take part as a Chocolate Fundraiser or order your bars for your company/school/college!

Please Contact:

Dublin Office - Jayann at 01-8716930 or email

Cork Office – Padraig at 021 4292990 or email

Limerick – Charlotte at

Watch the video below to hear why HOPE Ambassador Christopher Biggins is joining us this year!

Join the campaign today! Each bar of chocolate sold could immunise a child against a life threatening disease.

Imagine: by simply selling (or buying!) a bar of HOPE Butlers Chocolate, you will make a difference to a child’s life!


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