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
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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Because You’re Worth It – 22nd August

This Autumn you can be part of an exclusive evening at Castle Oliver who are opening their doors to the public for one very special evening in aid of The Hope Foundation

Castle Oliver, Co Limerick, is the setting for an elegant fashion, health & beauty event on Friday 22nd August, from 7pm with celebrity stylist Maureen O Halloran as seen on TV3 Xpose, Ireland Am and RSVP Magazine as MC.

‘Because you’re worth it’ is part of a series of fundraising events marking the 15th anniversary of The Hope Foundation as one of the Ireland’s leading international charities dedicated to working with the street and slum children in Kolkata, India.

The occasion promises to be a glamorous event and the exclusive tone is set with a champagne & canapé reception, sponsored by LED Saver Ltd, before guests amble through the castle exploring its beautiful surrounds.

Along with an exclusive auction of pieces kindly donated by Irish designers, including Catriona Hanly, Clare Garvey, Marion Murphy Cooney and milliner Caithriona King , guests can also purchase from the ‘My wardrobe into yours’ selection. To compliment the fashion ranges available on the night, a number of health and beauty experts will also be on hand to offer advice and share their expertise.

The evening will finish with a moving performance from Darragh McGann, of Britain’s Got Talent fame, as guests come together in the spectacular ballroom.
Maureen Forrest, Hon. Dir. The Hope Foundation, is extremely grateful to Declan and Emma Cormack, LED Saver Ltd, the owners of Castle Oliver for allowing us to share their stunning private residence. The beneficiaries of this wonderful event will be the street and slum children of Kolkata.

“An opportunity to spend an evening at such a beautiful venue as Castle Oliver rarely presents itself and I am looking forward to welcoming you all to this special event”

Tickets for the event are €25 and can be purchased from www.hopefoundation.ie/shop or by emailing charlotte@hopefoundation.ie  For ticket or other information phone 087 3666937

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A Week for Hope at Clonalis House, Castlerea

Monday 4th August until Saturday 9th August at Clonalis House


Guided Tours of the House and Grounds open for a donation of €5.00 (usual price €7.00) Afternoon Tea and Cake: €3.00. All proceeds going to the Hope Foundation.


Opening times: 11am to 4.30 pm (tours begin every half hour)


The Hope Foundation works to alleviate the suffering of destitute, abandoned and starving Street Children of Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) India.


Clonalis House is the Ancestral Home of the O’Conors of Connacht (formerly Kings of Connacht) and contains a wealth of family heirlooms, artifacts manuscripts dating from the 16th century in one of Ireland most Historic Houses.


Further Contact details 094 9620014   Web: www clonalis.com / Email clonalis@iol.ie

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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

Email: madeleine@hopefoundation.ie

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The Light Within – 14th September

Join us on Sunday 14th Sept at Cork Airport International Hotel, for an inspiring day with these renowned International Speakers and experience the benefits of meditation and healing treatments in aid of HOPE for the street & slum children in Kolkata.


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Mad Hatters Tea Party – 31st August

Don’t be late to the Mad Hatters Tea Party ……

Get your tickets to sip tea and enjoy cake at the Mad Hatter Table in the Market Yard, Carrick-on-Shannon, on Sunday 31st August from 2 pm. Please do join us for a special extravaganza Tea Party parade to wind through the streets which will kick start the fun & games, so don’t be late for a very important date!

All proceeds in aid of The Hope Foundation. 


Queen of Hearts: 085 861 2226

Alice: 086 152 6833

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