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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. All dates are provisional and subject to confirmation.

Sept 2015  Share your Skills with HOPE
Sept 2015  Annual Cork Lunch
Oct 2015  Annual London Lunch
Oct 2015  Day of HOPE
24 Oct – 1  Nov 2015  HOPE U Can Paint
25 Oct – 9 Nov 2015  HOPE Himalayan Walk
25 Oct – 4 Nov 2015  Yoga for HOPE

2 February 2015  Street Photography Workshop | Kolkata
 All year round  HOPE Volunteer Placement Programme


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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


Run-A-Muck Challenge


Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon


Ballybunion Half Marathon


VHI Women’s Mini Marathon


Spar Great Ireland Run 10K, Junior & Mini


Cork City Marathon


ConneMarathon 2015


Waterford Viking Marathon


Ballybunion Half Marathon


Women’s Adventure Race


Virgin London Marathon


GaelForce West


West of Ireland Women’s Mini  Marathon


Dublin City Marathon


Great Limerick Run




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

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Food Demo at Ardkeen Quality Food Store in Waterford – 28th February

Spice up your Saturday with Green Saffron’s Oilve Kapil


Tantalise your taste buds at a Green Saffron Food Demonstration at The Ardkeen Quality Food Store in Waterford, on Saturday 28 February 2015, in aid of The Hope Foundation (HOPE).


The Ardkeen Quality Foodstore is hosting Olive Kapil of Green Saffron for a food demonstration and it promises to be a gastronomic journey of taste. Green Saffron, founded by Arun Kapil, is a multi-award-winning family business based in Cork and purveyors of the finest spices, rice, sauces and spice blends.


Colin Jephson, Managing Director of Ardkeen, Quality Food Store states, ‘We are delighted to welcome Olive Kapil to our store for what will be a very fun and informative food demonstration. Ardkeen is also pleased to announce that during the ten day promotion we will donate an extra €1 to HOPE for every sachet of Green Saffron’s Kolkata Chaap purchased in store. Students from the local Newtown School will be travelling with HOPE to Kolkata next month and we are thrilled to be able to raise awareness for this worthwhile charity’.


The event will begin at 11.30am and finish at 4.30pm. For more information please contact Ardkeen Quality Foodstore at 051 874620.


Ardkeen Quality Food Store is an independent food retailer. The family run business, established in 1967, specialises in sourcing the best fresh produce and local foods from artisan food producers that they know and trust.


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StyleSavvy Fashion Night in aid of HOPE – 26th Feb



Calling all budding fashionistas!

Are you tired of wearing the same clothes and playing it safe with your style? Look no further as Hope has the answer for you!


Join us for a night full of fashion and fun on the 26th on February, 7pm. Stylist and Fashion Guru, Laura Jordan from ‘Style’ will be giving us her tips on how to sass up your style and accessorise like a pro! The event takes place in D|two Nightclub, 60 Harcourt St, Dublin with proceeds going towards The Hope Foundation projects in Kolkata. Join us from 7pm and update your style on a shoestring budget- it’s a night not to be missed

Tickets only €15 and available from our Dublin office or through our HOPE shop.

We hope to see you all there!

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Join HOPE for this year’s Women’s Mini Marathon




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International Women’s Day Luncheon – 6th March

Former Bond girl Fiona Fullerton to visit Limerick as JJ O’Toole Ltd  host  a unique ‘International Women’s Day Luncheon’ in aid of  The Hope Foundation on Friday 6th March 2015 at The Dunraven Arms Hotel, Adare 


Tickets for this amazing event are priced at €75.00 and can be purchased through HOPE’s online shop HERE


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Supper Club at The Granary Foodstore, Midleton – 6th March

Spice up your Supper with Green Saffron’s Arun Kapil


Tantalise your taste buds at a Fresh Spice Supper Club at The Granary Foodstore, Midleton on Friday 6 March 2015, in aid of The Hope Foundation (HOPE).


The Granary Foodstore is hosting Arun Kapil of Green Saffron for the evening and it promises to be a gastronomic journey of taste. Starting with Jerusalem artichoke soup and moving on to Persian Lamb Tagine, by way of Hake Cerviche, the meal will be finished in spectacular style with Mango Kulfi Knickerbocker.


Jack O’Sullivan, owner of The Granary Foodstore states, ‘We are thrilled to welcome Arun Kapil of Green Saffron and to help The Hope Foundation, a local charity, who do such great work with the street and slum children in Kolkata’.


The four course menu for the evening is €45 and bookings can be made directly with The Granary Foodstore at 021 4613366. Guests are encouraged to bring their own wine.


Green Saffron, founded by Arun Kapil, is a multi-award-winning family business based in Cork. Arun shares his passion about fresh, healthy food with Jack O’Sullivan of the Granary Food Store in Midleton. The Granary Food Store has been based at 6 The Square, Coach House Lane in Midleton since 2005 and is home to hearty, wholesome and delicious food.

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