Educational Sponsorship Programme Campaign

  We urgently need child sponsors for our programme in Kolkata. We have 49 children and 29 teenagers and young adults on the Educational Sponsorship list waiting for sponsors. Can you help us?  For as little as €5 euro a week you will change a life. The Hope Foundation’s Educational Sponsorship Programme was set up to…

Peaches Kemp in Kolkata

Domini and Peaches Kemp have become two of Ireland’s leading food entrepreneurs after opening the popular Itsa café on Abbey Street in 1999. The company has now expanded to include seven branches of Itsa stores and six Itsa cafés, an outdoor catering company and speciality coffee outlet, Joe’s.

Peaches took her entrepreneurial skills to Kolkata in 2018. In this piece Peaches talks about her volunteering experience and her renewed faith in kindness.

Huge Turnout for Calcutta Run

There was an amazing turnout in glorious sunshine for the 20th anniversary Calcutta Run last Saturday! HOPE is privileged to be partnered with such a great event, organised by the amazing people at the Law Society of Ireland. Thank you to RTE’s Nuala Carey and also to Alison Canavan for taking part and supporting the event this year.

Calcutta Run NYC

Well done to all who organised and took part in the inaugural NYC Calcutta Run last Sunday! The start/finish was at Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall Park in Lower Manhattan. They braved the threat of lightning storms and ran from City Hall Park to Brooklyn over Manhattan Bridge and back via Brooklyn Bridge (a little over 5k).