We are very excited to bring you our first outdoor fundraising event this year, which will take place at the stunning Crosshaven House on Sunday 30th August. Crosshaven House have kindly allowed the exclusive use of their grounds to host a safe family day out, so please join us for a fun-filled Teddy Bear’s Picnic!…
Cyclone Amphan has hit the states of West Bengal and Odisha hard and the impact is exacerbated due to the existing pandemic in the country.
Last night a super cyclone devastated Kolkata and our hearts are broken.
We are desperately trying to get information and an update on what is happening. There are 14 million people without power and internet so information is slow.
The Hope Foundation have teamed up with RedFM’s renowned DJ Stevie G to celebrate the extraordinary Class of 2020. This unique Virtual Graduation Ball will take place on the 28th of May. We all know that the restrictions in place have severely impacted the young people of Ireland, especially the graduating sixth years. This is…
Since operations began around 6 weeks ago our Emergency Response Teams in Kolkata and surrounding rural areas have distributed food packs and daily provisions to over 12,000 families, which equates to approximately 60,000 individuals.
Due to all your generous donations more than 8,500 families have received supplies and managed to stay in quarantine to stop the spread of the virus. That is approximately 40,000 people who would otherwise have nothing to eat.
Geeta Venkadakrishnan, Director of HOPE Kolkata Foundation, our implementing partner in Kolkata, has sent us this heartbreaking and heartfelt observation from the frontline in Kolkata.
Our amazing team at HOPE Hospital continue their emergency response work on the ground in Kolkata. We urgently need to distribute food packs to families who now have no income due to the lockdown and we also need to provide them with basic protective supplies and equipment so that we can fight this terrible virus and slow the spread.
This week the city of Kolkata has been placed in lockdown for 21 days. Because of this, all our projects in the slums and working with street communities have been temporarily placed on hold because of the governments directive. The HOPE hospital and our protection homes are fully operating at present and will continue to do so.
Obviously there is a lot of information about the pandemic out there but we thought it would be useful to have our own dedicated tracker with a special focus on Ireland and India. The statistics are updated every 10 minutes and are from Johns Hopkins University.