To our supporters in the USA and beyond

In the past it has been extremely difficult for people in the USA to donate in US Dollars, mostly because of currency restrictions. Our new relationship with the Miracle Foundation, following their very thorough inspection and report, means that not only will HOPE benefit from their training resources, but that we now have a gateway for people in the USA to donate. The hope is that now we can contact anyone in the USA who could be potential donors/supporters, so if you live there, or know anyone there, try and get them on board and provide them with the link so that they can donate. The same would apply for other countries where US Dollars are the preferred currency.

Here's the link for you to use and pass on to friends and family:

https://give.miraclefoundation.org/fundraiser/981665

Successful events in 2017

The Caistor Tea Dance on the 12th March raised a total of £575, including sales of tickets for the next Tea Dance on 12th November 2017. Well done to Alan and Margaret for organising the event which was enjoyed by all who attended.

The latest Caistor Tea Dance took place on Sunday 12th November. An impressive £665 was raised for HOPE. Thanks again to Alan and Margaret for organising it.

The Gin-tasting night on 7th April was very well attended and everybody had a great time. Over £1700 was raised for HOPE.

 

Italian Meal at Il Mulino Hebden Bridge.

Wednesday, 17th May 2017. A great meal in a lovely restaurant, enjoyed by over 80 supporters. Just over £1000 was raised for Hope. Thanks to John Boggis for organising it and to the staff of Il Mulino for their generosity.

 

 

Hope Recipe Book

 

Have you ever wondered how to make egg roast, payasam or even potatoes with mustard seed? Our new recipe book of simple Indian cuisine will tell you how. There are 22 pages of recipes, both savoury and sweet and also instructions on how to make delicious, refreshing drinks. The spiral bound book will stand on any surface and all of the pages can be wiped clean.

All proceeds from sales will go to support Hope Community Village. The books cost £5 each and are available from Alan Dennis, Margaret Dennis and Danielle Miller. Postage and packing costs are: 1st class £2. Cheques should be payable to Hope Community Village. Please send orders to Alan Dennis, 36 Nettleton Road, Caistor, Market Rasen, Lincs, LN7 6NJ

 

Steve & Liv's Garden Party. Sunday 2nd July. Thanks to all who came and helped us raise over £1600!

 

 

The meal at the Tharavadu Restaurant on 25th June. 

A great event yet again at Tharavadu with 70 very satisfied people attending and eating a fantastic meal.

Due the generosity of Sibi and his fellow directors and the supporters there we raised £2235.

 

Indian meal at Miller's Restaurant, Grimsby.

Sunday, 30th July 2017, Miller's Indian Restaurant, Waltham Windmill, Grimsby.

A lovely occasion where supporters enjoyed a fine meal in aid of Hope. Our thanks to Alan and Margaret for organising it and to the proprietor and staff of the restaurant. The event raised £635.

Indian Buffet at The Cinnamon Lounge, Wed. 29th November

A lovely meal and quiz, enjoyed by all. Thanks to the staff of The Cinnamon Lounge and to Maxine and all those who helped to organise it. A remarkable £1222 was raised for HOPE.

The Curry Night on Wednesday 22nd November at Indi's Restaurant in Bournemouth raised £947 for HOPE. Thanks to Jenny Long for organising it.

Jenny has established a 'Friends of Hope' group in the Poole and Bournemouth area. This year they have previously organised a Spring Fashion Show, which raised a fantastic £3240. 

 

 

Village News

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Mothers’ Retirement Home - Now Finished. Excellent progress was made on this project - clearing of the site and digging foundations commenced in early February and the builders set off at a cracking pace. The building was finished and handed over with an opening ceremony in August. It incorporates 2 bedrooms, each with its own shower and toilet, a living room, and a staircase at the rear to allow access to a sitting out area on the roof.

Mothers have been excitedly following the progress and, in preparation for our first retirement, a new replacement mother is already undergoing training.

Our grateful thanks to all the kind donors who have helped to make this dream a reality. We have very nearly reached our fundraising target of £18,000!

 

 

Another wedding:                                                                          Divya, who was married in April last year, gave birth

The marriage of Neena and Jaison took place as planned              birth to a beautiful baby boy on 21st March. Both

at the end of January in Kochi. Several UK trustees were              are doing well. Congratulations from all at HOPE

able to attend and we wish them well in their new life

together.

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Tharavadu Restaurant, Leeds

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The Tharavadu Restaurant in Leeds is a staunch supporter of HOPE and has provided us with the opportunity to run fundraising events (while enjoying their excellent service and Keralan cuisine) as well as sponsoring some of our children. If you have not yet had the opportunity to pay them a visit, we recommend them highly.

We had a very successful HOPE Curry Meal on 25th June 2017. Lovely food and a great atmosphere. More than £2,300 was raised for HOPE. Our grateful thanks to all at Tharavadu for their generous efforts.

A novel way of supporting HOPE

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Author and Hope supporter Patrick Moon has generously offered to give us £3.00 for every copy of his latest book sold to fellow Hope supporters.  

The book – titled ‘What else is there for a boy like me?’ – is set in India’s Rajasthan and tells the story of Patrick’s efforts to help a talented young Indian boy from a primitive desert village get a better start in life. It shows how difficult it is – even with the best of intentions – to confront the weight of Indian society, by picking an individual out of India’s crowd.

 

One reviewer wrote: “funny, moving, gripping, and heart-rending - and much more besides. Its overwhelming strength is the ring of honesty it carries. This is unembellished truth, no soft edges, but deeply engaging.'

 

To order Patrick’s book for £9.99 (postage free) and secure the £3.00 donation to Hope, just visit his website www.patrickmoon.co.uk and enter the word Hope in the promotional code box.

 

The offer applies equally to Patrick’s other books about wine and food in southern France, but it was ‘What else is there…?’ which we thought might strike a particular chord with our supporters.

Successful fundraising events in 2016

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The Quiz Night on 27th January 2016 raised over £400. Well done to the organisers and thanks to all who came. The Quiz Night on 12th July 2016 raised £445. Well done to the organisers and thanks to all who came.

Jenny Long held a Fashion Show in April, at Poole in Dorset, and raised an incredible £2631. She also held a very successful Summer Concert. Well done Jenny and all the friends of Hope in Poole.

The Caistor Tea Dance returned in March 2016 and once again featured Major Swing and Kitty and raised over £500. Thanks to all who attended  and to Alan & Margaret for organising it.

Tharavadu Keralan Restaurant, Leeds hosted a Hope fundraiser on 8th May. Many thanks to the owners and staff of Tharavadu for a most successful event which raised an amazing £3000! Wonderful atmosphere, excellent food, great service. Thank you!

Thanks to Graham and Eva in Somerset who held a Garden Sale on Friday 10th June, raising £850.

Brian and Carol Cross held an Open Garden at their house in Stockport and raised £400.

The Open Garden and Afternoon Tea at Steve & Liv Redmond's house on Sunday 3rd July raised £1555. Thanks to all who came and gave so generously.

Pat Clasby's Golf Day at Haste Hill Golf Club on 9th July raised £350. Well done Pat for organising it.

The Indian Meal on 31st July, at Miller's Indian Restaurant near Grimsby, was enjoyed by all who came and raised well over £1000. Thanks to the Lincolnshire Friends of Hope for organising the event.

The Meal at Il Mulino, Hebden Bridge on Sunday 18th September raised over £700. Thanks to John Boggis for organising such an enjoyable evening and to the restaurant and its staff for their generosity.

All these events are contributing to the £24,000 we need to raise annually, in addition to sponsorship, to cover costs. Thanks to every single person who has helped.