HOPE Soc is a volunteering based society where students raise awareness for the international children’s charity Hope For Children, working together to aid the serious ongoing issues within child poverty and the challenges faced by street children across the globe. Get involved and make a difference!
About Hope for Children:
At HOPE we believe "every child deserves a childhood."
The amazing efforts of those raising money for Hope for Children means that we have been able to make a difference in 8 countries - Ghana, India, The Phillippines, Kenya, Uganda, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and the UK - working with local people to create sustainable solutions.
Some of our committee were lucky enough to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of HOPE for Children last year and got to see some of the work that the charity do first hand; they visited one of the projects just outside Moshi in Tanzania.
Out in Tanzania, HOPE for Children work with a local organisation called Amani that work with street children, and in Moshi they run a drop-in centre and a residential programme where they motivate the children to leave the streets behind and start childhood afresh. This programme offers safe shelter, counselling and the opportunity for the children to restart their education. Also after sustained liaison, they can reunite them with their extended families. What struck the people who went out to Moshi the most was just how happy the kids were to be in a safe environment, learning in a classroom and that's what HOPE for Children is all about, allowing the children enjoy their childhoods.
For more information about the charity and all of the amazing work they do, check out their website: http://hope-for-children.org/
About HOPE Soc:
We are the only student-run society in the whole of the UK raising money for Hope for Children, we are one of a kind!
At the core of our values is innovation. We aim to think outside the box in creating exciting initiatives which will encourage all kinds of students to get involved in raising awareness and fundraising for children living in poverty.
We will be hosting seasonal themed bake sales, movie nights, card sales as well as planning exciting socials like drinks evenings and ice skating.
We have monthly meetings dedicated to planning and executing our fundraising plans for the year ahead.
Also new for this year is our IMS Netball team on University Park on Wednesdays, if you're interested speak to our Social and Events Coordinators Lucy and Sophie for more info. Netball is a great way to make friends, have a laugh and enjoy exercise all at the same time!
Our first meeting is on Wednesday the 31st January in A45 in Sir Clive Granger from 4 till 5 pm. We will be brainstorming fundraising events for the term, as well as celebrating our success so far. Till now HopeSoc have raised £1750 for Hope for Children this year!! We are planning to exceed this on our Nottingham Street Collection on Saturday 24th February. Please come along to find out more.
The next meeting after that is on the 21st January 4-5pm A45 Clive Granger.
As always, we'll be having regular socials and fun events throughout the year so be sure to follow our social media pages to keep up to date on all things HOPE.
We have a stall at the refresher's fair on University Park Campus. We'll be there on Tuesday 30th January from 10am to 4pm in the Hub in the Portland Building, so please come find us and say hello.
Membership for this year is only £3 so sign up now and come on one of our regular socials to meet everyone else who shares a passion for allowing children to reach their full potential!!!
Find us on social media:
Like and share our Facebook society page: https://www.facebook.com/hopesoc/
Join our Facebook member's group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/399714136884626/
Follow us on Twitter: @HopeSoc
Follow us on Instagram: @hopesocnotts
HOPE to hear from you soon!!!