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, planning exciting socials and attending Hope For Children events such as the London Megaraid on the 1st December. On this day, volunteers from across the country come together in London to head to the streets and raise as much money for the charity as possible. It's a great day out in London where you get to sightsee as well as make a difference for those who need it most.
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 4th of October in A45 in Sir Clive Granger from 4 til 5 pm. Not only do we have Maz, a member of the Hope for Children team, coming to talk to us but we will also be outlining the society's plans for the year ahead and enjoying free pizza. So don't miss out, it's always a big event!!!
Our next meeting after that is on the 25th October 4-5pm in A45 Clive Granger.
As always, we'll be having regular socials and fun events throughout the year.
Our first social is a drinks evening in Pitcher and Piano on Tuesday 18th October. Then a week later we are having a bar crawl around town ending in Crisis on Wednesday 25th October!
Be sure to follow our social media pages to keep up to date on all things HOPE.
We have a stall at the fresher's fair on University Park Campus. We'll be there Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th September from 10am to 5pm in the David Ross Sports Village, 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!!!