Hope Soc is a charity based society where students raise awareness for HOPE for Children and can meet other like-minded individuals who want to make a difference!
About HOPE for Children:
In the last year, HOPE for Children helped 37,000 children across 7 countries and student fundraising accounted for about a quarter of the charity's total money raised. HOPE for Children isn't a large charity, but they do amazing work where it's really needed and student fundraising is a very important part of that. At HOPE we believe "every child deserves a childhood" and some of the committee this year were lucky enough to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of HOPE for Children 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.
HOPE for Children work with a local organisation called Amani out there 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:
At the core of our values is innovation. We aim to think outside the box in creating exciting initiatives, these will encourage all kinds of students to get involved in raising awareness and fundraising for children living in poverty. We host engaging workshops with influential guest speakers throughout the year, helping to improve your employability, and we have fortnightly meetings dedicated to planning and executing our fundraising plans for the year ahead. New for this year, we're entering a 7-a-side football team into the Sunday IMS league at Jubilee, if you're interested join the group on Facebook for more details.
Our first meeting with FREE PIZZA is on Wednesday the 5th of October in A42 in Sir Clive Granger from 4 til 5 pm. We have the head of student fundraising from HOPE for Children coming to talk to us and we'll be outlining the society's plans for the year ahead so don't miss out it's always a big event!!! Join the event on Facebook for more info!!!
As always, we'll be having regular socials and fun events starting off with out first big social; a bar crawl ending up in Ocean on Friday the 7th of October starting at 7pm in Mooch. Make sure you come to our first meeting on the 5th October as sign-ups for the bar crawl will take place then!!!!! Join the event on Facebook for more info!!
We have a stall at fresher's fair on University Park Campus, we'll be there Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th September from 10am to 4pm at stall 20 in the Portland Patio tent 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
Join our group for IMS football: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1186329104758698/
HOPE to hear from you soon!!!