Each year Hope03 supports numerous projects with specific attention to the Philippines Project in Manilla. To date, HOPE03 has raised more than £130,000 to projects.
Hope03 have decided that all proceeds in 2018 from will go directly to the Philippines Projects.
HOPE 03 will be continuing to help with the Philippines projects again. These projects consist of the Education Programme and the Medical Centre Project. There are 285 ‘street’ children receiving an education from the Education Programme which will give the children the skills and knowledge that can help them fetch a better future. 14,000 people are now relying on the medical centre that has been operating for several years. Even though the centre was built a few years ago, medical supplies and equipment are still sorely needed so HOPE 03 will continue to support these needs. For more information on the Philippines projects please follow the links below:
Other Previous Projects
In previous years, Hope03 donated proceeds from events such as golf tournaments and Quiz Nights to the Welcome Organisation and Extern’s Ormeau Centre, both based in Belfast. Like all charities in these days of economic hardship, funds are not easy to obtain and we are pleased to have donated proceeds from the Golf Classic to both these organisations.
The Welcome Organisation is a Registered Charity that works to alleviate the distress caused by homelessness and rough sleeping. They do this by giving practical support, advice, information and access to a range of health and well being services to people living in the city. They aim to bring a little dignity and warmth to lives that do not have the ‘luxury’ of a home.
Extern’s Ormeau Centre is located in Belfast City Centre, provides temporary accommodation to people aged 18+ who are homeless. They work with people to address issues that have led to their homelessness ranging from affordability of accommodation through to therapeutic interventions for those with more complex needs. Residents are supported to access benefits, address health and wellbeing issues, access local community based services, identify training and employment opportunities and find permanent accommodation.
Michael Killen from the Welcome Organisation also added “At the Welcome Organisation we open our doors 14 hours every day of the year to support people make the journey out of homelessness. As we see more and more people turn to us in these hard times, without the goodwill and support of groups like HOPE03, it would be impossible for us to continue our work to alleviate the trauma of homelessness.”
Danny McQuillan, Director of Safer Communities and Homelessness at Extern stated “Extern believes that everyone can make a positive contribution to society and we are delighted that HOPE03 have chosen to support this vision and the work of Extern. We have been providing support to people affected by homelessness for over 30 years and with HOPE03’s support we will be able to enrich the lives and provide additional support to the most vulnerable in our society”.
In 2013, HOPE 03 raised money for the following projects:
– Families affected by the Children’s Cardiac Care changes at the RVH
A strategic review of service provision has recommended that children’s heart operations will no longer be conducted in centres that have less than 400 operations per year. For centres such as the RVH, with 120 operations per year, it will mean a transfer of capability to either an English centre e.g. Birmingham or London or a transfer to the Crumlin hospital in Dublin. It is expected that during March, the Minister for Health will make an announcement on the UK or Dublin option.
Families find themselves in situations when their child faces heart surgery. Aside from trauma of major surgery on their child, they will also face the cost of staying in a UK city for a period of up to six weeks. This places a heavy financial burden on many at a time of high stress.
While there is currently a parent support group (Heartbeat) providing some financial support, there is still an urgent funding requirement on an ongoing basis. HOPE03 are aiming to assist in this good cause. HOPE03 plan on providing a funding pool for those families facing financial hardship. There was a consensus within the committee to support this as our main charity for 2013. For more information relating to this project please follow the links below:
– Welcome Centre
HOPE03 have also helped the Welcome Centre again this year, in light of their current difficult situation. It was agreed to make an immediate donation of £500 and to ascertain other needs such as furniture or equipment. For more information on the Welcome Centre please follow the links below:
For the Chairman’s review of 2012, click here.
– Philippines: The Philippines projects included the Education Programme and the Medical Centre. A total of £3,200 was raised by HOPE 03.
– Welcome Organisation: More people than you would think suffer from homelessness in this country. The Welcome Organisation work very hard to help these people. A total of £4,300 was raised for the charity.
– St. Bakhita’s Youth Centre: This centre was opened to provide a safe environment for the youth of the Mazabuka district in Zambia, Central Africa. Financial assistance came from Italian and Irish donations including HOPE03.
– West Belfast Breakfast Club & Sure Start, East Belfast: These projects provide under privileged children from the areas with a good healthy portion ‘start to the day’ breakfast before school.
100% of all donations goes directly to the various projects.