Saturday 10th October 2009

Time:                         10.00-17.00

Venue:                       Alchemy, Chalk Farm Road, Camden, London, NW1 8AH
                                 020 7267 6188

For Directions:             www.alchemythecentre.co.uk

The day includes two yoga sessions and a presentation on the work of the Hope Foundation.  Please book early as places are limited to a maximum of 30.  There is a minimum donation of £75 to guarantee your space, but would ask you to give as much as you can for the street children of Calcutta. Your support is desperately needed and deeply appreciated.  Places will be sold on a first come first served basis.

All proceeds go to the Hope Foundation.

The Timings:            

10.00                      Welcome coffee/tea

10.30-12.30             Yang yoga

12.30-14.00             Lunch break*

14.00-15.00             Hope Foundation film and talk; tea break

15.00 -17.30            Yin yoga

*So that all proceeds can go directly to the Foundation, lunch is not included in the minimum donation suggestion. There is a café and juice bar on site within Alchemy.

Payment:                 Please email your booking request to Julie-Kate Olivier (juliekateo@btinternet.com) who will also ask you to post her a cheque made out to The Hope Foundation.

Please note that your space is not confirmed until a cheque has been received.

 About The Hope Foundation

The Hope Foundation is a registered charity set up in 1999 to help restore basic human rights to the street children of Calcutta.  Born on the streets, they are denied such needs as food, shelter, healthcare, education, love, safety & support. The streets offer little protection & dangerous predators abuse these vulnerable children emotionally, physically, mentally & sexually. Street children experience the cruelty & inhumanity of mankind on a daily basis. HOPE aims to protect these children from exploitation & danger & give them back their right to a childhood.  

Since its inception HOPE, alongside its Indian NGO partners, has set up more than 55 long-term projects in areas of healthcare, nutrition, shelter, counseling, education & skills training. These include a childrens hospital, eight children's homes, a healthcare programme, an anti child-trafficking programme, a ChildWatch programme, a HIV/AIDS hospice & community development projects. HOPE is now the largest & most recognised NGO in Calcutta. It was recently awarded the prestigious Bharat Nirman Award in India for its work with underprivileged women & children. In 2007 Maureen Forrest, who founded the Irish charity & spends three months of the year in Calcutta helping to run these projects, was awarded the International Person of the Year.

HOPE was registered as a Uk Charity this year & we are extremely fortunate to have the support of our dedicated patrons: Christopher Biggins, Dame Judi Dench, Robert Duncan, Edward Fox OBE, Ronald Harwood CBE, Alistair Morrison, Jenni Murray OBE, Dame Joan Plowright, Richard E Grant, Julian Shah & our ambassador Andrea Catherwood.

Please help us to give the street children of Calcutta a safer & brighter future by joining us for this special & unique workshop. Your support is desperately needed & deeply appreciated.


Contact: admin@thehopefoundation.org.uk