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Dragon Boat Challenge

We are excited to announce our 2014 fundraising challenge! We would love you to get involved either by being part of our boat crew or  support team. The event is being held at beautiful Bewl Water in  Kent on Sunday 14th of September. Join Thomas, Tanya, Jo, Harriet and Nathan and help raise much needed funds for young adults in Cambodia. Continued…

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Global Giving Update… Postcard from Cambodia.

This video was shot back in 2008 when eight young shy Cambodians were lacking the tools and confidence for independent living. Today, in their early 20s they have benefitted hugely from the Preparation and Integration modules that this Life Skills programme provides. It has helped them immensely prepare for, and adjust to, life beyond Sangkheum Centre for Children.  Continued…

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Cambodia Daily Report – Boy Caught Up in Protests Faces 11 Years in Jail

Sadly this sort of thing happens to children too frequently in Cambodia where there is no reasonable juvenile justice system so they are treated and sentenced as if they were adults. The sentences are long and the children can miss the key years of their developing life. Continued…

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Colleague runs the Paris Marathon & raises over £600 for HOPE

Kristina runs the Paris Marathon for HOPE

Last weekend Jo’s colleague, Kristina, at the Responsible Hospitality Partnership took up the awesome challenge of participating in the Paris marathon, that’s running 26.2 miles in the wonderful city of Paris!

You may remember this is where HOPE started their journey 5 years ago, when Tanya took on her first charity ride. Read Tanya’s story here!

Kristina’s run started at the Avenue des Champs-Elysees, downhill towards the Place de la Concorde before turning into Rue de Rivoli. Passing along the way some of Paris’ most famous sights including the Louvre, the Place de la Bastille, the Seine, the Pont Neuf and the Eiffel Tower. Continued…

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Raising funds and HOPE’s profile in Sunny Oxfordshire

Silk Lab Products

The Talking Shop in Sandford-On-Thames, Oxfordshire, is a great place for raising funds and networking! Planning our time to coincide with gift buying for next week’s Mothering Sunday we set up a Silk Lab stall in the heart of the community. Continued…

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First Step Cambodia – The Class of 2014

Class of 2014

HOPE are delighted to share news from First Step Cambodia and are proud supporters of this great project and much needed training! Read on to hear their thanks…

After 10 months, and 352 hours of teaching, presentations, group work and role plays – the FSC Social Work Training ‘Class of 2014′ graduated today. Continued…

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Work Experience for young adults in Siem Reap

Being responsible tourism enthusiasts we are very pleased to see how work experience in hotels is having such a positive impact on the students at Salariin Kampuchea. Keep up the great work Naro you are an asset to the school! Continued…

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Life Skills Presentations from the Young Adults at Salariin Kampuchea

Life Skills Presentations

We’re so impressed with the Life Skills student’s presentation skills we wanted to share them with you! And what better way to say thank you!

It’s a great demonstration to show first hand the impacts of attending Life Skills classes has on the students. Continued…

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Silk Lab Stall at The Talking Shop, Sandford-On-Thames

Silk Lab Products in Sandford’s Talking Shop

On the last two Saturdays before Christmas Jo and Thomas set up a stall at the Talking Shop in Sandford-On-Thames raising more money for HOPE. Each week local producers sell their wares at the Sanford Village Hall.

We joined the Christmas festivities and managed to raise over £200 from people wanting to buy last minutes presents for their families.

With similar values to our own, the Talking Shop is a local group of volunteers working to provide opportunities for the local community to get together and to bring valuable resources back to the village. Continued…

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Amy’s Amazing Angkor Race

Amy in the temples!

Long term supporter and avid runner Amy Burdis took up the challenge of running the Angkor Marathon, raising some well needed funds for HOPE! Her justgiving page is still open should you wish to make a donation and show your support. Continued…

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