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Get involved

There are many ways in which you can get involved, perhaps; Volunteering in the head office in London or regional office in Lurgan; Organising or taking part in events; Volunteering as a fundraiser or organiser to raise funds locally; Becoming a local ambassador talking to local businesses and meeting families who apply to Children's Hope Foundation and subsequently presenting them with their wish.

If you would like to get involved in any way, please complete and submit online, our volunteer application and someone will contact you as soon as possible.

Supporters and Volunteers


This page is devoted to the work of our supporters and volunteers and now that the page has been established, we hope that it will become a forum for supporters and volunteers to exchange stories or ideas. Please send us your stories and providing, of course, the article is suitable for publication it will be included on this page.

Some people say that one person can’t make a difference in the world, but many of us know differently. Here at Children's Hope Foundation we have seen the powerful impact that just one individual or organization can make; as volunteers helping out in the office, at an event or workshop, or serving on the Board of Trustees; as donors providing financial support, materials for events and parties or giveaways for children and young people. Each and every one of you makes a significant difference in the lives of those children and young people living with disability, serious illness, poverty, or who are disadvantaged by their situation. Whilst we may not cure their condition we are certain that we can make life better for them but we could never do that without your passion, commitment and support.

For those of you who are new to Children’s Hope Foundation, perhaps visiting us for the first time, please feel free to explore the site and contact us for more information – Susan for volunteers; Tom if you’d like to offer financial or in-kind support or you can make a secure online donation.

If you know any Personalities or Celebrities who might help, please let us know.(Their personal details will be kept in strict confidence).

Perhaps you could or would like to help us in other ways. For more ideas on how you can help, visit our how you can help page. Please also though tell your Family, Friends, and Colleagues about us, and if they want to help, please ask them to contact us.

Whatever you do, however you decide to support our efforts, your contribution will help to bring a sense of hope to children and young people and indeed their families, throughout the UK and you have our most sincere thanks.

Working in the Office


We currently have offices in London where there are clerical or administrative opportunities. At our head office in London we currently have a great need for a part-time book-keeper who can perhaps work 5 to 10 hours per week maintaining the charity's computerised accounts.




The most difficult task for any charity is to ensure that sufficient funds are always coming in to fulfill all of the requests that are recieved daily. Fundraising can be fun and can also be a great way of getting out and meeting new people or just keeping up with old friends. Click here for a fundraising pack. From our offices in London and Sunderland we have opportunities for people to volunteer directly with us collecting funds at pre-organised venues. If you would like details of these opportunities, or if you would like to set up a local branch, please ring Tom on 020 7700 6855.


Holding Events


Holding an event can be a great opportunity to have a fun day with friends, neighbours, club members or work colleagues and is a fantastc way to raise funds for Childrens Hope Fouindation. Click here for a fundraising pack. If, however, you have a specific idea in mind please call us and we will help in every way we can to ensure you have a fun and successful event.


Taking part in a Challenge


In association with there are a huge number of events which you can take part in, both in the UK and overseas. This can range from running in the British 10K London run to taking part in the Inca Challenge or the Canadian Rockies Cycle Adventure. There is something for everyone and includes running, cycling, walking, climbing, paddling, adventure and du/triathlon. Whatever your sport, there will be something for you to take part in.


At your Place of Work


Ask your Employer to:- make us their "Charity of the Year"

or to hold a fundraising event,
or to support by adding our name to their web-site
or to start a ‘Give as you earn’ scheme.

(£1 a week from all staff and managers makes a wonderful donation to give at the end of a year)


Dress Down Day


Get your colleagues to pay for the privilege of wearing jeans or fancy dress. To raise more money, you could also fine those who don't take part!



Take your colleagues canoeing, abseiling, go-karting, a day/night at the races and charge people extra for taking part. Softball, football, etc... Get sponsored to walk to work for a month. Get sponsored for doing something silly such as having half a beard shaved off, leg waxing for men, wearing wellies full of jelly.


Other ways to get Involved


Swear box
Fine everyone who swears. Managers pay double, of course...

For hire
You might have a meeting room, a video conferencing suite or a minibus which you could hire out. You could even sell the services of the design department for a day.

Make money by recycling paper, drink cans and even photocopier cartridges. Are there any other waste products produced by your company that could be turned into cash?

Organise a raffle. It's a great way to raise money. The most important thing is to get good prizes, especially the first prize. Local companies could give you weekend breaks, hair cuts, meals, electrical goods, bikes, supermarket vouchers, signed football shirts, car hire. Childrens Hope Foundation has some handy hints for organising a raffle.

For the Grand National, Wimbledon, the British Open, football competitions etc. You can hold separate sweepstakes for the winning team, time of the first goal, number of goals scored etc. Charge less for multiple entries.

Promise Auction
You can auction promises in your department e.g. doing someone's filing for one week.

Organise a 'social' and charge people to attend. Organise a wine tasting evening - ask for a donation of wine from your local off licence and charge your colleagues to guess which wine is which! What about raising money at the Christmas Party?

Take your colleagues canoeing, abseiling, go-karting, a day/night at the races and charge people extra for taking part. Softball, football, etc... Get sponsored to walk to work for a month. Get sponsored for doing something silly such as having half a beard shaved off, leg waxing for men, wearing wellies full of jelly.

Collection box
Walk a collection box around the office or leave it at reception.

Suppliers and customers
They could sponsor you or reward an excellent piece of client support by you with a donation towards your fundraising for Childrens Hope Foundation. They can also be a good source of gifts in kind for raffles.

Inter-department challenge
Make any of the above a competition to see which department can raise the most money for Childrens Hope Foundation.

Matched donations: don't forget that whatever you do, your employer could be happy to match at least some of the money you have raised. You don't know if you don't ask!