Walk this May!

We’ve all missed being out and about with others during the covid lockdowns.
We’re going to be walking this May to blow off the cobwebs, get active and get to know each other in a scenic walk from Hope along the river Tees to Tees Barrage. The walk will also raise money for the Hope Foundation to help us fund an outside area for our local community to use by walkers being sponsored.
The walk is open to current and former staff, learners, volunteers and anyone else who would like to join us. Bring your friends and family whether sponsored or not.
We’re looking forward to seeing plenty of you at the walk! We’ll be setting of at 10am on 28th May.
You can sponsor us or collect sponsors by signing up to enthuse and sharing this campaign, or can pick up a sponsor form from the centre.

Elm Tree Fundraiser

We’re raising funds to create a ‘snug room’ at Hope; a safe space for people to relax and unwind.

The night will include a raffle, photobooth, disco and lots of fun. Tickets are £5 per person entry.

Thank you to BNI vision for your support in organising this event.

Get your tickets here. 

 

DETAILS

Date: May 6
Time: 7:00 pm

VENUE

Elm Tree Social Club
190 Bishopton Road West
Stockton, TS19 0QJ 
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Recruiting for Functional Skills tutors

We’re recruiting for Functional Skills and ICT tutors.

Join our fabulous teaching team and make a difference.

In the words of some of our learners,

“I really want to thank the hope foundation for giving us this opportunity and my tutor was the best I ever seen.”

“I want to say to my tutor thank you you are fantastic and really friendly i can not describe you by any words finally I got a lot of useful things.”

“this center was the best for me and I will recommend my friends to join to this center.”

“A huge thank you to everyone.”

“Thanks for everything.”

 

Find out more here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Hf3x-qWi85zx7i8DVUKBWWD0NwSozJyatgxvRNERGwU/edit?usp=sharing

Ageing Better Festival

On Wednesday 29 th September at the Town Hall Crypt, Middlesbrough, Ageing Better Middlesbrough launched the start of month-long Festival of Ageing Better.

During the month there are a variety of face to face events on offer to give people the opportunity to get out and about in the community again after lockdown restrictions eased.  This first event was a brilliant success with 90 members in attendance, a variety of local stalls from different local groups and organisations showcasing their activities.

The Hope Foundation’s Digital Device Library and furbdit were both there, alongside many other great organisations and projects such as Men’s TOFF Club, RNIB, Play list for Life and the Unicorn Centre.

The event was presented by Brian Rowcroft, from Dementia Friendly Middlesbrough, who introduced various Keynote Speakers from Public Health, Age Friendly Middlesbrough and ABMAG, also the Donette’s provided great entertainment throughout the day.

The members were invited to join in a fun chair-based exercise activity and we were thrilled to see all members participated, even the stall holders and staff joined in, and thoroughly enjoyed it. A fabulous day with a great lunch and good company.

This summer’s awards

The Hope Foundation has had a busy summer! We had no less then four nominations for two different awards ceremonies!

First up was the Tees Tech Awards. We were finalists in the Tech for Good category for our work
setting up furbdit,  a partnership working to reduce digital poverty. Furbdit collects unwanted devices and IT equipment, refurbishes it and breathes new life into it to give out in the community. We collect laptops, tablets, phones, PCs – anything that can still be used and have already worked with the South Tees Paediatric Diabetes Team, Step Forward Tees Valley and are looking forward to doing even more with your donation.

Next up was the Tees Valley Civic Awards. The Hope Foundation won the business award for Helping People Learn, for our work during covid. We loaned devices and data to many of our learners so we could continue delivering courses and people could continue learning and gain qualifications, even when they couldn’t get into centre. For some, these devices were also a lifeline for keeping in touch with friends and family and being able to look after their own health online.

Our careers advisor, Kim, was also finalist in two categories: Helping People Learn and Improving Job Opportunities.

After such a difficult year it was amazing to be invited to both events and see we’re a part of great things going on in Middlesbrough

We’re recruiting for cafe staff…

Hope has been here for people in Middlesbrough since 1995, providing opportunities for learning, access to technology, careers advice, volunteering opportunities and support.

Our aim is to reduce disadvantage, loneliness and isolation and help people recognise their potential – because they matter. With Hope’s help many local people have gained skills and qualifications, become volunteers, found employment and made friends.

You can also call us on 01642 232220 or email on info@hope-foundation.org.uk and we can email you an application pack or print one out.

We’re recruiting for Maths, English and ICT tutors…

Hope has been here for people in Middlesbrough since 1995, providing opportunities for learning, access to technology, careers advice, volunteering opportunities and support.

Our aim is to reduce disadvantage, loneliness and isolation and help people recognise their potential – because they matter. With Hope’s help many local people have gained skills and qualifications, become volunteers, found employment and made friends.

Bereavement Notification and Advice Service…

The Hope Foundation’s Ageing Better Wellbeing Team is working with Co-op Legal Services and Newcastle Building Society to offer support for bereaved family members.

Co-op bereavement services

2021 Photo Competition…

The competition

  • is free to enter
  • is open to Teesside residents only
  • is for the general public and amateur photographers only – no professionals please!
  • closes at midnight on Sunday 5th September

Entries

  • Must be made through https://form.jotform.com/212153368309353
  • Images cannot be more than 10MB
  • Must be your own photographs
  • Will be judged by Neil Bankhurst (Neil Bankhurst Photography) and Jo Booth (ABM), not Hope Foundation staff
  • May be used by the Hope Foundation for marketing or promotional purposes.

By entering the competition, you agree to The Hope Foundation using your photograph and your name and likeness for promotion and publicity.

There are no cash alternatives available for prize winners.

Winners will be announced on Monday 13th September

Themes

True Teesside: prize 5hrs photography training from Neil Bankhurst Photography (equivalent £200)

My Middlesbroughprize a printed canvas donated by ABM

Free fundraising: Turn your clutter into donations for Hope…

Fundraising just got easier! Thanks to a little thinking outside the box, you can now donate your unwanted books, games, CDs and DVDs to support our work through Virgin Money Giving.

Download the Ziffit app to #DeclutterAndDonate and choose to donate to The Hope Foundation Limited at the checkout. Or you can simply drop your items off at our reception.

If you have items you’d like to donate but can’t get them to us, please give Jeanette a call on 01642 232220.