Jeanita supporting people with their employment search from home! The unique situation we are all in at the moment creates new challenges for those of us supporting people into work. At a time when the government is actively encouraging people to stay at home, those who were already desperate to find meaningful and sustainable employment are particularly vulnerable. The Cardinal […]
In June a team from Wogen Resources took on the 24 peaks challenge raising over £8,000 for the Centre. Participant and Group Finance Director James Macfarlane tells us more. On the 8th and 9th of June a team of Wogeners completed a gruelling two day 24 peaks hiking challenge in the lake district in Northern England. The mood of the […]
A huge thanks to the wonderful team from the head office of LHA London who recently volunteered to improve the family centre space. Accommodation provider LHA London have generously supported the Centre for several years, paying for new showers and cooking facilities in the hostel, but were keen to get involved in a different way. The thirteen strong team came […]
Land Securities, the company responsible for the recent transformation of Victoria, is hosting an even bigger and better Christmas carol concert at Westminster Cathedral in aid of the Centre, following the success of last year’s inaugural event. The festivities will spread beyond the Cathedral too, as ticket holders will be invited to a post-concert reception on the roof garden at […]
“Four and a half months ago I was homeless. I had no family to turn to, and I had been sleeping in a friend’s van most nights, to avoid being out on the streets. On the few nights when I could stay with friends I had to stay up until everyone else had gone to bed before I could get […]
Leila is 24 years old. She came to the UK in 2013. Her life as a Palestinian refugee in Syria had become increasingly difficult since the outbreak of fighting in the Civil War. “There was bombing and fighting. It was very dangerous. There was no work, no shops. No money, no food or even water. People were eating rubbish, squeezing […]
Will you and your colleagues give up your bed to help us fight poverty and homelessness and give people like Nikki* a better future?
On Thursday I was delighted to be invited to St James Theatre, Victoria, to see their current show – The Pianist of Willesden Lane. Mona Golabek stars in this staggeringly emotional and moving play which documents the true story of her mother Lisa Jura’s journey from Vienna in 1938 on the Kindertransport and her subsequent […]
Saturday Kitchen comes to the Centre as celebrity chef Ben Tish, comes to deliver a culinary master class for young residents from the Centre’s hostel and users of its family services.
Sunday is International Women’s Day. Teresa who learn to read at the Centre is one of many stories of inspirational women connected to the Centre.
On Monday night, some of London’s high flyers gave up their beds for a night to take part in London’s first CEO Sleep Out at Wembley Stadium. Over 90 people braved the elements – there was heavy rain and wind – to help increase awareness of the causes of homelessness, as well as raise vital funds to support the Work […]
On Thursday 9th October, 45 volunteers from International Property and Infrastructure Company Lend Lease donated their time and skills to the Centre to as part of their annual community day. Project Manager Ciaran Keegan had put together an ambitious plan to complete three projects and at 8am volunteers arrived full of enthusiasm. Following an introduction to the Centre, volunteers got […]
The Centre is delighted to be selected by the Ember Yard restaurant as their Charity of Year. From today and for the next 12 months, the Ember Yard will be fundraising for the Centre and supporting clients to pursue careers in hospitality by offering restaurant visits, career advice and practical work experience. Ember Yard will fund two food skills projects […]
The fundraising team got baking and just a little bit competitive to launch the Centre’s first Great Christmas Bake Off. From a Yule Log, to Cranberry and walnut brownies, to Festive Cupcakes there was an array of tatsty goodies on offer for staff and volunteers to buy – with some sampling several of the baked delights! Everyone was on a sugar high and the […]
In 2012 the Cardinal Hume Centre was delighted to be voted Sainsbury’s Pimlico Charity of the Year and have received wonderful support from the staff and customers. From baking to book collections, bag packing to Easter eggs, Sainsbury’s Pimlico have raised almost £2000 for the Centre. An in-store bag packing event with Children from local schools and staff from the […]
Sainsbury’s Pimlico added to the support they have given the Centre by donating £500 to the family centre’s Summer Programme and a gift of red noses. As Sainsbury’s Pimlico’s Charity of the year the Cardinal Hume Centre has benefitted from their ongoing support over the last 10 months. A recent donation of over 100 unsold red noses were met […]
The ETCetera Choir are to perform Joseph Haydn’s Nelson Mass, in support of the Cardinal Hume Centre. On 26th March at 1pm the choir will perform at St John’s, Smith Square. A collection, in lieu of an admission charge, will be donated to the Centre and the Parish of St Stephen’s with St John’s in Westminster. The ETCetera Choir was founded in 2009 and is formed […]
Last week Cardinal Hume’s family generously sponsored a wonderful evening of African Drumming in aid of the Centre. Long term supporters of the Centre John and Catherine Hickman, who is Cardinal Hume’s niece, brought their family and friends together for an alternative fundraising evening. The event held at St Clements Church, West London, saw over 60 guests arriving to test their musical abilities on African […]
When the Centre was voted Sainsbury’s Pimlico Charity of the Year in 2012 we were delighted and knew it was the beginning of a brilliant new partnership. After customers of the store voted for the Centre to be Charity of the year, staff and customers have been working flat out to support the work of the Centre. In December Sainsbury’s […]
From April 2013 the living standards of the poorest people in the UK will be placed under renewed strain as unprecedented cuts are made to our social security system. For all the unpleasant talk about ‘skivers’ and ‘shirkers’, these will hit everyone who needs support to meet the basic costs of daily life; from single mothers balancing childcare with multiple […]