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 […]
The Cardinal Hume Centre has stressed the need not only to confront the current homelessness crisis but to tackle it from its roots.
Thirty years may seem a mere blip in the great scheme of things but thinking about the number of people who have come through our doors over those years, it’s time beyond measure.
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 […]
Sara, who hails from Eritrea, initially came to the Centre as a client in the IT room. It was when she attended an assessment that she realized in order to pass her Life in the UK test she would benefit from one to one coaching in basic reading. I was assigned to coach Sara in October last and I was […]
Willie got in touch with the Cardinal Hume Centre out of the blue in June, 20 years after receiving help from staff in the Centre’s Hostel. His email was extremely touching, and he has kindly allowed us to share his words with you.
Given the current refugee crisis, there is a temptation to join the fearmongers in calling for iron gates to ‘keep out the masses’. As an organisation which holds the belief that each person is created in the image of God, and is therefore valuable and precious with the right to the fullness of life, what should our response be? Our CEO Cathy Corcoran […]
Dona moved to the UK in January 2013 in order to be close to her son. She and her husband had moved to Greece, from Albania, in search of a better life. But when her husband was forced to return to Albania Dona found herself stranded in Greece. Eager to support her son’s aspirations of becoming an actor, she made […]
“Richard helped me so much. He made me feel strong when I was weak and he understands me. I give all my thanks to him. He told me I’d get my dream job, but I didn’t believe him” Joewell first came to the Centre in 2008. She was unemployed and living in a homeless hostel nearby. She had aspirations of […]
The 2015 CEO Sleepout will be taking place on Monday 12th October, at The Kia Oval. Last year 90 sleepers raised £150,000 to help fight poverty and homelessness this year we hope to exceed that.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
This Winter you can help homeless young people just by Passing the Parcel. Every year we all end up with at least one unwanted Christmas present. Whether it’s a DVD you have already seen, a book you have already read, or the annual knitted jumper from Aunty Doris, the Cardinal Hume Centre needs your unwanted gifts! Your unwanted gifts will help […]
Thanks to our wonderful and generous supporters and volunteers, our young residents, local families and people with nowhere else to go were able to have a Merry Christmas at the Cardinal Hume Centre. There was something for everyone over the Christmas period, with plenty of food, games, chatter and music. Thank you to all the committed volunteers who came to […]
Students at St Dominic’s Sixth Form College in Harrow-on-the-Hill are being sponsored by family and friends to sleep outside on Thursday 25th October to raise funds for the Cardinal Hume Centre’s new hostel. The students have set themselves a target of £2,000. Can you help reach their target? To sponsor them to go their Just Giving page. The money […]
On Friday 21st August 40 children came with their parents to the Centre’s summer programme closing party. The family Centre staff had organised a fun filled event to mark the end of the fantastic summer programme. Children aged 2 to 13 came in their best attire – girl in sparkling party dresses and boys in smart shirts all enjoyed the […]
Over 136 children and parents enjoyed a fun filled, educational and action packed summer of activities and outings as part of the Centre’s summer programme. The children were able to try new activities throughout the five week summer period. From African drumming to gallery exhibitions, dance classes to zoo visits, drama workshops to a private film screening – each day […]
HR Manager Jaz Bhogal celebrates the torch’s arrival with Trish from the fundraising team The Cardinal Hume Centre is thrilled to have been selected as Sainsbury’s Pimlico Charity Partner of the Year and is looking forward to plenty of staff fundraising and in store support during 2012-13. What makes the Centre’s selection even better is that it was voted for […]