Books, bag packing, Easter eggs and more… a year of support from Sainsbury’s Pimlico.

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 […]


ETCetera Choir to perform Joseph Haydn’s Nelson Mass

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 […]


Pass the Parcel

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 […]


A Merry Christmas at the Centre

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 […]


The Big Sleepout is back!

Student's from St Dominc's visited the Sacred Heart chapel on a recent visit to the Centre

  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 […]


Centre gives children a fun-filled and action packed summer

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 […]


The Centre is voted Sainsbury’s Pimlico charity of the Year

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 […]


Team Ward Rises to The Challenge!

Buoyed by the successes of young Olympians, a highly motivated and creative group of young people – Team Ward – came to visit the Centre earlier this month. Participants of The Challenge Network, www.the-challenge.org spent the morning with us at the Centre, where we were wowed by their enthusiasm, and the intensity and sensitivity of their questions. They enjoyed a tour of […]


Our week of volunteering

Ed and Kenji give an account of their week of volunteering at the Cardinal Hume Centre: “We spent this week at the Cardinal Hume Centre, experiencing the vast range of services that it offers to all who desire them. On arriving at the centre, we expected it to be a normal soup-kitchen type homeless shelter. However, it quickly became apparent […]


Cardinal Basil Hume

George Haliburton Hume OSB, OM, MA, STL (March 2, 1923-June 17, 1999) was born in Newcastle upon Tyne to Sir William Errington Hume and Marie Elizabeth Tisseyre.  His father was a Protestant heart doctor from Scotland, and his mother the French Catholic daughter of an army officer. He had three sisters and one brother. He joined the Benedictine monastery at […]


How we work

Everyone who comes to the Cardinal Hume Centre is treated as an individual, and much of our work is done on a one to one basis. The first question we ask is ‘what do you want to achieve?’ By taking this approach we are able to move away from simply categorising someone as homeless, a single parent, unemployed, a migrant […]


Business Plan and Accounts

Business Plan The Centre’s Business Plan details our ambitious plans for the future. Business Plan 2020-2023 Appendix 1 to Business Plan: Financial Plan Appendix 2 to Business Plan: Monitoring Framework Annual Report and Accounts Our Annual Report and Accounts provide a detailed record of our performance against our aims and objectives. They also contain a full set of audited accounts. Annual […]


Vision & Values

Vision The Centre strives towards a society where every individual has a safe place to live and the opportunity to reach their full potential. Mission: Turning Lives Around The Cardinal Hume Centre enables families, children and young people to overcome poverty and avoid homelessness. Founding Ethos Cardinal Basil Hume, our founder, was a Benedictine monk and the Centre draws particularly […]