Last Wednesday Grosvenor Britain & Ireland (Grosvenor) held a gala dinner raising £90,000 for charity partner, the Cardinal Hume Centre. Four hundred people attended the dinner and talent show at The Lancaster London, Hyde Park. The evening saw staff from Grosvenor and its contractors and partners take to the stage, competing to be crowned top performer. Adrian Chiles hosted the […]
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 […]
Earlier this month the young hostel residents enjoyed a New Years outing made possible thanks to the support of holiday rental company HomeAway. The young people showed their skills on the ice followed by dinner with staff from the Centre. It was a wonderful evening and great to see the young people having such a good time and supporting one […]
In November 2015 the renowned Westminster Abbey generously opened its doors and invited employment clients to an inspiring experience with their ‘World of Work day’. The Abbey have been supporting the Centre since 2013 and one former client Natalija, has been working in their visitor service team for over two years. The Abbey were keen to provide a unique and inspiring […]
Partner of the month: Land Securities. In mid August Land Securities opened their doors and invited some of the Centre’s clients to join their ‘Work Insight Day’, at their offices on Palace Street. For many people, experiencing a real working environment can be an important step in securing employment… Employment Officer Richard Breedt along with six clients, joined the Land […]
September’s Partner of the Month: Standard Chartered Bank Mary spoke about her own experience “I came to the skills workshop at Standard Chartered with Ben. I couldn’t imagine I’d be standing up here giving this speech.” – Mary, former client of the Cardinal Hume Centre Last week the SCB UK Women Network welcomed employment officer Ben and eight clients into its head […]
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.
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Volunteers play a valuable role in the delivery of our services and we strive to ensure that all volunteers have a meaningful and rewarding experience while working with us. Our commitment to volunteering is demonstrated through our investing in volunteers award. We have a large number of volunteers, almost 100 at the last count, who are involved in many different […]
Joanne Joanne has been volunteering in our charity shop since early 2013. She writes about how much she enjoys giving directly back to the community. Tom “Having done precious little volunteering before, I was keen to get some first-hand experience and learn something new about the great work voluntary groups do to help those in need. I […]
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 […]
The Cardinal Hume Centre’s charity shop is a great place to pick up a high quality bargain. Donations and volunteers are always welcome.
A gift to the Cardinal Hume Centre in your will, however small, would help those who do not have a family to look out for them. Those who rely on people they do not know – people like you – to care about them.
The Cardinal Hume Centre is supported by a wide range of Charitable Trusts and Foundations. We aim to work in partnership with Trusts to deliver long-term and secure funding so that we are able to meet the needs of the local community in a sustainable way. Business Plan 2014-17 lays out the strategic and operational objectives of the Centre. The Annual […]
Parishes and parish groups – Justice of Peace, UCM, CWL, Catenians – play an integral part in our fundraising. Find out how you can get involved.