Grosvenor

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 […]


HomeAway

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 […]


Westminster Abbey

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 […]


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 Securities Team for a tour of […]


Standard Chartered Bank

September’s Partner of the Month: Standard Chartered Bank “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 office to hear from staff about […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Volunteering at the Centre

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 […]


Volunteer Stories

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 […]


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 […]


Trusts and foundations

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. Our business plan lays out the strategic and operational objectives of the Centre. The Annual Accounts highlight […]