Cardinal Hume Centre announces Royal Academy as venue for 2018 Sleepout

The stunning Royal Academy of Arts will be the venue for the Cardinal Hume Centre’s 2018 sleepout on 6 November, the Cardinal Hume Centre has announced today. The all-night event challenges business and community leaders – along with their colleagues, family or friends – to grab a sleeping bag, brave the cold, and spend a night under the stars in […]


LHA London spruce up family services

  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 […]


Christmas Carols at the Cathedral for the Centre

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 […]


Oliver’s Story

“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’s Story

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 […]


International Women’s Day

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.


Wembley Stadium CEO Sleep Out puts the spotlight on homelessness

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 […]


Lend Lease lend a hand 

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 […]


Ember Yard selects the Centre as their Charity of the Year

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 Centre gets it’s Bake On!

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 […]


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 […]


Cardinal Hume’s family drum up support

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 […]


Benefit cuts: unjust and unwise

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 […]


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 […]