A new hub at the Cardinal Hume Centre to help people overcome poverty and homelessness is opening its doors to the public on Wednesday 12 September.
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 […]
Last Thursday (3rd November), on a cold, wintery night, the Cardinal Hume Centre met with local investment advice firm, Cambridge Associates, for a friendly eleven-a-side football match. Gareth Farmer, one of our Advice and Assessment Officers, was tasked with pulling a squad together to represent the Centre on the pitch.
Will you and your colleagues give up your bed to help us fight poverty and homelessness and give people like Nikki* a better future?
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 […]
Our Foot in the Door Partner for the month of February was The St James Theatre. The Centre was delighted to be selected as the chosen charity of the St. James Theatre in late 2015, but we could not have anticipated their recent fundraising efforts. During the sell-our run of The Pianist of Willesden Lane, which ran at the Theatre […]
St. James Theatre and Cardinal Hume Centre are delighted to announce that an incredible £18,667.66 has been raised during the sell-out five week run of The Pianist of Willesden Lane, which ran at the St. James Theatre from 20 January – 27 February 2016.
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 […]
Cardinal Vincent Nichols (Patron of the Centre) and Archbishop Peter Smith, President and Vice President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, have issued a joint statement on the refugee crisis.
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 […]
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 […]
Sainsbury’s Pimlico added to the support they have given the Centre by donating £500 to the family centre’s Summer Programme and a gift of red noses. As Sainsbury’s Pimlico’s Charity of the year the Cardinal Hume Centre has benefitted from their ongoing support over the last 10 months. A recent donation of over 100 unsold red noses were met […]
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 […]
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 […]