January Shipment

What can we take?

  • Baby clothes including knitted things
  • Children’s clothing – any season but no coats (too bulky)
  • Small toys, soft toys & blankets
  • Musical instruments
  • Pens/Pencils and other stationery
  • Exercise books (but not reams of paper)
  • Children’s books (preferably educational)
  • Cooking utensils (not saucepans)
  • Functioning mobile phones (with chargers) that are reset to factory settings

More information here

Raised so far:

£19, 458

Current Supporters

The support we have currently is amazing and is growing every single day.  Thank you to everybody who was involved in the support below, without you this would not be able to continue.

EMMAUS Consulting

EMMAUSEMMAUS consulting are supporting Children’s House of Hope over the next three years to help with the build of our health centre which will be named the EMMAUS Health Centre. Their support is integral to the success of our project and here at Children’s House of Hope we could not be more grateful for their input.

St Mary and St Modwen’s RC Church

The parish of St Mary and St Modwen’s worked together at short notice to fill 96kg of excess baggage with donations to take to Ghana with me on my trip.  Hundreds of toys, pens and outfits went out to the children of Abura village and the Egyam Orphanage.  They have continued to support us by hosting a fantastic quiz night and helping to fill the boxes which are going in our next shipment.  Thank you so much.

Millfield Primary School

Millfield Primary School donated all of the uniform they no longer needed and some of it has already been taken to Ghana.  Since then I have been to give an assembly to the children about what school is like in Ghana and also how they can help in the future.  More of their uniform is being sent out as well as pens and pencils that they have donated.  In another exciting venture, the school is hoping to work together with Abura Primary School to design a school badge for the children of Ghana!

Union of Catholic Mothers

After a talk about Ghana the UCM made a donation to House of Hope and are now in the process of filling a box full of donations ready for the next shipment to Ghana.

If you or your organisation would like to find out about filling a box and sending it to Ghana through House of Hope please contact me via the website.

Pirelli and Metzler

Pirelli donated pens, t-shirts, caps, balloons and keyrings to take out to Ghana which were gratefully received.  Hopefully after seeing the wonderful pictures they will want to continue to support the cause.

Manor Pharmacy

Manor Pharmacy donated hundreds of dressings before the trip to Ghana which were distributed between the hospital and the health centre.  They have offered to continue supporting House of Hope with dressing donations.


The Burton-on-Trent branch of Boots donated clothes, alcohol gel, bibs and other supplies to the cause before the last trip.  The staff there offered their continuing support and there are several clothing donations from boots being sent out in our February shipment.

DW Sports Fitness

The Burton branch of this gym donated several gym passes and some merchandise for raffle prizes at our cabaret night.  They are also looking at doing some more fundraising for our cause.

Fitness League

An exercise group led by Tricia Hodgkin have made House of Hope their Charity of the Year and are holding events all year round to support the cause. They have also already collected lots of toys to send out to Ghana in the next shipment.

Node4 Ltd

Node4-150pxWidthThis data centre solutions provider donated 20 Cycling jerseys from the team that they sponsor which are being sent to Ghana for use by the children’s football team in Abura.


The tingtang theatre company are based in Burton upon Trent, creative director Thomas Fermor kindly organised a themed cabaret night for us in 2010 with all profits going to Children’s House of Hope.  It was a fantastic night of song and silliness and a generous contribution was made to our fund.  They have also recorded our very own charity single for us!  Fill in the contact us form if you would like to get your hands on one.

Pipers Corner Sixth Form

Alongside studying for their GCSEs the girls at Pipers Corner in the Sixth Form are filling in any spare time they have with fundraising for us.  It is so brilliant to have a school year group on board who are full of exciting new ideas, look out for updates on the website about the work they are planning to do for us this year!  Thanks girls!