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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

News

chohlogofullcolourThank you for all your support of Childrens house of Hope, we continue to support the community in Ghana with shipments and development projects. The next shipment will be going out to Ghana at the end of January so the closing date for any of your kind donations will be on January 27th 2017.

Download details here.

What can we take?

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

What can’t we take?

  • Adult clothing
  • Medication including bandages
  • Footwear
  • Foodstuffs
  • Toys which are battery dependent (if they are still good without the batteries that’s fine)
  • Very large soft toys

If you are unsure/have a question or an idea please just text or ring me and I will get back to you the same day with an answer.

The closing date for donations to be received for the shipment is
JANUARY 27th 2017.

Tel: 07880238631
Thank You!


chohlogofullcolour

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


Shipment for Christmas

Shipment for Christmas

Our shipment went off safely at the end of October for delivery in time for Christmas, our team of packers – Penny, Janet, Liz, Sue and Kath worked really hard at Robert Sutton to sort everything out.  We filled 11 boxes and I know Thomas and his team will deliver them safely!


Afternoon Tea for Africa

Afternoon Tea for Africa 2015

A huge thank you to the Millward family who organised an amazing Afternoon Tea they held in October.  They raised over £250.00 towards our shipment that will hopefully arrive in time for Christmas.  It is so kind of our supporters to do things like this independently and it means a huge amount to the team at Children’s House of Hope.


Emmaus Health Centre Land

The EMMAUS Health Centre

We have purchased the land for a health centre and have started to complete the plans for the three clinic rooms, a pharmacy and toilet block. We have joined together with EMMAUS Consulting in Birmingham to make this possible and hope to complete it in the middle of 2016.


Second Extension

The Second Extension

As a result of a charity bike ride from coast to coast by Joe Cain and Emma Wilson we have started the build of the second extension block at the Borderless International School.  There are now three more classrooms open meaning that we can take on about 100 more children.  The Robert Sutton School and Holly Brown and her family have also raised enough money to furnish the new block which is now underway.


Completed Extension Block

Completed Extension Block

Thanks to the donations of the Barton Gardens team we have completed “The Garden’s Extension”. The team at Barton Gardens organised a plaque which has been sent to Ghana so that their hard work can be remembered forever at the school. Barton Gardens have now supported Children’s House of Hope twice in a row which has meant a huge amount to us and has completely transformed our ability to commit to large building projects. The Robert Sutton School and Holly Brown and her family have also raised enough money to furnish the new block which has made a huge difference to the facility.


Our Trip to Ghana

Class 1We have been back to Ghana! We have seen our beautiful school in action… Please look at the photographs of the trip in our updated gallery and help us complete the extension. We only need £1500.00 to double the size of the school.


Our Visit to Ghana

Photo for Our Visit to Ghana on News PageI visited Ghana for a week in June of this year; it was the best trip of my life. I can’t believe how happy the children in our school are. I can’t believe how amazing James and the staff at Borderless are. How they never give up whatever is thrown at them. I can’t believe how hard Mr Kombet works in Abura to share all of the things that we send. And I can’t believe that everything we dreamed of at house of hope is coming true! It’s given me a new burst of enthusiasm for our charity. Check back here soon for event plans and for the dates for the next shipment.

And most of all – THANK YOU. Everyone who supports us has done this and we’ll continue to do more.


School Days

Building Complete!

Our school in Ghana is now completed; it is up and running in the refugee campe of Gomoa Buduburam and has over 100 pupils.  We are regularly supplying the school with stationery and basic equipment.  A huge thank you to everyone who contributed to the fundraising of over £7000 to complete the build.

Last Nail in the Schools roof


Building Work

Check out our latest addition to the website – Borderless – we are working with Mr James Arthur in Ghana to build a free school for the refugee camp of Gomoa Buduburam.  We need to raise a total of £7000.00.  Check out the photographs of the stages completed so far.  Let us know if you want to help!


Abura Village

This is almost too good to be true but here goes…our boxes arrived in Abura village on CHRISTMAS DAY!!  We sent a digital camera which was funded by the money raised at our Skittles & Supper evening back in November and they were able to take lots of photographs of everything arriving.  How smart do the guys look in their “Pattonair” shirts – thank you John Mitcheson, I have to say as well I have a huge soft spot for this little guy and his doll…Well done everyone who helped with the shipment; can’t wait to get going with the next one.


Abura School Badge

Remember me telling you about how Millfield Primary School in Tamworth were sending their old uniform to Ghana through us?  And how they had funded the manufacturing of a school badge for the children of Abura Primary School?  Well here are the children receiving their latest influx of uniform and displaying their badges proudly!  Well done Millfield; keep up the good work!


Living and Breathing

I received an email from Dr Paul Eghan at the Effia Nkwanta hospital thanking me for the amazing oxygen masks donated by Burton Hospital.  Here is a quote from his email:

The child with the face mask on was critically ill with a hemoglobin concentration of 2.5g/dl. The face mask fitted comfortably on his face and he didn’t struggle as much as he would have done if we had used an improvised nasogastric tube as nasal cannulas. We were able to transfuse him using a cannula in the external jugular vein and he survived.”

You can see a photograph of the little boy in the story with his oxygen mask fitting comfortably.  Well done Burton Hospital and special thanks to Sue Smith; I hope this and the other photographs speak for themselves.  Thank you!


Borderless…

The photographs below are from the first shipment we have sent to the children supported by Borderless Aid Foundation and their leader James Arthur.  In conjunction with their project we hope to build the first free school in the refugee camp of Gomoa Buduburam.  Our fundraising at the Winery will help us make the first donation!

 


A visit to…

Millfield Primary

The children of Millfield Primary School in Tamworth heard today about how their donated uniform had reached Ghana safely and was being enjoyed by the children of Abura Primary School alongside plenty of other things that were sent to the school.

Millfield Primary also saw the design for the badge that they are going to have made for the children of Abura and thoroughly enjoyed playing “Spot the Millfield Jumper” in photographs like the one in this post.  All in all, it was a great morning and I hope that the school will continue to support us, maybe we’ll see a few people at the Raising Hope event – who knows!  Lets hope so!

Thanks Millfield –  you are all GREAT!


Abura Schools

Below are some pictures of the children in Abura RC Primary and Seconday School receiving the pens, pencils, crayons and other supplies that we sent to them.  I also have a letter now from the school thanking Millfield Primary for their generous contribution of the uniforms that they no longer need.


Abura Football Teams

I am so thrilled to be able to share with you all the photographs of the football kit we sent being put to good use in the village of Abura!  Pictured below are the Under 12s and the Under 18s, they are unfortunately not really smiling but it seems Ghanaians never really do in photgraphs!  I can’t even begin to imagine how proud they must be!


Raising Hope

At the Winery on the 7th August – A fabulous three course meal, a drink on arrival, live musical entertainment and a great family day of fun including face painting, a bubble machine, a treasure hunt and lots of other games to play AND a charity auction which lots of very special prizes!  Click on the banner to order tickets (Adults £25, Children £10).

 


Thank You

We raised £2580.00!

Our incredible day at the Winery raised £2580.00, a shed load of donations, a fantastic amount of awareness and a great deal of laughter and enjoyment!  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all of your support – this fundraising has taken us over the threshold for our charity status application AND has taken us a huge step closer to building a school and sending a second shipment!  THANK YOU.


The February Shipment…

On the 27.2.11 Thomas Okyere collected our 9 filled boxes ready for shipment! We have sent 3 to the orphanage, 4 to the village, 1 to the hospital and 1 to the football team filled with all of the goodies mentioned before. I am so excited because Thomas is actually going out to Ghana himself and will be hand delivering the boxes to the people I have designated for each cause; this is service that is second to none and also very safe. Thank you so much to everyone who contributed. I have 15 more boxes that need filling so contact me if you’re interested in the next shipment!


The Next Shipment

There were a lot of things donated before my trip to Ghana which I sadly could not fit in my bags, however the good news is that we now have enough money to send those, and more things that have since been donated on the 15 February 2011! Our next shipment will contain; children’s clothing, soft toys, pens, pencils, notebooks, balls and skipping ropes as well as some medical supplies including two oxygen saturation monitors and enough football kit for 30 children thanks to your kind monetary and goods donations! A fantastic effort! Thank you to all of our supporters!