We are looking for Volunteer Mentors!

Would you like to make a difference in the life of a young asylum seeker or refugee? Hope for the Young’s Mentors help young asylum seekers and refugees to overcome the challenges facing them upon arriving in the UK, including a lack of social support, language barriers, mental health difficulties, and the long period of…

Annual Sponsored Walk 2019!

One year on from our incredible walk through Epping Forest where we raised a whopping £20,000, we decided to do it all over again! Only this time, we chose to walk 8 miles through the beautiful Hampstead Heath to say a huge THANK YOU to everybody who has supported us over the past year. 2019 truly...

Tom’s Epic Bike Ride!

On Tuesday 13th August, our good friend and incredible supporter Tom Knight-Gaynor, set off on a bike ride of epic proportions - all in aid of Hope for the Young!! Tom headed to the North of Spain to cycle a total distance of 240km from Bilbao to Llanes. Tom cycled on his own, with only a...

The Big Half: A blog post by Lara Pawson!

Had we known we were going to be racing against Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah, we might never have agreed to run The Big Half on Sunday 10 March. In blissful ignorance, the three of us – that’s me, Julian Richards and Tim Cotton – enthusiastically took up the challenge to run 13.1 miles through…

Training Workshop for Mentors

On Thursday 7th March, we had another of our quarterly training workshops and this time, invited mental health and safeguarding expert Mary Webb to come and talk to us about “supporting separated young people affected by trauma“. As always, we had an incredibly productive session discussing how trauma can impact our mentees’ lives and how…

Winter Party

To celebrate a year of successes and to get the Hope for the Young family together, we decided to throw a Winter Party on Sunday 10th February! While in summer we like to gather outdoors in the park, for our Winter Party we opted for the cosy space of the Brixton Pound Café, a lovely community…

Sponsored Walk – Mission Accomplished!

We did it! We walked 10 miles through Epping Forest on Saturday 22nd September, and had a wonderful time along the way. Although the weather wasn’t always on our side, it didn’t dampen anybody’s spirits and we finished in a record-breaking time.  There were supporters, trustees, volunteers and keen walkers. Starting from The Holly Trail...

Football Tournament

We’d like to say a big thank you to our corporate partner TELSTRA UK for organising a 5-a-side football tournament for their employees in aid of Hope for the Young on Thursday 2nd August. Hope for the Young also entered a team and whilst England might not have won the World Cup this year, our…

Summer Party

At Hope for the Young we work hard to help young people achieve their targets and access education. But we also like a good party! To celebrate everybody’s achievements and to say well done for all their hard work, we decided to make the most of this summer’s amazing weather and have a Summer Party...

Refugee Week – Q&A with Matt

WhatCharity.com matches small charities and great causes like ours, with individuals and organisations wanting to help. During Refugee Week they were really keen to find out more about the issues refugees and asylum-seekers face from the perspective of someone who sees these problems first-hand. Check out their inspiring interview with our very own Project and Development…