There’s no place like home

For vulnerable children, Coronavirus isn’t just a health crisis but a very real emergency: they risk losing their loving homes and entire childhoods to the neglect of an orphanage. They need our help.

Thankfully, when it comes to fundraising, being stuck at home doesn’t mean being stuck for ideas!

By joining us and Team Hope with friends, family or colleagues and taking part in one of the activities below you can help ensure children grow up in loving families, both today and in the future.


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Take part in The 2.6 ChallengeDonate your day • Run The (virtual) Family MarathonPledge your special occasionShare your #HomeComforts


Take part in The 2.6 Challenge

Join Team Hope and the rest of the UK from 26 April for The 2.6 Challenge.

This can be any activity you like, from running 2.6 miles with a wheelbarrow, balancing on one leg for 26 minutes or knitting something 26 metres long!

Whatever your age or ability you can take part. After all we’re not looking for superheroes, we’re looking for Home Heroes.

Start my 2.6 Challenge today!

Run The (virtual) Family Marathon

Getting through this challenging time as a family or group of friends is more of a marathon than a sprint… So why not run a marathon distance between you?

Inspired by The Family Marathon, our very own big event in 2019, here’s your chance to conquer 26.2 miles as a team. Get together virtually with 26 friends and run one mile each, or spread the distance between a smaller team.

That’s exactly what the Whittaker family from Berkshire did. They all ran 5km as a family, then mum and dad took over to run the rest. They even counted Sadie the dog’s efforts, too!

Start our Family Marathon today!

Pledge your special occasion

Celebrating birthdays or other special occasions can feel a bit underwhelming at the moment.

But you can still make it a big occasion: pledge your day by asking friends and family for donations instead of gifts to help ensure all children have something worth celebrating—a loving family.

Pledge my special occasion now!

Share your #HomeComforts

Cook your favourite meal that reminds you of home, share it across your social media channels, and raise awareness of Hope and Homes for Children.

You could share your best snacks, a meal cooked by the kids or your most prized family recipe… Feel free to use your imagination, get your family involved and get creative!

When you post on social media, don’t forget to tag your friends and family so they can share their #HomeComforts too, use the hashtags #RateMyPlate, #StrongerTogether, #AlwaysFamilyNeverOrphanages and of course tag @HopeandHomes!

By joining Team Hope you can…

  • Jacinta

    Keep families together,
    helping children like Jacinta stay where they belong with the people who love them.

    It costs on average £600 to help a vulnerable family stay together when they face challenges like poverty, disability or discrimination.

  • Georgi

    Reunite families,
    helping children like Georgi come back to the people they belong with.

    It costs on average £1,140 to rescue a child from an orphanage and reunite them with their own family, supported to stay together.

  • Uwera

    Build new families,
    giving children like Uwera a place to belong and someone to love them.

    It costs on average £1,680 to provide a child from an orphanage with a new family, and support them to stay together.

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