Welcome to the work of hope trust. We are a local Christian charity serving Felixstowe and the surrounding area, working with people aged 50+, however our Christian heritage should not be seen as a barrier; we work with people who need us, regardless of faith or ethnicity. Currently our major focus is on the relief of loneliness and our aim is to encourage people to come out of their homes, into a welcoming and relaxed setting, where they can meet up and chat with others; finding new communities and groups of people to connect with.
To find out more visit the About Us page.
Tell me the old, old story
Recently we've noticed that, sadly, we seem to be visiting hospitals more often at the moment, attending more funerals and hearing of people we have got to know over the years starting to suffer bouts of ill health. The good news is that our wonderful NHS is doing a great job in getting many ready for a return to their homes. Where this hasn’t been possible it’s been good to stand with a family in their grief and share stories of how the person they have loved has also touched the lives of both ourselves and those who come along to Hope Trust activities.
We realise that the intrinsic message of what we here at Hope Trust does, why we exist never changes, however, we do need to find new ways to share this news with people, the challenge is how to do that in a new and fresh way? So that is where we currently are - trying to find new ways to share with people that the work of Hope Trust really does make a difference, seeking to reach a new group of people to swell the numbers of those who already join us so that they too can say ‘It’s been good to join you this morning, it really does make a difference.’ Ideas such as a ‘letter writing buddy,’ finding people willing to invite 3 or 4 older people to join them for afternoon tea, or copying the joining in the Bisto/Contact the Elderly initiative and inviting someone to join us/you for Sunday lunch (www.bistotogetherproject.com/sparechairsunday) are part of that new approach, as is continuing to remind everyone we meet of the good things that already take place here at Hope Trust, as well as the many, many excellent activities run by local churches, community groups and charities in the town.
Rosaline School of Dance - Thank you
Our thanks to the school's principal Rosie Fuller for nominating Hope Trust to be the recipients of funds raised at the Rosaline School of Dance recent concert, held on 21st May. We were delighted and amazed to receive a cheque for £250, which we will use wisely in delivering the ongoing work of Hope Trust. Rosie shared that she would be happy to prepare her girls to give performances at suitable sites and occasions, to find out more, simply get in touch.
Rosie, thank you to you and your young performers for this amazing gift, we are truly delighted.