About Focus 4 Hope
We are a community based group in Brighouse set up amongst some friends who want to make a difference to our community.
We predominantly work with our local elderly and isolated/lonely individuals, local homeless and also the refugee crisis.
We are working towards gaining charity status which involves raising money with fund raising events such as charity balls, children’s parties, coffee mornings, and sponsored challenges.
We then put this back into the community and organise a variety of events.
In December we hosted a three course Christmas meal and party at St John’s Divine Church, Rastrick. We served 85 elderly and isolated people, from the Calderdale and Kirklees area. It was a wonderful event and our guests were entertained with live music, dancing and bingo games. The guests also get to meet new similar like-minded people and make new friends to help combat loneliness. We provided all the food, refreshments and entertainment and it was a true success.
We feed the homeless every fortnight in Leeds. We ask for local companies to sponsor the feed events and at present Elland Round Table have sponsored the next few feeds. This again has become a huge success and we feed on average 70 homeless people each evening.
We collect donations to help the refugees which have settled here in the UK and also send donations abroad to help the growing need. We volunteer two-three times a year with Help Refugees in Calais where we will help prepare food for 2500 refugees and deliver a van full of donations too.