10 students from Gaelcholáiste na Mara in Arklow along with their teacher Aaron Mac Fhionnlaoich and Fiona Redmond are organising a Bungee Jump in aid of the Hope Foundation.
The Hope Foundation is a Irish charity working with street and slum children in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), India. HOPE funds and operates over 60 projects in Kolkata that offer child protection, education, healthcare, training and an emergency response to those who are most forgotten.
Students from Gaelcholáiste na Mara in Arklow are participating in the Hope Foundations School Immersion Programme. Through this programme students are afforded the unique opportunity to travel to Kolkata for one week and to visit the projects. They will witness, first-hand, the work of HOPE and the extremities of life in Kolkata.
This October 10 students from Gaelcholáiste na Mara will travel to Kolkata. The group have raised over €10,000 so far through cake sales, coffee mornings, school events and sales of the Hope chocolate bars.
Our biggest event is yet to come. We are organising a 160ft Bungee Jump in Moneylands Farm, Arklow on the 20th May 2018. We are looking for people willing to bungee jump for this fantastic cause. We aim to have 60 people ‘Jump for HOPE’ on the day and each jumper must raise a minimum of €250 for the charity.
We have a registration day in the Bridgewater Shopping Centre, Arklow, on Saturday the 31st of March from 12 – 4 were you can sign up in person or talk to a member of our group about the Bungee Jump.
This is a fantastic opportunity for our students to experience the work of the Hope Foundation first hand and to witness the impact fundraising and volunteer work can make to the people most affected in Kolkata. We would be so grateful if you could help us make this happen.