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Mar 13, 2019

An Irish Blessing

Happy St Patrick's Day
Happy St Patrick's Day

There are many who are preparing for another St Patrick's Day parade, to celebrate everything 'Irish' as well as to honour the country's patron saint.  

Hope Trust, as an Irish Charity, are proud of their heritage and would like to mark and celebrate the many who have given to us over the past three years.  It would be an honour to remember, and share with you, part of St.Patrick's breastplate prayer.  We would hope to bless you with this Irish blessing and to trust that you will experience some strength yourself as you need it.

Thank you for your support of us as we seek to support those who have lost hope in life.

I arise today, through
The strength of heaven,
The light of the sun,
The radiance of the moon,
The splendor of fire,
The speed of lightning,
The swiftness of wind,
The depth of the sea,
The stability of the earth,
The firmness of rock.

I arise today, through
God's strength to pilot me,
God's might to uphold me,
God's wisdom to guide me,
God's eye to look before me,
God's ear to hear me,
God's word to speak for me,
God's hand to guard me,
God's shield to protect me,
God's host to save me
From snares of devils,
From temptation of vices,
From everyone who shall wish me ill,
afar and near

 

 

Feb 1, 2019

Bereavement Support Group

Greetings!  

We have found ourselves really busy from day one of 2019 and are encouraged by an increase in numbers of people seeking counselling.  Paradoxically it is sad that people find themselves in a place where they need help, but it is good that they are seeking support to work through issues.

We have met with a group of people during January who are eager to attend a Bereavement Support Group.  We will be running this in Athlone in the Midlands and also plan to run another later in the year in Galway.  We know that some attending have experienced deep and painful losses and are really wanting support to reconcile their loss.  

Your support and contributions have continued to be an enormous blessing to our small charity and have really assisted us in extending help into the community.  This has covered room hire for our groups and some of the counsellor expenses incurred through offering counselling.

We are in the process of developing some new programmes which we hope to introduce this year.  With an increase in adolescent suicide and self harm we are proposing introducing some workshops on adolescent mental health.  We hope to keep you updated on this new project.

Please know that you are making a difference to people here in Ireland!

Thank you

Nov 9, 2018

Seasons greetings!

GIVING TUESDAY IRELAND
GIVING TUESDAY IRELAND

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the part you played in supporting Hope Trust over the past two years.  Your generosity in giving through Global Giving has really helped our charity to continue to offer support to those in need within the community in Ireland, particularly in Athlone, Galway and Roscommon.

We would also like to wish you a joyous end of year season and that you and your loved ones remain safe and blessed over the Christmas period.  

We have been informed by Global Giving that they are extending a special day of giving on Tuesday 27th November, 2018, and that charities receiving donations on that day may be eligible to receive proportional funds to match your giving on that day.  What an amazing opportunity to see one's giving doubled and helping twice as much!

We are asking if you would consider donating again to Hope Trust through Global Giving?                   If your answer is yes, would you consider donating on the 27th November?                                      This may make Hope Trust eligible to receive increased donations.

Thanks for reading this and considering us.  Even if you dont feel able to support us at this time, we thank you for your previous giving and trust that you will receive all that you need at this time.

God bless you all!

 
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