How to Help

There are many ways you can help Hope UK

By giving…

Preventing drug-related harm and enabling children and young people to live their lives to the full requires long-term commitment.

It costs nearly £1,250 to train one Voluntary Drug Educator (with a 120 hour course accredited with the Open College Network). After this initial training, it costs around £450 per year to provide each volunteer with travelling expenses, educational resources and the ongoing support and encouragement they need, including an annual conference. In return, these highly committed men and women give their time freely to enable children and young people to make drug-free choices.

This approach will repay your investment many times over by promoting good health and good citizenship — helping young people to be positive role models for their peers.

Visit Make a Gift to find out more about how you can support Hope UK financially or click on the ‘Donate Now’ button.

We have a range of fundraising packs available to help you hold a fundraising event; for example, a coffee morning, alcohol-free bar or a party.  Whatever your fundraising idea, Hope UK can help you with resources to make the event special.  Contact us for a pack or for more information about what is available.

You could also make Hope UK your charity of choice when you shop online using ‘Give as you live’.

For further information for trusts and companies wishing to support Hope UK, click on the links.

By recycling…

Recycle unwanted jewellery (gold and silver, costume jewellery and watches) as well as mobiles and old UK or foreign currency and make money for Hope UK.   Click here for more details and instructions.

We are also recycling postage stamps through ‘Fundraising Stamps’.  You can send stamps to our HQ address for sorting and trimming by a volunteer.

By inviting an Educator…

Educators can provide drug awareness sessions for children, young people and those with responsibility for them, but only if they are given the opportunity!   Some of them are also able to deliver Hope UK’s two-day training courses for youth workers and family workers (accredited with the Open College Network).  Please complete the booking form and submit.  You could also ring 0207 928 0848 with details  of your booking.

By telling others about Hope UK…

We have leaflets you can use if you would like to promote the work of Hope UK in your church or other social group.  It may also be possible to book a Drug Educator to give a 5-minute (or longer) presentation.

By becoming a voluntary Drug Educator…

Hope UK is looking for Christians able to commit at least three hours per month to helping young people in their communities avoid drug and alcohol-related harm. Click here to find out more.

By becoming a member of Hope UK…

Membership is free to anyone willing to adopt a lifestyle free from the use of alcohol, tobacco and illegal drugs. We ask this because individuals willing to stand out from the crowd can positively influence those around them.  People notice when you don’t drink alcohol.  With 36 children a day being admitted to hospital because of their alcohol consumption, there is a great need for consistent and unambiguous adult role models demonstrating that alcohol is not an indispensable part of life.  Click here to download our membership form.