Supporting us

As a Christian charity we rely on the support of our community to enable us to provide services to some of the most vulnerable people in our society, from refugees, people struggling to provide food for their families and those stuck, often through no fault of their own, in the downward spiral of debt. The people we work with are so grateful to receive help and it is a privilege to bring hope to others and contribute to relieving poverty.

Some of the ways in which you can support us are through volunteering, choosing Hope Central and donating food.

Volunteering…

We are so grateful to all our volunteers, without whom we wouldn’t be able run our services. Thank you. We have room for more volunteers!

Hope centres

Could you volunteer at one of our Hope Centres to set up, prepare drinks, make lunch, befriend others?

befriending

Could you become a befriender for clients who use the CAP Debt Centre?

packing

Could you pack food parcels either in Handforth or Knutsford? This can be regularly or infrequently to cover volunteer absences

supporting & Assisting

Could you support local refugees with English lessons and appointments? Or could you assist on one of our courses – Money Course, Job Club, Like Skills, etc?

Choose Hope Central…

At tesco

If you are shopping at Tesco, please support us by selecting Hope Central when you pop your blue token into the charity box. Thank you!

at the co-op

Become a CO-OP member and select Hope Central as your chosen charity.

at amazon

If you shop with Amazon Smile support Hope Central by making us your charity

Donating food…

We provide about 80 food hampers a week to families and individuals who live in poverty. To fill our food hampers we rely on the generosity of our local community – churches, schools, community groups and individuals, as well as supermarkets and businesses. We welcome any food donations, personal hygiene items and cleaning products (see above). Please drop off any donations:


Monday to Friday 11am-12pm at the back of St Chad’s, Handforth SK9 3ES

Monday to Friday 9am-3pm at The Welcome Knutsford WA16 8PD

Saturday 10am-11am at St Benedict’s Church, Handforth SK9 3AD


Visit our blog for more information about our latest requirements for food hampers.


“I’m very glad that I volunteered with Hope Central. The organisation tries to help with the community’s real problems, not only the easy parts. I’ve enjoyed being part of a harmonious team that contributes to making some difference to people’s lives in our community”

“The thought of people in the UK in the 21st century not having enough money to buy food upsets me and inspired me to volunteer. A few hours each week is a small gift, but it’s good, practical ‘work’.”

“These people have faced such difficulties in their lives so putting aside time each week to help them learn some English and feel comfortable in the UK is the least I can do.”

JOHN