HOPE for a full house at charity Slumdog screening

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Bedford’s HOPE group is hosting a charity screening of Slumdog Millionaire this Friday (17 January) at The Quarry Theatre of St. Luke’s to raise money for the charity that helps street children in India.

The film itself follows a former Indian street child who ends up on the game show ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire’.

Tickets for Slumdog Millionaire screening are £10.00 and can be booked via the Quarry Theatre Box Office on 01234 362337 or online at www.quarrytheatre.org.uk.

Due to the generosity of The Quarry all proceeds will go directly to HOPE.

The Hope Foundation was set up in 1999 by Cork native Maureen Forest.  

Her aim was to raise funds for one girl’s home. Today the HOPE Foundation provides support to more than 60 projects in healthcare, education, child protection, vocational training and capacity building of vulnerable individuals and communities in Kolkata, India.

HOPE works primarily with the street and slum children of Kolkata and over 2.7 million people have benefited, both directly and indirectly, from HOPE’s interventions since 1999.  

Bedford’s own HOPE group was founded by Jacqueline Merne and is made up of other local women of different backgrounds and races.

Following the success of their last event, they are back at The Quarry Theatre, 26 St. Peters Street, Bedford on 17 January for a digitally remastered screening of Slumdog Millionaire.

This Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA winning film tells the story of Jamal Malik, a penniless, eighteen year old orphan from the Juhu slums of Mumbai, who comes within one question of winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India’s Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

Tickets for Slumdog Millionaire screening are £10.00 and can be booked via the Quarry Theatre Box Office on 01234 362337 or online at http://www.quarrytheatre.org.uk.

Due to the generosity of The Quarry all proceeds will go directly to HOPE.


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