Emma Reynolds, MP for Wolverhampton North East, has attended celebrations to mark the 30th anniversary of the Hope Community Project in Heath Town. The project was started in 1985 by the Infant Jesus Sisters, and in 1994 they started a partnership with Father Hudson’s Care. In 1999 they opened the Hope Family Centre in Chervil Rise, and now have 5 staff along with a large team of volunteers. The project specialises in outreach to local residents. Activities include events for isolated pensioners, youth groups, support for children at risk of exclusion from school, and English language classes.

Emma said “I was delighted to attend the 30th anniversary celebrations of the Hope Community Project. This project has done fantastic work in the Heath Town area since it was established three decades ago.”

“I want to congratulate and thank Sue Allen and her team of staff and volunteers for the all work that they have put in over the past 30 years in the community, and that they continue to do in the area, helping local residents.”

“The Hope Community Projects does marvellous work with local young people and families, helping children stay in school and promoting women’s empowerment. The outreach they do with elderly people is also vital in combatting the isolation many people can find later in life.”