In 2001 …’I had a Dream…’ To Provide an Environment with Opportunities for the People who needed ‘more help and support’ to reach their full potential. The Hope Centre was ‘born’ in 2004, building on 25 years of experience community development and engagement. I was inspired by the story of a little boy and his starfish.
A man saw a boy throwing starfish into the ocean.
He asked the boy why he was doing this and the boy said,
“The sun is up and the tide is going out. If I don't throw them in, they'll die."
The man looked at the miles and miles of beach and saw starfish everywhere.
“You just saved one starfish. You can never save all of them. What difference will it make?”
The boy smiled and said,
“It made a difference to that one.”
Since opening, the Hope Centre has encouraged, supported and ‘helped to move on in their lives’ over 7000 people.