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About Voices of Hope

Initially established as an unregistered charity in 2019, we became fully registered with the UK Charity Commission in January 2020. We are passionate about seeing hope restored to people who are facing the harshest of life's battles that steal their hope away. It may be recovering from violence and abuse, dealing with long-term mental and physical health challenges, finding a home and being re-established into community or breaking the destructive cycle of isolation and social anxiety. In all of these things, we believe that hope is the seed of change.

Our mission is founded upon the running of choirs, but when the pandemic arrived we had to put those on pause and think about how we could continue serving the local community. Through partnership with Kingston Council and other local charities, an opportunity arose for us to help to feed the isolated and vulnerable of Kingston borough, so we took it and the rest, as they say, is history. You can find out more about how we transformed ourselves on this website, and how you could become part of the story.

Sarah Clay
Sarah Clay

Sarah is the founder and director of Voices of Hope. She has an MA in Music and Education from Cambridge University and is an Associate of the Royal College of Music. With many years of music teaching and conducting experience, she brings a high level of musical competence and experience to the task of leading VoH. Her innate passion and compassion produce a compelling desire to see people thriving within community, filled with hope, and into their own journey of healing, restoration and empowerment. She loves to see people believing in themselves, growing in confidence and taking steps towards fulfilling their potential. The projects undertaken by VoH under Sarah's leadership express these characteristics powerfully.

Sarah is a recipient of the Mayor of Kingston's Community Award 2020.

Behind the scenes VoH has a Board of Trustees and an Executive Team who bring a wide variety of skills and experience, supporting Sarah to fulfil the VoH mission.

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Board of Trustees

Behind the scenes VoH has a Board of Trustees who support Sarah and her team to fulfil the VoH mission.

Keith Calder (Chair)

Jeevan Mahesan (Treasurer)

Elizabeth Batha

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Key Documents

You can download a copy of key VoH documents here:

VoH Constitution

VoH GDPR Policy

VoH Safeguarding Policy

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© 2020 Voices of Hope

UK Charity Commission Registration 1187454

161A Clarence Road, Kingston-Upon-Thames, Surrey KT1 1QT