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Stories of Hope

Stories of Hope

By 100 Stories Of Hope
So many people currently are talking about hope, so we thought it would be interesting (and challenging) to speak to a wide variety of people, documenting 100 stories of hope over the weekend of the Captain Tom challenge. The plan is to release a large proportion of the stories over the weekend, and the rest in the week that follows.

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We made it!!!!!! The 100th story of hope - Anne Buckland Ep 100
In this story of hope, we celebrate making it to 100 stories of hope and share what hope looks like to Anne Buckland. In essence, hope looks like the journey of this podcast. 24 hours ago we weren’t even sure that it was going to be possible, but we closed the 4th day by recording the 100th episode.
07:47
May 10, 2021
Hope is ‘what if?’ - Anne Buckland Ep 99
In this story of hope, Anne Buckland shared what hope means to her - it’s the ‘what if’ in a situation. She also shares the story of how hope has kept her going, amidst starting a business and wanting to use comms for change.
07:35
May 10, 2021
A brother’s hope in a fight - Joel Buckland Ep 98
In this story of hope, Joel Buckland, CEO of We Do Stories, shares what hope looks like to him, and a couple of stories from his youth, where a community rallied around a family, to see them have a better future, and also a fight was changed thanks to the bold hope brought by a friend.
08:13
May 9, 2021
Hope is a force for action - Joel Buckland Ep 97
In this story of hope, Joel Buckland, CEO We Do Stories, shares what hope looks like to him. To Joel, hope is inextricably tied into action. As we hope for something different - hope is a force for action.
07:15
May 9, 2021
Hope in the environment - Michael Pocock Ep 96
In this story of hope, Michael Pocock, an ecological scientist, shares his hopes for the environment, and also the hope that can be found in nature. He also shares how his faith helps him to appreciate the world around us.
07:37
May 9, 2021
Frustration into invention - Helen Holyer Ep 95
This story of hope from Helen Holyer shows a hope that was found in frustration, and how she and her partner Steve worked hard to solve that frustration. The creation of Easy Accessibility brought together in the hope that it would help build a more accessible world for many
03:21
May 9, 2021
Fully committed - Paul Windo Ep 94
In this story of hope, comms manager of Urban Saints, Paul Windo, shares his thoughts on what hope looks like, and believes that hope often comes when someone is fully committed to change. He uses the story of Know the Origin, and the experience of watching its founder, Charlotte, build the company on a fully focussed commitment to use what she had in her hands for good.
06:25
May 9, 2021
Hope in youth - Paul Windo Ep 93
In this story of hope, Paul Windo, comms manager for Urban Saints, shares his thoughts on what hope is, and how hope is so often found in youth. He shares the inspirational story of Marcus Rashford and his commitment to using his platform for a purpose.
05:53
May 9, 2021
Some reflections on Easter Saturday - Maha Mansour Ep 92
In this story of hope, Maha Mansour, neonate consultant shares some thoughts on Easter Saturday, and why it was that day that required the most hope of all. Today is Easter Sunday for the Coptic church, and it’s got her thinking afresh about what the Easter story means to her. Due to editing time - this story has been aired slightly later in the journey
06:23
May 9, 2021
Hope restored from the tunnel - Maha Mansour Ep 91
In this story of hope, Maha Mansour, neonate consultant, shares about how her parents were a beacon of hope to her and modelled out what hope looked like, despite having to move country quickly as a family a number of times. Due to editing time - this story has been aired slightly later in the journey
06:17
May 9, 2021
In the dark tunnel - Maha Mansour Ep 90
In this story of hope, Maha Mansour, neonate consultant, shares her thoughts on hope, and also the times in life where she’s felt in a dark tunnel and the things that helped to bring her out. Due to editing time - this story has been aired slightly later in the journey
05:40
May 9, 2021
The rock to stand on - Maha Mansour Ep 89
In this story of hope, Maha Mansour, neonate consultant shares her thoughts on what hope means, and how her faith gives her a rock to stand on through many difficult situations. Due to editing time - this story has been aired slightly later in the journey
08:26
May 9, 2021
Let’s try this another way - Adrian Sutton Ep 88
In this story of hope, Adrian Sutton shares how hope often looks like seeing another way through a problem, and how hope needs encouragers. But not just any encouragers, for hope to thrive, hope needs encouragers who will encourage someone to approach a situation in their own way, and not just a carbon copy of the other person.
09:46
May 9, 2021
Hope needs fairness - Adrian Sutton Ep 87
In this story of hope, Adrian Sutton shares his insight into what hope feels like, and also why hope needs fairness to fully thrive. As a retired teacher, he was very familiar with trying to remove obstacles for learning for students, and one student in particular sticks in his mind who, due to undiagnosed Dyslexia, needed some additional exam support to ensure that the grading was fair.
10:49
May 9, 2021
Ama back in business - Anne Buckland Ep 86
In this story of hope, we hear from the Daily Dose of Mercy, and the hope that can be brought by helping someone practically.
02:46
May 9, 2021
Pivoting in the pain - Marcel Green Ep 85
In this story of hope, Marcel Green shares how he has been able to pivot in the pain of battling an autoimmune disease, and how new paths are opening up that he felt had long since been closed. Unable to continue any more with his chosen career, Marcel is able to again pursue a career in creativity - one that he’d long since thought closed to him.
05:44
May 9, 2021
Hope after a difficult relationship - Marcel Green Ep 84
In this story of hope, Marcel Green shares how he found hope again, emerging from a toxic relationship. He shares how he found the strength to break free and start again on his own. It wasn’t long before a chance meeting fanned the fledgeling sparks of hope, into flames.
05:09
May 9, 2021
A wedding in Barbados - Marcel Green Ep 83
In this story of hope, Marcel Green shares his experience of finding hope in a dream fulfilled, in getting married in Barbados. His wedding plans were progressing in one direction, and then an appearance on Deal Or No Deal meant that there was a way of having the wedding of their dreams. It goes to show that a chance event has the potential to change everything. Not only his marriage but also his career.
06:19
May 9, 2021
Hope in unexpected places - Marcel Green Ep 82
In this story of hope, Marcel Green shares his experiences of finding hope amidst battling an autoimmune disease. He shares how the journey has led him to discover hope in his Christian faith afresh, and how the support of his family has been vital at this time. He shares that the hope often comes too in the kind words of strangers.
07:27
May 9, 2021
Don’t despise the small beginnings - Dawn Goodwin Ep 81
In this story of hope, Dawn Goodwin, Programmes director, Mozambique at World Vision, shares her experience from training to take part in marathons and Iron Man challenges. How does she approach the training?  By not despising the small beginnings. Sometimes the hardest step is just getting out of bed.
05:37
May 9, 2021
It’s tempting to get off the bike - Dawn Goodwin Ep 80
In this story of hope, Dawn Goodwin, Programmes director, Mozambique at World Vision, shares her inspiration for keeping going from her first Iron Man. It would have been possible to have just stopped, and enjoyed the shade of a tree. It would have been possible, but, a small voice encouraged her to keep going, one foot in front of the other.
05:31
May 9, 2021
A mango football - Dawn Goodwin Ep 79
In this story of hope, Dawn Goodwin, Programmes director, Mozambique at World Vision, shares how hope rises, when people chose to look at what’s around them and adapt. If something you were expecting doesn’t come along exactly as you’d hoped - has it come along in a different form?
05:30
May 9, 2021
The moment before the dawn - Dawn Goodwin Ep 78
In this story of hope, Dawn Goodwin, Programmes director, Mozambique at World Vision, shares what hope can look like, and where hope can be found, even in the midst of some incredibly difficult surroundings.
08:02
May 9, 2021
Strength to get out of the car - Dawn Goodwin Ep 77
In this story of hope, Dawn Goodwin, Programmes director, Mozambique at World Vision, shares what hope means to her, and how she found the strength to keep going, after the death of her father.
07:43
May 9, 2021
President Reagan Helps - Anne Buckland Ep 76
A story of hope from the Daily Dose of Mercy reminds us that we can’t help everyone, but we can help someone.
01:26
May 9, 2021
Freedom from tumours - Jitze Kramer Ep 75
In this story of hope, Jitze Kramer, VP of Global Brand for Mercy Ships, shares two inspiring stories that have stuck with him, of men freed from sizable facial tumours. Men who didn’t give up hoping that they may be able to access the surgery they needed.
03:29
May 3, 2021
Hope and Healing - Mercy Ships - Jitze Kramer Ep 74
In this story of hope, Jitze Kramer, VP of Global Brand for Mercy Ships, unpacks a little of the meaning of hope behind Mercy Ships phrase ‘hope and healing’ - exploring what hope looks like from both a volunteer’s perspective and also a patient.
06:31
May 3, 2021
The story of Gamai - Jitze Kramer Ep 73
In this story of hope, Jitze Kramer, VP of Global Brand for Mercy Ships, shares his thoughts on hope, and also his experience of witnessing a mother’s constant hope in the story of Gamai, a young girl who suffered terrible burns when a pot of boiling water fell on her as a child.
11:24
May 3, 2021
Hold on - a personal testimony - Gareth McNab Ep 72
In this story of hope, Gareth McNab, Director of External Affairs from Christians Against Poverty (CAP) shares what his hope is from. He shares his own testimony of when he felt like there was nothing for him left, and started plans to take his own life, when a still small voice made him hold on; taking him on a journey of faith and restoration.
07:03
May 3, 2021
John Kirkby - doing what you can with what you have - Gareth McNab Ep 71
In this story of hope, Gareth McNab, Director of External Affairs from Christians Against Poverty (CAP) shares his insight into what hope looks like, and shares the inspirational story of John Kirkby, founder of CAP.
08:04
May 3, 2021
William Wilberforce - big ambitions - Gareth McNab Ep 70
In this story of hope, Gareth McNab, Director of External Affairs from Christians Against Poverty (CAP) shares what hope means to him, and the inspiration he takes from the life of William Wilberforce. He shares some great insight, including the challenge - if we’re aiming at something that’s big enough for us to achieve by ourselves then we’re not aiming high enough.
08:42
May 3, 2021
Corrie Ten Boom - hope modelled out - Frank Stephenson Ep 69
In this story of hope, Frank Stephenson of TWR shares the inspiration of hope that can be found in the life of Corrie Ten Boom, and some of the stories that epitomise hope from her autobiography, The Hiding Place.
07:44
May 3, 2021
Hope in the isolation - Frank Stephenson Ep 68
In this story of hope, Frank Stephenson of TWR shares the role that media can play as a platform for bringing hope to people, particularly within isolation. The fact that the pandemic has put many more people into isolation due to lockdowns, means that sharing hope-filled stories through media has never been so important.
09:03
May 3, 2021
Hope is deeper than a good feeling - Frank Stephenson Ep 67
In this story of hope, Frank Stephenson of TWR shares how his grandfather, at 82, became a Christian after hearing the story of Corrie Ten Boom. He had heard about the faith throughout his life, but there was something in the story of Corrie Ten Boom that made him see it in the light of fresh hope.
10:21
May 3, 2021
Hope if often in what is not seen - Frank Stephenson Ep 66
In this story of hope, Frank Stephenson of TWR shares his thoughts on what hope means, and also how he was able to, through his faith, cling to hope when his mother was unexpectedly diagnosed with cancer in 2004.
08:52
May 3, 2021
Stories of hope - Laura Yates Ep 6
In this story of hope, Laura Yates, founder of Hilltop Hypnotherapy shares her own experiences of finding a well of strength for difficult times in the stories of others. When Laura was told that she’d have a 1% chance of walking again, she held onto hope through Christopher Reeve’s autobiography, someone who had gone through the same injury that she’d experienced.
08:07
May 3, 2021
Always ask twice - Laura Yates Ep 64
In this story of hope, Laura Yates, founder of Hilltop Hypnotherapy, shares some of the tips she has for holding onto hope, and the importance of reaching out to others if you’re in a difficult place. She also shares some tips of how we can help others, including always asking twice how someone is.
07:19
May 3, 2021
Holding onto the spark - Laura Yates Ep 63
In this story of hope, Laura Yates, founder of Hilltop Hypnotherapy, shares her inspiration of finding hope and holding onto the spark of hope, however faint it may be.
09:47
May 3, 2021
The hilltop hour - Laura Yates Ep 62
In this story of hope, Laura Yates, founder of Hilltop Hypnotherapy, shares what hope means to her, and also her experience of holding on to the spark of hope, after having a car crash at 18 years old that left her with significant damage to her spine. She was told that she was unlikely to walk again, and would not be able to have children. Now as a mum of two, she reflects on what it was that kept her going.
09:36
May 3, 2021
Inspiring hope in the next generation - Christine Brown Ep 61
In this story of hope, Christine Brown, Communities Manager at Mercy Ships, shares some insight from the work that she does with schools, and seeing children react and respond to hearing the stories of Mercy Ships impact. She shares how much hope can come when they hear of children having their lives changed, and how it drives many on to want to be the difference in their own lives.
07:44
May 3, 2021
Holding onto hope - Christine Brown Ep 60
In this story of hope, Christine Brown, Communities Manager at Mercy Ships, shares how she and her family held onto hope when her mother had a very unexpected heart attack in an airport. She also shares some inspiration of the people who helped her - and continuing the theme of the last podcast, shares how it was the hospital staff, and particularly a cleaner, that gave her hope to keep going in the early days.
09:34
May 3, 2021
Hope on the horizon - Christine Brown Ep 59
In this story of hope, Christine Brown, Communities Manager at Mercy Ships, shares some of her stories of her time serving with Mercy Ships, and witnessing the hope rising in patients faces as they walked up the gangway - 40 steps - as their hope became tangible, knowing that surgery would be provided. She also explores how everyone has a vital role to play, including the jobs it’s easy to take for granted.
07:26
May 3, 2021
Lockdown community spirit - Christine Brown Ep 58
In this story of hope, Christine Brown, Communities Manager at Mercy Ships, shares how she’s found hope in the pandemic, through the community groups that have sprung up online, and the community spirit in her town. She shares her hope that this community spirit will continue after lockdown eases.
08:48
May 3, 2021
Reflections entering day 4 of the challenge - holding onto hope - Anne Buckland Ep 57
40 podcasts to go, minus one now. This story of hope is a story of the challenge itself. The challenge has got a bit tricky, all due to outside factors beyond our control, so this podcast is one to invite you into the journey. We hope that we’re going to make the 100 stories in 4 days, and we hope that you’ll enjoy the journey today as we try.
02:53
May 3, 2021
Battling hope in this challenge - Anne Buckland Ep 56
It’s coming to the end of day 3, and a number of things have not gone to plan. Ironically battling a sense of seeking hope, amidst this challenge. Anne shares a few thoughts and updates of seeking hope to keep going, and a pertinent story from the Daily Dose of Mercy
03:41
May 3, 2021
Hope through vulnerability - Polis Loizou Ep 55
In this story of hope, Polis Loizou, author, shares how he found hope in people restored when he went through a reading of a particular vulnerable and personal subject.
06:15
May 3, 2021
The boy who draws cats - Polis Loizou Ep 54
In this story of hope, Polis Loizou, author, shares some inspiration about hope looking to folklore and mythology and shares a very special Japanese story of ‘the boy who draws cats’ - a source of hope for many.
08:01
May 3, 2021
Hope sometimes looks like kittens - Polis Loizou Ep 53
In this story of hope, Polis Loizou, author, shares his thought that hope sometimes looks like the promise that you see in young animals or children. He shares some of the hope that he’s needed to hold onto when hoping for a family with his husband.
06:24
May 3, 2021
Hope is dreaming of better - Polis Loizou Ep 52
In this story of hope, Polis Loizou, Author, shares what hope means to him, and a very special story of long lost photographs eventually returned. He also shares his hopes for the future of Cyprus, his motherland.
07:22
May 3, 2021
Hope feels like a tingling feeling - Mark Lane Ep 51
In this story of hope, garden guru Mark Lane shares what feels like to him. The same feeling in his arms that he felt in the hospital when he knew that he had to try to sit up in the aftermath of recovery from his accident. The feeling that spurs on to action.
04:32
May 3, 2021
Intentionally creating spaces to find hope - Mark Lane Ep 50
In this story of hope, garden guru Mark Lane shares what hope looks like to him, and his very personal journey of finding hope after his father died - and how he learnt to intentionally create spaces in his garden that he could always find hope in.
08:10
May 3, 2021
The dependable hope that nature brings - Mark Lane Ep 49
In this story of hope, garden guru Mark Lane shares the hope that he found in nature, following a car accident that left him disabled and needing to find hope and strength to emerge in a new way. He shares the hope that he found in nature around him, and the inspiration from his partner and also nature to build a new career from the change.
11:48
May 3, 2021
Seeing Hope rising - Jude Lewis Ep 48
In these 2 stories of hope, Jude Lewis, founder of Hey Jude Fitness, shares a couple of stories from her very unique personal fitness approach that has seen countless clients rise again. She includes the story of a client who felt that fitness was beyond her abilities and the strength that she discovered in herself, beyond the gym and into her life in general.
06:52
May 3, 2021
Encouraging hope - Jude Lewis Ep 47
In this story of hope, Jude Lewis, founder of Hey Jude Fitness, shares her experience of working alongside people, helping them to rediscover their hope.
06:55
May 3, 2021
A French lesson - Jude Lewis Ep 46
In this story of hope, Jude Lewis, founder of Hey Jude Fitness, shares her insight from a personal training perspective of what hope looks like, as she works with clients who so often feel that hope of fitness is initially beyond them. She also shares some tips for how she keeps her own hope alive, and lessons in hope that she learnt as an 11 year old on a school trip to France.
04:10
May 3, 2021
An unsure hope - Anne Buckland Ep 45
In this very brief episode of stories of hope, we share a couple of challenges in our journey to 100 on day 3 and the vulnerability that comes with that.
01:23
May 3, 2021
Using what you have - Mark Williams Ep 44
In this story of hope, Mark Williams, founder of Limb Art shares how he’s held onto hope, and seeing the ripple effects from an action that he at first thought nothing of. What started as a way of him regain some self-esteem by having a molded prosthetic leg covering, has turned into a thriving business (Limb Art) that now gives so many other people hope. bit.ly/3nl40LH
08:42
May 3, 2021
Radiators and Drains - Mark Williams Ep 43
In this story of hope, Mark Williams, founder of Limb Art shares his experience of building from what could have been a very bleak picture, to winning the bronze and silver medals for swimming in the Seoul Paralympics and going to win the overall world title the year after. He has lived his life embracing hope, and sets the brilliant challenge of are we a radiator or a drain? (And when radiators need to share heat with drains). bit.ly/3nl40LH
09:01
May 3, 2021
An unexpected amputation - Mark Williams Ep 42
In this story of hope, Mark Williams, founder of Limb Art shares his incredible journey holding onto hope when as a 10-year-old boy he lost his leg through a cycling accident. He shares how the community and others gave him and his family hope that he would still be able to grow from this and how important it is to start by giving out hope to others.
06:17
May 3, 2021
When things don’t go to plan - Jo Balaam Ep 41
In this story of hope, Jo Balaam, CEO of Mercy Ships UK, shares a very personal story about how she’s learnt to seek out hope in her own life, and how to she managed to hold onto hope when her A-Levels didn’t go to plan. Jo share’s about how her own Christian faith has kept her filled with hope in difficult times and also shares some tips that anyone can use for seeking out hope.
09:50
May 2, 2021
Hope builds a legacy - Jo Balaam Ep 40
In this story of hope, Jo Balaam, CEO of Mercy Ships UK, shares how a legacy of hope can be left when an organisation looks for what they can pass on. Rather than just giving life-changing surgery, she explores how Mercy Ships partners with countries to provide free training to increase the medical potential within the countries they work with. bit.ly/3nl40LH
07:30
May 2, 2021
The boy with windswept legs - Jo Balaam Ep 39
In this story of hope, Jo Balaam, CEO of Mercy Ships UK, speaks about how we can find out what hope looks like, by exploring what hopelessness is. Hopelessness is still, and consuming, hope if active and giving. She also shares the story of Djeco, a little boy with windswept legs due to malnutrition who received hope in the form of life-changing surgery. bit.ly/3nl40LH
07:18
May 2, 2021
Surgery in a Cave - Anne Buckland Ep 38
The last podcast of day 2. In this story of hope, we hear from the Daily Dose of Mercy, and finding hope in a dusty chalke cave in Syria (and some reflections on the conflict and the people caught up in it) bit.ly/3nl40LH
03:37
May 2, 2021
Rescuing Hope - Anne Buckland Ep 37
In this story of hope, we hear from the Daily Dose of Mercy, and the rescue of a 2-year-old boy who was living in a seemingly hopeless situation bit.ly/3nl40LH
01:56
May 2, 2021
A Merciful Cup of Coffee - Anne Buckland Ep 36
In this story of hope, we hear from the Daily Dose of Mercy, and how an unexpected act of kindness from a stranger, can totally change someone’s day bit.ly/3nl40LH
01:56
May 2, 2021
The Ugly Blanket - Anne Buckland Ep 35
In this story of hope, we explore a story that shows that hope is about perception. So often we act or don’t act on our own perception of a scenario, and yet we need to remember that it’s the perception of the other person that matters. A seemingly small thing to us, can be hugely significant in the other person’s eyes.
01:34
May 2, 2021
Ravette’s cheerleaders - Anne Buckland Ep 34
In this story of hope, we hear from the Daily Dose of Mercy, and the power of simply cheering someone on. bit.ly/3nl40LH
03:34
May 2, 2021
Reflections on day 2, and the Indoor Parade - Anne Buckland Ep 33
In this story of hope, Anne Buckland reflects on the second day of conversations and exploration of what hope means to people, and where it can be found. She also shares an inspiring story for A Daily Dose of Mercy. bit.ly/3nl40LH
06:21
May 2, 2021
Blind hope - the bravery of going first - Bev Reardon Ep 32
In this story of hope, education consultant Bev Reardon shares her journey of going first in a scarecrow competition at the beginning of lockdown and hoping that others would follow in her efforts to make VE Day special in her village. Follow they did, and her actions of instigation inspired others to join in for a wonderful community celebration. bit.ly/3nl40LH
08:30
May 2, 2021
Taking time to stand and stare - Bev Reardon Ep 31
In this story of hope, education consultant Bev Reardon shares some thoughts on what hope looks like, and how she found hope at the beginning of the pandemic by challenging herself to stand and stare and appreciate the beauty around her. Hope sometimes comes by taking time to appreciate what’s around us. bit.ly/3nl40LH
06:47
May 2, 2021
Committing to having hope - Andrea Yearsley Ep 29
In this story of hope, motivational coach Andrea Yearsley shares her tips for how she and her family have kept focussing on hope through the pandemic, and also how she learnt to keep focused on hope when she lost her father at a young age. She talks about how hope is a decision, and a commitment; that it’s not about control, rather it’s about letting go and fixing focus. bit.ly/3nl40LH
12:05
May 2, 2021
Hope is where you focus - Andrea Yearsley Ep 28
In this story of hope, motivational coach Andrea Yearsley shares her story of journeying for years with infertility, and how she kept going and didn’t give up hope, despite many people around her telling her to give up. We unpack how hope is a conscious decision, and a few tips for keeping going and fixing your focus on what could be, even when others around are saying it’s time to give up.
10:11
May 2, 2021
Heart open purpose evolving - Sarah Griffiths Ep 27
In this story of hope, Sarah Griffiths from Wheelie Momma shares her story of how she’s unpacked hope over the years. From feeling hopeless, and being told many times in her life that certain things would be impossible for her, as a disabled woman, and the journey she’s been on to prove to herself that not only can she do all these things, but she can do more too. Sarah shares her revelation of hope of Heart Open Purpose Evolving, as shared in her recent blog.
08:23
May 1, 2021
You are everything to somebody - Sarah Griffiths Ep 26
In this story of hope, Sarah Griffiths from Wheelie Momma shares her story of finding renewed hope by making a commitment to be the best version of herself and committing to others to help them do the same. A key thing that’s helped her keep going? ‘You are everything to somebody’, and the realisation that ‘just by showing up, you can make a huge difference to someone’s day’. 
09:02
May 1, 2021
Strength from vulnerability - Sarah Griffiths Ep 25
In this story of hope, Sarah Griffiths from Wheelie Momma shares her story of experiencing pregnancy in lockdown, and as her husband was locked out of key appointments, the vulnerability she felt as a disabled woman.
09:16
May 1, 2021
Finding strength in each other - Sarah Griffiths Ep 24
In this story of hope, Sarah Griffiths from Wheelie Momma shares that hope is a “burning desire for change”. She also shares her story of starting a family - from being told it would never happen, and then through the miscarriage of their first pregnancy - how her and her husband kept going, and found strength in each other to keep hoping for children. Sarah’s top tip is to keep trying to find opportunities for joy.
10:38
May 1, 2021
A committed husband - Anne Buckland Ep 23
In this story of hope, we share an excerpt from the Daily Dose of Mercy book, of how Gamaah’s spouse stuck by her after she suffered injuries in childbirth, despite societal pressures to walk away. Ganaah received life-changing surgery from Mercy Ships, with her husband supporting her the whole way.
03:25
May 1, 2021
We all have the power - Anne Buckland Ep 22
In this story of hope, we share an excerpt from the Daily Dose of Mercy book, of how volunteer Alicia Kramer found her hope for the day restored when a stranger at the airport took time to understand her situation and provided a moment of salt, light and encouragement.
02:42
May 1, 2021
Hope in our humanity - Ropa Rusere Ep 21
In this story of hope, Ropa Rusere from Mercy Ships shares how hope is so often tied into our humanity. It’s the very essence of who we are as humans, but so often it comes from deciding to see the humanity in each other, irrespective of labels or situations. She shares a story of how she and her friends decided to be hope to some people living on the streets in Birmingham, and how that impacted them.
10:06
May 1, 2021
Walking free - Ropa Rusere Ep 20
In this story of hope, Ropa Rusere from Mercy Ships shares her experience of witnessing hope restored in the eyes of a 12-year-old boy, when he received life-changing surgery through Mercy Ships. His legs, bowed from birth, were straightened, and Ropa witnessed the moments where he took his first steps, witnessing fresh hope.
08:33
May 1, 2021
Defiant Hope - Kate Middleton ep 19
In this story of hope, Kate Middleton of the Mind and Soul Foundation, talks about what defiant hope looks like. In the face of often seemingly insurmountable adversity, what happens when people get together and choose to stand against it. In a brilliant story of defiant hope, Kate recounts how a group of people did just that.
11:41
May 1, 2021
Hope out of hopelessness - Kate Middleton Ep 18
In this story of hope, Kate Middleton of the Mind and Soul Foundation, talks about what hope looks like when it’s seen from hopelessness, and shares some of her valuable insight as an experienced psychologist into how people can grow hope, and keep going, amidst challenging times.
09:47
May 1, 2021
Taking small steps - Sue Monckton-Rickett Ep 17
In this story of hope, Sue Monckton-Rickett of the Association of Christian Counsellors shares her insight in working with others during the pandemic, when hope seemed lost, and how through a series of small steps, people can often find the strength to keep going. So often hope isn’t about a big end goal,  but it’s about the need to take one step in front of the other. She also shares some helpful advice about how we can support friends when they’re going through seemingly hopeless situations.
09:17
May 1, 2021
Hope is the ‘but, if’ - Sue Monckton-Rickett Ep 16
In this story of hope, Sue Monckton-Rickett of the Association of Christian Counsellors speaks about finding hope when all seems lost. Sue shares her insight that hope is often not the destination, but it’s the division to look at a situation and think ‘‘But, if…’. Whether that’s for ourselves, or whether that’s someone else looking to stand with us. She also includes some helpful advice for keeping going through difficult times.
10:43
May 1, 2021
Hope in the shadows - Anne Buckland Ep 15
In this story of hope, we reflect on the reasons for the challenge and share a beautiful story of a 4-year-old girls fascination with the shadows after gaining her sight.
03:43
May 1, 2021
A reflection on the first day of the hope journey - Anne Buckland Ep 14
In this story of hope, we share some reflections from the first day’s conversations and a story of restored hope from Mercy Ships
04:54
May 1, 2021
Reminders of hope - Ropa Rusere Ep 13
In this story of hope, Ropa Rusere from Mercy Ships shares how hope can be found when things align unexpectedly through the story of a lost passport and an unexpected police meeting.
07:50
April 30, 2021
Distant Hope - Ropa Rusere Ep 12
In this story of hope, Ropa Rusere from Mercy Ships shares a very personal journey of unexpected struggles over the last 15 years, and how hope was a distant constant, and how a renewed hope came out of them.
09:30
April 30, 2021
Stories spread hope - Harri Mardlin Ep 11
In this story of hope, Harri Mardlin from the Place Theatre, Bedford, explores how one person’s hope when it’s been formed in despair, can be an incredible beacon of light to others around them.
08:09
April 30, 2021
When others carry your hope - Harri Mardlin Ep 10
In this story of hope, Harri Mardlin from Palace Theatre, Bedford, shares her insight on what hope looks like, and how the amazing strength that comes from others committing to have hope for you, when going through incredible loss.
09:54
April 30, 2021
Hope multiplied - Adrian Sutton Ep 9
In this story of hope, Adrian Sutton explores how a single person’s journey can bring a phenomenal amount of hope to others behind them on the path. An inspirational story of how one person’s journey of homelessness for decades, has been a beacon of hope to so many others.
20:35
April 30, 2021
Not in isolation - Adrian Sutton - Ep 8
In this story of hope, Adrian Sutton explores the concept that hope is always stronger when combined with faith and charity. Hope is also stronger when modelled out, and often coming from a place of servant leadership.
09:23
April 30, 2021
One small action leads to ripples of hope - Sarah Clarke - Ep 7
In this story of hope, Sarah Clarke, head of membership at Charity Comms, shares insight of how the small actions of others can have a significant role in spreading hope and talks about Marcus Rashford’s free school meals campaign - where hope felt tangible.
10:12
April 30, 2021
Through a child’s eyes - Sarah Clarke - Ep 6
In this story of hope, Sarah Clarke, head of membership at Charity Comms shares what hope looks like for her, and how it’s often found through the eyes of a child.
07:23
April 30, 2021
Hope often happens because of others - Ally Jones Ep 5
In this story of hope, Ally Jones, director for global recruiting for Mercy Ships shares what hope feels like when others bring it through their choices in actions, and also his thoughts on what hope means to him - and how people can carry it.
10:25
April 30, 2021
Witnessing hope restored - Ally Jones Ep 4
In this story of hope, Ally Jones, director of global recruiting for Mercy Ships shares what hope looks like to him, and a very special story from his time as a volunteer for Mercy Ships, and what it felt to witness hope flood back into people’s eyes.
08:12
April 30, 2021
Hope is a choice - Chris Williams Ep 3
In this story of hope, Chris Williams, founder of Chatta shares his insight that hope is a choice, and that much can be achieved when this is focused on. He takes inspiration from his friend Vicky, and the incredible things she’s achieved, despite some challenging times.
09:16
April 30, 2021
Hope is a state of change - Chris Williams Ep 2
Hope is a state of change In this story of hope, Chris Williams, founder of Chatta shares a story of inspiration that drove his future teaching choices, and that hope so often lives in the tension between a significant challenge, and optimism for the future.
09:16
April 30, 2021
100 Stories of Hope Introduction - Ep 1
Joel and Anne Buckland introduce their Captain Tom challenge, 100 Stories of Hope. Over just 4 days they'll be producing 100 pieces of content documenting what hope means to people and what stories of hope have inspired them. This challenge was inspired by Captain Tom and is raising money for Mercy Ships UK. Visit https://bit.ly/3nl40LH to find out more and sponsor the challenge. 
02:50
April 25, 2021