Hostage International relies on the generosity of individuals and organisations to deliver its vital services.
Without you our families and former hostages would be unable to access the dedicated and professional support needed to help them through their ordeal and overcome the unique challenges they face.
Your support enables us to provide a range of services to former hostages and their families free of charge, assist organisations to improve their support to employees and their families in the wake of a kidnap, and raise awareness of the plight of hostages and their families – all on a global level.
Hostage International has supported hundreds of families across the world with issues such as government liaison, emotional and mental health support, supporting children, health and dental assessments, handling the media, legal and financial services.
One beneficiary highlighted the difficulties around describing the feeling of shock and despair when told of their loved-one’s kidnap:
“It was a world where we had no footing, no map, no understanding of the language: we were lost, unbalanced and floundering.
“Throughout the ordeal Hostage International was able to help and support us whether by acting as a sounding board, linking us into similar experiences, explaining the political nuances and background or by simply being available to understand the impact and effect that kidnapping has on all those involved.
“Hostage International does not have an enviable task when faced with distraught families but they are prepared to stand by you with deep commitment, tolerance, compassion and rock-solid sense.”
Our existence relies on the generosity of individuals and organisations, as well as on income from our education programme.
You can support us in a number of ways:
Fundraising: There are loads of fun ways to help raise money for us, from taking part in a sporting challenge to organising a cake sale or how about a sponsored silence?
Partnerships: As such a niche charity, we are always looking for ways to work with corporate partners, trusts, foundations and major donors. We have a donor programme of support, which offers a range of tiered ‘Bronze’, ‘Silver’ or ‘Gold’ engagement opportunities for those able to give more than £1000.
Donations: You can donate to us via the green buttons below, or send a cash or cheque donation through the post. Please address cheques to Hostage International and send them to Hostage International, PO Box 507, Manchester, United Kingdom, M28 8EP.
Please contact us to find out more or to offer any fundraising ideas and opportunities.
Don’t forget! If you are a UK taxpayer you can boost your donations by 25% at no extra cost to yourself. If paying by post or PayPal, please fill in a Gift Aid form.
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Hostage International is currently looking for the following professionals to volunteer their time to support former hostages and their families
UK and Australia
Hostage International is also keen to hear from people and organisations who would like to fundraise for us. We are an independent charity whose work depends on the generosity of individuals and organisations, both financially and in kind. Contact us to learn more.
Hostage International is grateful to the organisations and people who give their time, expertise and resources on a pro bono basis to strengthen our organisation and provide vital services to the families and former hostages we support. Our partners include:
We are also truly thankful to the organisations and individuals who support our cause. The following organisations and people are among those who have donated or raised over £1,000 for us in the last financial year.