Our Team

We are a team of dedicated individuals who believe in our principles and vision to make a difference in our community. We are all beneficiaries and services users who use our lived experience journeys to so our support is need led and beneficiary led. We all believe in the power of Equity and equal world. Meet those who lead us.

How it all started

Plymouth Hope was founded by David Feindouno who arrived as an asylum seeker who arrived in Plymouth in October 2008. It all went from his passion and eagerness to address boredom and isolation among fellow asylum seekers. He went on to organise the first football session where a surprising 54 people turned from over 20 nationalities made up of asylum seekers, refugees, local white people, international students and other migrant workers. Supported by others they run 4 football sessions per week for 6 months. From there was born Plymouth Hope FC followed by the start of the Plymouth Hope Festival in June 2009 and the formation of Plymouth Hope Charity registered in August 2013

Lifetime Ambassadors

We have grown by and through the actions of amazing individuals who not only believe in our vision, but have made significant contributions to the start and existence of our programmes

  •  Recardo McDowell
  • Scott Little
  • William Turner
  • Graeme Kirkup
  • Hayley Kemp
  • David Johns
  • Rupert Blomfield
  • Jasim Wale
  •  William Richard Budge
  • Sophie Joyce
image - 2023-12-20T211400.061

Our Impact

Our numbers can help understand our overall impact

Here is a summary of our achievement and impact


Plymouth Hope Organisations

Plymouth Hope is a charitable organisation run by inspiring and dedicated volunteers from all walks of life who all believe in social equality and equity. We recognise the social and health benefits of well-being (Social & Physical Activities; Exercise & Psychosocial support), and we work hard to ensure that children and young people have no barriers to access. Where necessary we provide advocacy and advocate on behalf of the voiceless to get the basic support they need to live with dignity.
To give hope to future generations by fostering social cohesion and equality and create opportunities to access basic rights and entitlements, including information, advice, healthcare, education, the deserving right to wellbeing, and an equal world for all.
To seek hope for the less disadvantaged and forgotten: To foster social and community cohesion between different ethnic groups and implement sustainable programmes and life changing services.
Acceptance – Dignity – Equity – Inclusiveness. We believe that any HOPE must be felt; HOPE must be seen; HOPE lies on achievable socio-economic outcomes. To meet our values, we ensure that the following principles are at the core of our work and beneficiaries are at the centre of our work.

Where we work


UK programmes are delivered in Plymouth with activities reaching beneficiaries around Devon and Cornwall. Our advocacy work aims to reach to people across the South West and nationally. Our advocacy is working in partnership with regional and national organisation.


We are currently supporting projects based in Kenya, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Ivory Coast.
Scroll to Top