Rising Hope Foundation
The Rising Hope Foundation was set up by Andrew Gardiner who was Minister at Hope Baptist Church in Plymouth for nearly 15 years. Sadly, in 2018, Andrew died after a two year battle with cancer. Katherine, Andrew’s wife, has written the story of the last years of Andrew’s life and his legacy – please take a read here – https://swbaptists.org.uk/rising-hope/
Andrew’s lifelong wish was to enable young people to make the gospel known not only locally in the South West but throughout the world. The Rising Hope Foundation now offers small grants to young people from the South West who are planning mission trips and to young people from further afield who are planning a mission trip in the South West of England. Find out more about the Foundation and download a grant application here – https://risinghope.co.uk/foundation/
As well as many songs, Andrew also wrote a book during his illness called ‘The Tunnel’ which is now available to buy here – https://risinghope.co.uk/2019/05/03/the-tunnel-book-release-by-andrew-gardiner-available-now/ All proceeds go to the Rising Hope Foundation.