For the price of your morning coffee 

You can help sustain our work

School of Hard Knocks is looking for new friends. Become a Friend of SOHK for as little as £3 a month and you will join a growing army of supporters, committed to helping us change the game. We have the potential to transform the lives of hundreds of adults and children across the UK, but we cannot do it alone. We would love you to join us and become one of the 5,000 friends we hope to reach by the Rugby World Cup 2019. Your generosity means we are that little step closer to helping someone create a better future for themselves. 


Why our work is important

Meet Tom 

Having been made redundant, Tom initially assumed finding a new job would be straight forward. It soon became apparent that the reality was quite different. 

Tom, SOHK Graduate

“I’d always worked. From a young age I’ve always had a job. Not working was alien to me. Over time I became embarrassed around friends and former colleagues. They were very understanding and encouraging but I found myself avoiding social events.

I was embarrassed and became isolated”

Read Tom's full story and see why the work we do is so important for helping people change their lives and create better futures.

Be a friend to Tom, be a Friend of SOHK


How far your money goes

For every £1 donated to School of Hard Knocks, we spend at least 87 pence on supporting adults and children create better futures for themselves, through expert coaching and mentoring. 


Why donate monthly?

Our work is all about making a lasting impact on the lives of the adults and children we work with.

Any donation is amazing for SOHK and we are very grateful to everyone who donates. However, the only way to plan for the future with confidence is to have a predictable income, which is why regular giving is so important.

We know that a monthly donation is a big commitment and that is why we are only asking for £3 each month. Ultimately, a small gift at a regular interval is often more valuable than a larger, one-off donation.

By making a monthly donation, you will become a part of this long-term work, helping us create futures and change lives. 


How you can support SOHK further

Already a Friend of SOHK and want to do more? We are also looking for clubs, businesses and individuals with a genuine passion for what we do, to become Club Ambassadors.

Club Ambassadors will play a vital role in supporting the Friends of SOHK campaign and will join an exclusive network of incredible SOHK supporters.

If you would like to know more, we would love to hear from you! Please get in touch with us at [email protected]