International rugby coach Les Kiss took some time out of training the Irish rugby team recently to help The Hope Foundation launch their annual Charity Golf Classic.

The event, which takes place on Friday 10 May at Douglas Golf Club, near Cork, invites teams of three to sign up. Over 50 teams are expected.

All funds raised from the Golf Classic will go to The Hope Foundation’s work with street and slum children in Calcutta.

The cost is €300 per team and this includes a meal in the clubhouse where the prize-giving will take place.

A number of golfing prizes are up for grabs for ladies and gentlemen, with special recognition awaiting the winners of the “nearest the pin” and “longest drive” challenges.

To register call Madeleine on (021) 4292990 or email For further information on The Hope Foundation visit