Veikko and Lahja Hursti’s Charitable Association is a Finnish Christian charity

Our association was first set up in the 1960s by the renowned Finnish social activist Veikko Hursti, and its work is today led by Veikko’s son Heikki Hursti.

The association distributes food and clothing to needy people in Finland all year round, and also organises special seasonal events for homeless, impoverished and lonely people in Helsinki. Highlights include open Christmas festivities held in Töölo Sports Hall and a popular outdoor concert and soup kitchen in Helsinki’s Hakaniemi Square on Finnish Independence Day (6th December), run as a counterpoint to the President’s glamorous televised ball on the same evening.