Footprints Orphanage
  • Get Involved - Raise Funds for Footprints .

    No matter how big or small all of the money goes to the children.

    Whether you work in a school, are involved in church activities,  belong to a  WI group or any other community group why not think about raising money for our  small charity Footprints Children's Home.

    We have dedicated committee members who are happy to give talks and presentations about the home and their experiences of volunteering at Footprints.

  • Stephen Leafe takes on a huge challenge - Find out more!


    Steve is keen to help Footprints Orphanage in its ongoing effort to raise funds to support its continued work out in Kenya.

    In May Steve is carrying out an 8 day challenge in the north of England.

    It incorporates:

    The Ripon 10 mile Trail Race
    An 84 mile hike along The Dales Way from Ilkley to Windermere
    Finally running the Windermere Marathon on the 21st May.

    The challenge is totally self funded by Steve, so everything raised will go to help the orphanage, who offer a lifeline for the children in its care.

    Any support for Steve would be most welcome. Please go to his fundraising page:

    Thank you to everyone who supported Steve on his mammoth quest - in total he raised £1020, wonderful.

  • Barclays Bank, Burton - on - Trent  fundraise for Footprints.


    Pop in to Barclays Bank on Thursday 20th April and help them to raise money for Footprints.

    Delicious cakes for an Easter treat or  take part in the raffle and have a go on the tombola.

  • Rolleston Church -  Making a Donation.


    The lay minister at Rolleston Church, David Bousie, presented Marian with a cheque for  £495, which the parishiners had raised during Lent and Christmas. It never ceases to amaze us all just how generous people are. They really do want to make a difference.

  • Hens in the Garden - Eggs in the Kitchen


    Hens in the Garden - Eggs in the Kitchen

    In October 2016 Soroptimist International of Wolverhampton launched a project to assist Footprints Orphanage in Kenya.  The aim was to raise sufficient money for the orphanage to have a hen house built, buy a number of point of lay chickens and have sufficient seed for one year.

    A sustainable project providing food for the orphanage.

    Raising funds was predominantly through the sale of items made by our craft group - the chicken doorstops being a particular favourite!  

    Club support was fantastic and our target sum was raised in a magnificent 3 months!

    A huge 'Thank you' goes to everyone involved, the £800 will certainly get the hen house underway.

  • Have you thought of donating like this!


    A huge 'thank you' to Stacey and Mark in Wales for making this kind donation.

    What a wonderful gesture instead of giving out favours at their wedding.

    With the added gift aid £375 goes a long way in Kenya.

    It is amazing how creative people are. Thank you once again.

  • International Projects to Enhance Learning in Schools.

    Get involved at your school - fantastic to educate your pupils in the harshness of life for many children in this world.



    Ater a great deal of fund raising Egginton Primary School presented Footprints with a cheque for £537.84. A fantastic amount raised from a school of only 70 pupils.

    The events that the school held to raise the money were:

    Church Fete (they kindly gave us a donation towards Footprints)
    Euro 16 Football competition (some Yr 5 & 6 boys organised this)
    Loom Band Club - organised by Yr 5 boy (cost of joining the club and then the items made were sold at the Church fete
    A year 4 boy grew potatoes in his allotment and sold them at school
    Tea & cake after Celebration Assembly

    If you need ideas for fundraising then I think Eggingtom Primary have certainly been creative.

    Well done to all of the children and staff - it is much appreciated.

    Jo Menzies went along and told the children about her experience of her time at Footprints last September. The children then joined in with a dance that the the Footprints children had learned in their long school break.

    It was fantastic.

  • Selling raffle tickets in Burton Town Centre March 2017.


    The Easter raffle is going well. Tickets are £1 each and the prizes are a £250 voucher for John Lewis, a chocolate hamper and huge cuddly rabbit - something for everyone.

    Why not get involved buy some tickets. Go to info to request a book or two.

    The team sold tickets for a second day in Burton Town Centre. They raised a further £176.

    In total as of the 25th March the raffle has raised £649 - with another month to go hopefully we will reach £1000.

  • Marian, one of our volunteers, gives talks to church groups, schools and WI groups.


    Why not think about getting involved a number of volunteers will come along andd talk to your organisation.

    Find out about this wonderful small charity and be inspired to help us make a difference to young lives in Kenya.

  • The children having fun with the paddling pools - children love the same things all over the world!


    Our latest volunteer is getting creative with the children - filling the pools and having fun. Why not think about volunteering and join the Footprints Family in enjoying the simple things in life.

  • Day visitors bring donations.


    Mr Ashit and his family visited Footprints in December for the day. He donated all of these wonderful bags of food.