Get Involved - Raise Funds for Footprints in 2018 .
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.
So why not contact us and we will arrange for one of our enthusiastic team to come along to inspire you to get involved.
' Project Happiness ' March 2018
On Thursday 8 March 2018 'Project Happiness' at Swadlincote Therapy Rooms had a great time with Marian Askew who went along to talk to them about Footprints.
Amazing, inspiring evening.
Not only do the group realise dreams can come true they are planning a trip to volunteer out at Footprints too.
Thanks for your kind donations received of £41.
St Mary’s Church Stretton continue to fundraise
Morning Service Sunday 4th March
Marian was again warmly welcomed to St Mary’s to give an update on Footprints Children’s Home and especially Baby Nicholas.
The Rev Ian Whitehead presented Marian with a cheque for £333.
£125 of this was received in donations at the Crib Service on Christmas Eve, held at approximately the same time as baby Nicholas was being christened by the Bishop of Mombassa at the local church in the Shimba Hills.
St Mary’s are continuing to fundraise by holding weekly Lent lunches with all money raised going to Footprints. On the 25th February Marian went along to join the congregation for a delicious Lent lunch of home made soup.
Thank you for your continued support, commitment, hard work and generosity, it truly is appreciated.
Photo: Rev Ian Whitehead with two members of the congregation who were at the Crib Service presenting Marian with the cheque.
Doveside WI, Rolleston on Dove – Friday 16th February
Marian was invited along to spread the love of Footprints Children’s Home to Doveside WI.
The majority of the ladies knew about the small local charity by either knowing Kerry, the Founder, as she is local to the area, or through their local churches, Rolleston and Stretton who generously support the charity.
Everyone was so inspired to think that Kerry had turned her dream of building an orphanage into the reality of a loving home for 36 vulnerable children.
Donations received totalled £70.
Thank you for your kind donation, please keep the children in your hearts.
Hartshorne Ladies Group – Thursday 15th February
The small group of ladies listened intently asking lots of questions about the children at Footprints. They were inspired by Marian’s talk and have offered to donate children’s clothes and shoes.
Photo - Gill Batchelor, President with members of the group presenting Marian with donations totalling £62.00.
Thank you for your kind donation and spreading the love of Footprints.
The Old Lodge Nursing Home and Staff continue to support Footprints.
A huge thank you to Kay and Dani at The Old Lodge Nursing Home for kindly donating funds for which we purchased these much needed items for our children.
As always many of the things needed for the children are hugely expensive in Kenya, particularly nappies and baby milk, so all of these items will make life so much easier.
Highbank Road Methodist Church, Winshill, Thursday Group get Fundraising.
18th January 2018
Beryl Brain, Chair and members of Highbank Road Methodist Church Winshill, Thursday Group presented Marian Askew, Footprints Volunteer with donations totalling £85.
The group were so inspired by Marian’s talk and particularly on Footprints latest child, baby Nicholas, who was found abandoned by the roadside, that they have invited her back to give an update talk when she returns from her second volunteering trip there in August of this year.
A huge ‘Thank You’ to the group for their generosity and kindness.