Footprints Orphanage
  • 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.

  • Marian visits local ladies groups.


    Winshill Chapel’s Thursday Evening Group and the Autumn Days group were eager to hear about the children at Footprints especially baby Nicholas when Marian Askew gave an update talk on her recent visit. 

    A total of £110 was raised. 

    Thank you for your kind donations totalling £110 and continued support, it really is appreciated.

  • A huge thank you to everyone involved in the BASC Swimming Gala.


    The total sum raised was £2,250 which is amazing and every penny will go directly to benefit our wonderful children at Footprints.

    Special thanks to Craig Day for all of his hard work and effort in organising the event. Every swimmer participating was a real credit to their clubs and the event was so well organised and managed.

    It was an honour for Mel Dixon and Vannessa Rolinson to be asked to attend on behalf of Footprints.

    Our children will have the opportunity to participate in many enrichment activities in the Holly Brown Learning for Life Zone (HBLLZ) and we will encourage them to always do their best at everything they try or do, just like the beautiful young lady, Holly Brown, always did. 


    Once again, a massive thank you on behalf of Mama Kerry, uncle Patrick and the entire Footprints Family.

  •         WI Inspiring Women


    Footprints committee member, Marian Askew is a dual member of Woodville Whirlwinds and Burton Belles WIs, Derbyshire Federation. 

    Marian joined Footprints committee after volunteering at the orphanage for a month in May 2016 when she retired, at the same time as joining the WI.

    After hearing about Marian’s experiences of life at Footprints and the wonderful time she had with the children, two fellow WI members Heather Smith and Dianne Elliott have been inspired and are going out to Footprints with Marian on 16th August for 2 weeks.  A third friend Margaret Leonard is also joining them.  Margaret sings with Kaleidoscope Ladies Choir, who recently held a concert which raised £700 for Footprints. 

    Whirlwinds and Belles WI members have kindly donated essential items  and a beautiful handcrafted children’s book/toy bag lovingly handcrafted by another WI member.

    Fun times will be had teaching the young children action rhymes.

    Members are looking forward to hearing all about developments at Footprints and seeing lots of photographs of the children. 

  • Kaleidoscope Ladies Choir


     A very big ‘thank you’ to Kaleidoscope Ladies Choir, Lichfield, who sang their hearts out entertaining more than 60 friends and guests at the concert on Wednesday 11th July at Whittington Church Hall, Lichfield raising over £700 for Footprints Orphanage.

    During the interval, whilst delicious home-made cakes and wine were served, there was lots of questions asked and interest shown in Footprints. 
    Kaleidoscope Choir may even have gained a new member and Footprints a new volunteer!!   

     Thanks again to Kaleidoscope Choir for supporting and hosting this fabulous event.

  • 70's Fun - raising money for Footprints.


    This year Bev decided to have a 70's inspired party and raised money for Footprints.

    A great night was had by all and through everyone's generosity

    over £500 was raised.

    A huge 'thank you' goes to Bev and all of her friends.

  • Join us for afternoon tea on the 4th August 2018


    If you want a delightful afternoon out with friends - come along and support Footprints.

    At Langan's Tea Rooms, George Street, Burton on Trent between 2pm and 5.30pm on the 4th August 2018.

    A great opportunity to catch up with Mamma Kerry and hear all about the developments with the children at Footprints.

    Tickets available from:

  • ' 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.

  • Sky Dive Challenge! Go Girls!


    Congratulations to Ruth And Gail on their amazing sky dive for Footprints.

    The ladies were both incredibly nervous but managed to conquer their fears and jump from the aircraft in tandem dives with their instructors.

    They raised an incredible amount of money for Footprints. Over £1000.

     Thank you ladies and a huge well done 👣

  • St Mary’s Church Fayre....come along and see us.


    Lucky number - win some fizz, beer and chocolate in a lovely handmade (with the children) shopper.

    £1 a go.

    African items for sale - bags, Jewellery tins, carved animals.....every penny goes to the children at footprints orphanage.

  • Footprint's first Wing Walk - 2018


    Recently Samantha Gilmore did a hair raising wing walk. She raised an amazing £250 . It never ceases to amaze us all how creative and adventurous people are. The money raised, as always, is much appreciated.

    In Samantha's own words, " On 13th May I completed the ultimate experience, by doing a wing walk to raise money for Footprints Orphanage.

    After clambering on to the top of the Stearman biplane I was strapped into a 5 point harness and was ready for my flight.

    The pilot and I took off for our flight, which lasted about 10 minutes and which included zooms and climbs over Essex, reaching speeds of up to 130 mpg and passing my family and friends.

    The experience was incredible and a lot of fun. I managed to raise £250 too, for a wonderful cause."

  •         Footprints Orphanage 
      presents a musical evening with Kaleidoscope Ladies Choir, Lichfield 

             Wednesday 11th July 8.00pm

    St Giles Church Hall, Church Street, 
                    Whittington, WS14 9LE

    Proceeds will go to Footprints Orphanage

    Tickets available from
    Margaret Leonard Tel: 0‭7968 744608‬

    Adults           £6.00
    Under 16s    £3.00

         Light refreshments provided

    Please come along and enjoy an evening of song.

  • 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.

    Thank you.

  • 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.