Get Involved - Raise Funds for Footprints in 2019 .
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.
Join us for a Coffee Morning for Footprints.
Join us for a coffee morning on Saturday 8th June 2019.
10.30am - 12.30 pm.
At 26 Guinevere Avenue, Stretton.
£1.50 for coffee and biscuits.
All proceeds go to Footprints Orphanage.
Laura and Paul. x
Charnwood Ladies Club Visit May 2019
14th May 2019
Margaret Leonard and Marian Askew, Volunteers, spent a lovely afternoon spreading the love of Footprints Children’s Home at Charnwood Ladies Club, Whitwick Methodist Church, Leicestershire.
“Thank you very much for coming to talk to us today about your experiences with Footprints Orphanage. It seems such a happy place for the children after their awful start in life - you are obviously very attached to them as you know them all by their names and their individual characters.
I know I speak for our ladies who thoroughly enjoyed your talk and I hope the charity continues to go from strength to strength - thank you very much, once again for sharing your time at Footprints with us.
Secretary Charnwood Ladies Club”
Thank you for the warm welcome we received, kind donations and merchandise sold totalling £72.
Knitted Jelly Baby Dolls for the Children - May 2019
Ann Johnson, from the Alestree WI has spent many hours knitting a range of jelly baby dolls. She has also made them each a blanket to be snuggled in.
I know that the children will love these - perhaps we will have to send out some packets of jelly babies too, so that they know what they are. I don't think we can get jelly babies in Ukunda!
It never ceases to amaze me home kind and thoughtful people are. I'd like to thank Ann for her time, creativity and love.
The children will adore these little characters.
Gifts for Footprints April2019.
The Chair and his wife of The Burton Stroke Association, provided these beautiful gifts for birthday and Christmas presents for the children.
There are books, toys, puzzles, all of which will be loved out in Kenya.
With 37 children, finding gifts is a huge job and costly, so it is fabulous when people spend their time and effort thinking about what will make the children smile.
A huge thank you for all of these gifts.
Acoustic Union play at the Footprints fundraiser in Nottingham - March 2019
Jo and Rob Menzies held a fundraising evening at The Canal House in Nottingham.
130 friends and family joined the evening, where Acoustic Union, a local band played.
Everyone had a fun filled evening and raised an amazing £3200.
A huge 'thank you' goes to everyone for joining the evening, to Collins Cash and Carry, who providing a huge amount of prizes for the instant raffle and The Canal House for making us so welcome.
We all enjoyed the music, fish finger and chip rolls and the wonderful company.
Patrick was in the UK, so came along and joined the evening, meeting lots of new friends.
Thank you everyone for your support and care.
Footprints Fashion Show 2019
Fundraiser - 4th July 2019...
Ticket Sales, refreshments and raffle proceeds all go to Footprints.
Licensed Bar on the evening.
Ticket requests via firstname.lastname@example.org
DeMontfort Chase Wealth Management Partner Practice, of St James Place.
Patrick and I were fortunate to meet with Justin Bullimore and his team at DeMontfort Chase Wealth Management Partner Practice, of St James Place.
we are truly grateful of their support and warm welcome and their genuine interest in our vision for Footprints and our children.
Thank you to you all.
BCP Partners support Footprints.
Footprints and our children wish to thank Lisa Kent and her entire team at BCP Partners for their generosity and commitment.
Last year we just missed out on our nomination bid from BCP but this year we have just received the news that we were successful and we have been chosen as their charity to support, we are extremely grateful to Lisa for her belief in Footprints and continuing to put us forward once again Our children continue to grow and flourish with support like this.
Thank You to All
Alestree WI - February 2019.
Jo Menzies, Trustee, visited the Alestree WI group in Derby. The group were given an update on life out in Kenya, at Footprints.
The ladies were fascinated and asked many questions about the children and how they are getting on.
Last year the ladies made dolls and sent them out to the children, they also collected underwear. With 37 children of all ages you can imagine how much underwear is needed. So once again they decided to make another collection and did a wonderful job.
They also donated £100 to continue their support.
Asante Sana, to them all.
Since January 2019, Marian Askew, Footprints Committee Member and Volunteer has been out visiting groups giving talks of how the children are flourishing with the love and care given to them.
Pingle Academy Swadlincote
Queen’s Hospital Burton Volunteers
Lichfield Ladies Probus Group
Burton and District Stroke Association
Swadlincote Conservative Ladies
Newton Solney Tuesday Club
Church Gresley Methodist Church Afternoon Fellowship
Linton New Group
Some of the ladies of ‘Linton New Group’ worked with Kerry at M&S in Burton-on-Trent remembering her with fond admiration, pride, determination and excellent organisational skills. Kerry visited the group some years ago to talk about the 10 children she had at that time and the daily struggles living in the remote Shimba Hills with no electricity or running water. The group were amazed to here that Footprints now has 36 children, employs over 15 staff as housemothers and housefathers, has running water and electricity plus a sustainability project. They loved seeing photos of how the children have grown with some now attending senior school plus hearing about and seeing photos of the newer children. Although saddened by some of stories of the children they have full admiration for Kerry and the work of Footprints. A favourite photo was of Mama Kerry dressed like an African Queen with Uncle Patrick at ‘Guardian Day August 2018’ when the children’s extended family were invited along to see how the children are progressing and keeping family links.
Over £1,400 has been raised from donations at these talks and presentations.
Trinity Methodist Chapel Ladies Fellowship Group raised £90 from a Footprints donation box at their fortnightly meetings at the chapel. A talk is scheduled for November.
Extract from a letter received from the secretary of Newton Solney Tuesday Club,
“I cannot thank you enough for your delightful talk on Tuesday. So interesting and informative. It is good to see a charity that benefits so much directly from the donations given. It is hard for us to comprehend what these children have gone through before they are fortunate enough to be with people who actually care so much”.
A very big thank you to all the above groups for your interest, support and generous donations, it is greatly appreciated.
St Mary’s Church, Rolleston-on-Dove continue to support Footprints
£285 was raised at St Mary’s Church, Rolleston-on-Dove at their Christmas Eve Nativity Service.
Rev Ian Whitehead’s creativity and imaginative hands-on approach ensured all the children and congregation were involved in the service.
A huge thank you to Rolleston Church for their generous donations and support and especially Ian, who sadly for the church, is moving on to new pastures in Crich, Derbyshire in March.
Footprints wish you all the very best Ian for your future, you have been a tremendous support over the years, it is greatly appreciated.