We need your help to put food on our table …..
Dear Friends of Footprints
We are asking for your help again. We need to raise £15,000 to secure the future of Footprints until the end of 2021. This is money to keep going, essentially to put food on the table, it is not money to fund ongoing projects. We have had to put a temporary stop to those.
Your response to our fundraising campaign in Lockdown 1 was amazing. It has meant that we have been able to keep Footprints running these past 10 months, mostly as normal, caring for our existing children and young adults, as well as rescuing 3 more children, who desperately needed our care; Janet, Muoki and Mailu. We could not have done this without you.
As Lockdown 3 continues, we find ourselves in a similar position to the one we were in back in March 2020. Despite working hard to increase our monthly income in the UK and making cut-backs in Kenya, we still spend more each month in Kenya than we can raise in the UK. That inevitably depletes our cash reserves over time and will continue to do so in a world where the pandemic prevents us from carrying out our normal fundraising activities. As you know, we missed out on our 2020 Ball, and as at it stands, there must be a decent chance that we will not be able to run our 2021 Ball in a fashion that is financially viable either. If that becomes so, missing out on those two events would together contribute to a £40,000 hole in our finances (£20,000 of which we have already suffered!)
We appreciate that this is a big ask and that we mostly keep coming back to you, the same wonderful people, to ask for yet more support. We can assure you that in an effort to spread the load, we continue to widen the Footprints Family of supporters and helpers. This is inevitably a slow process, but you have our assurance that we will continue to work tirelessly to do this.
We do hope you can help us again. Even if we raise the £15,000 we are seeking, we could still be in a position at the end of the year where we have depleted all of our cash reserves, but at least we should be in a position by then where all of us have been vaccinated and as a country we can look forward to a more normal future. Fingers crossed!
If you feel you can once again make a donation to our charity please click the donate button below where you can make a bank transfer or use our PayPal account to donate.
The Footprints Family "