Feb
21

Playtime at Footprints

Picture a Christmas morning; a birthday, or just a moment of indulgence when buying a toy to play with for children in the UK… For most, not all, it would consist of brightly coloured plastic toys in all shapes and sizes. A yellow plastic tea-pot, An 'authentic' BBQ, a Barbie doll in her glad-rags and the like. But what is play and why does it matt...
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Feb
21

February 20th - Footprints Family Bonus Ball sees another winner!!

 Saturday 20th February and the National Lottery Bonus Ball was number 10.   This Ball had been purchased by Sally-Anne Cubbon as a Christmas Gift for friends.   Sally-Anne will be forwarding the £30.00 winnings on to them and we'd like to take this opportunity to thank her for participating in our Fundraiser and ...
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Feb
14

VALENTINES WEEKEND BRINGS A WINNER!

Saturday 13th February and The Footprints Family Bonus Ball saw another winner !!  This week, Number 48 was drawn as the bonus ball on the UK National Lottery. This ball had been purchased by Jane and Tony Pimm and they decided to show some 'Valentines' weekend love and asked that we donate their winnings back to the charit...
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Feb
14

Raphael's life at University

Raphael's StoryWho am I?Do you really want to know?The story of my life is not for the faint of heart. If someone said it was a happy little tail, if someone told you I was your average little boy, not a care in the world. Someone lied.But, let me assure you this, my story like any other is worth telling. My story is about a woman, that woman stand...
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Feb
18

Our Chicken Project

Our self sustainability programme is on its way !!! The chicks are put out in to the chicken house. In February 2018, a total of 52 chicks went out into our chicken house as a result of round 1 of our chicken project - this was a real success for us and another area of self-sustainability was on its way! There were also another 40 fertilized eggs f...
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Feb
11

Our brave little soldier update...

We have good news... Nicolas is now out of hospital and back at home at Footprints. Looking a little sad but we are sure he will have his lovely smile back in a few days. Nicolas is still on medication but is on the mend. Thank you to everyone for your kind thoughts and get well wishes.
Feb
09

Our brave little soldier

Yesterday our brave little soldier Nicolas was admitted to hospital with septic tonsils. He has been suffering with a sore throat, cough and high temperature, so we decided to take no risks and get him checked out at hospital. He was admitted for an overnight stay to be reviewed today. Aunty Ann stayed with him but as you see from the photo he is a...
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Feb
08

FIRST WEEK IN FEBRUARY SEES A WINNER!!

Saturday 6th February saw Number 6 drawn as the Bonus Ball on the National Lottery and produced a winner on the Footprints Family Bonus Ball Fundraiser! Debbie and Ray Ashley, friends of The Footprints Family and supporters of our charity were our lucky winners. Kindly, Debbie and Ray have asked that we keep their winnings to help continu...
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Feb
01

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 Lockd...
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Jan
31

No 42 - Last one for January!

 Saturday 30th January saw Bonus Ball number 42 drawn on the National Lottery. Unfortunately, once again, there is no winner of the £30 prize money as this number had not been purchased. We wish all those who have participated in our Bonus Ball fundraiser lots of luck for next week!  Let's hope February sees a few more of those numbers th...
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Jan
25

NUMBER 56 - THIS WEEK'S BONUS BALL

On 25th January 2021, Ball No 56 was drawn as the National Lottery Bonus Ball -  The Footprints Family Fundraiser sees 'No Winner' this week. This week saw Bonus Ball Number 56 drawn on the National Lottery. There is no winner on the Footprints Bonus Ball Fundraiser as this number had not been purchased. This Fundraising initiat...
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Jan
21

New member of Staff

Today we are very pleased to announce we have a new member of staff in the Footprints Family. Our lovely Jane Kiviu. Jane finished secondary school at the end of 2019 and last year spent time at Footprints helping out and learning her role. She has now been added to the staff and is officially working for Footprints as our cook and loving every min...
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Jan
20

New pathways and fencing at Footprints

We have recently installed new drainage and pathways at Footprints. This has been made with Galarna tiles traditionally used in Kenya. It looks a bit like crazy paving. The reason we have added this important feature is to make areas for the children, staff and visitors to play and walk safely and to help with draining away any surplus water from t...
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Jan
20

New Carport

We have recently built a new Carport for some protection from the elements, mainly the heat from the sun. We had some damage caused by the weather here in Kenya so decided it was time to build a carport to shelter/protect the vehicles from the heat and rain.  We used some of our own Casuarina trees we grow at Footprints to help make the struct...
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Jan
05

The start of returning to senior school

Time for Anna, Eliza and Hadija to travel back to their secondary school, Kingwede Girls High School. All set with everything they need to be COVID safe. The girls have been home schooled here at Footprints since March so it will be good to get some normality back. Thank you once again to everyone who had continued to support Footprints at this dif...
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Jan
17

FOOTPRINTS FAMILY BONUS BALL - 16TH JANUARY 2021

16th January saw the third week of our Bonus Ball fundraiser. The Bonus Ball number drawn this week was No. 27. Unfortunately, there was no winner this week as Ball 27 had not been purchased. Ball No 27 relates to Faith's Story (See Below). Faith is one of six sisters, who were all living happily with their parents. One day men broke...
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Nov
19

Website training at for the Footprints Family Youth Programme

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Having website training with WA Designs & Auntie Jo today, as part of the COVID Lockdown Youth Programme in conjunction with the new Footprints Family objective for supporting our over 18 year old children. Even Mama Kerry enjoyed learning today too. This is a huge milestone for the Footprints Family introducing technology into the lives of the...
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Nov
01

Today we are so immensely proud

We have taken our first young adult, Raphael, to board a bus bound for Nairobi, the capital city here in Kenya, He is going to be starting 4 years studying at University, studying International Relations. He was extremely nervous as were we but seeing him leave is a huge milestone. Raphael was left outside the Footprints gates in 2013 with his youn...
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Nov
26

Joseph meets his sister

What makes me more happier than meeting my sister? Well as a genuine habit of humanity, family is important. My sisters name is Anne and I love her dearly. As fate decides for us, we are Living far from each other but of course distance is a test of how far love can go. Whenever we come together I become  ALIVE.     &n...
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Aug
31

Abigail

In May 2019 Mama Kerry Uncle Patrick and our social worker Alex, made the journey, by foot into the forest to the home of the children's Aunty Milka her husband and their 2 children one being Naomi suffering from severe cerebral palsy and the grandmother . Milka had herself walked the 6km to Footprints on three occasions to plea for ...
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