Radcliffe Orchestra Concert – Saturday 9th November 2013

jpeg Radcliffe posterOn Saturday 9th November Footsteps Foundation will be the local charity benefitting from the Radcliffe Orchestra Concert at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

The orchestra consists mainly of professionals in the health care sector who have been playing together for over 26 years. November’s concert programme will include Chopin’s 1st piano concerto and Brahms’ 2nd symphony.

The concert starts at 7.45pm in the Tingewick Hall of the John Radcliffe hospital. Tickets are £10 (£8 concessions, under 16 free); and includes refreshments afterwards. To buy your tickets please contact admin@footstepsfoundation.com We would love to see you there!

Chocolates for Chocoholics

ChocoholicsOnce again, Footsteps Foundation will be distributing Chocoholics brochures and taking your orders in the lead up to Halloween and Christmas. There are lots of lovely chocolaty treats and stocking fillers on sale, whether you’re looking for corporate gifts for your clients or stocking fillers for your children.  Orders you make through Footsteps, will enable us to claim 15% back which will help us to raise money for family grants.

For a glimpse at some of the chocolate gifts on offer, please visit http://www.chocolate-parties.com/ You can request your brochure and order form by emailing info@footstepsfoundation.com

M&Co Fashion Show – 21st October 2013

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAM&Co in Abingdon are hosting a fashion show on Monday 21st October at 7pm. Tickets are £5 each and include refreshments and nibbles after the show. All money raised on the night will be donated to Footsteps Foundation.

One of our very own Footsteps mums will also be modelling in the show so come along and join us to see what’s on offer! Visit M&Co’s website for a sneak preview!

Tickets are limited and are sold in advance at M&Co. If you would like to reserve one, please contact info@footstepsfoundation.com

Oscar walks 75m

Oscar 78m walkCongratulations to Oscar for recently completing his longest walk ever.. He walked 78m with his walker and raised £678 for Footsteps Foundation. He also raised money for his school and the British Heart Association. Well done Oscar!

Wacky Wittfest raises £1,650 for Footsteps

Wittfest cheque presntationFootsteps Foundation was chosen to be one of the two local charities benefitting from this year’s Wittfest at The Plough Inn in Long Wittenham. For the second year running, our creative volunteers painted lots of faces, children and adults, across the weekend. The weather was lovely, the music was great and it was a fantastic atmosphere. We attended the cheque presentation and took home £1,650 for Footsteps.

Stephen attempts two gruelling challenges in one day!

On October 19th, supporter Stephen Morgan will attempt not one but two gruelling challenges in aid of Footsteps Foundation.  In the morning, he will complete the Grim Duathlon, a 5k run followed by a 20k bike ride and then another 5k run. Despite the Duathlon being a big challenge in its own right, Stephen will also attempt the Grim Blackout by night – a 15k run in the dark! We think he deserves a medal! If you would like to show your support, you can sponsor Stephen at http://www.justgiving.com/Stephen-Morgan8 Every little helps to fund a footstep!

Tea Room Take-over

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOn Saturday 7th September, a team of Footsteps volunteers took over the tea room at Dorchester Abbey for a couple of hours. They were busy selling home-made cakes and serving cups of tea to local residents and tourists visiting the renowned Abbey. In only two hours, the team raised £250 for Footsteps Foundation. Thank you to all those who made cakes and donated their time to help out.

Internship opportunity

Footsteps Foundation is seeking a Fundraising Assistant to help with the development and management of the charity’s fundraising activities.

The role will involve assisting with a range of fundraising and administrative activities, including

research, administration, customer service, event management, trust fundraising and

database support – an interest in working across and gaining experience in all these areas is vital.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an intelligent, highly organised and creative candidate.

To see the full role description or request an application form, please contact clare@footstepsfoundation.com

Donate an hour to help a disabled child

Footsteps Cerebral Palsy Awareness Week takes place between the 11th – 18th May and Footsteps Foundation is appealing to individuals to donate an hour of their salary to help a disabled child access the rehabilitation they so desperately need.

During an hour of therapy at Footsteps, a disabled child can achieve 100 steps on the treadmill. By donating an hour of your salary, you can help make this possible.

You can join Footsteps staff and therapists in donating an hour of their salary by visiting our Just Giving page to make your own donation.

Footsteps Cerebral Palsy Awareness Week: 11th-18th May 2013

Footsteps Cerebral Palsy Awareness Week will soon be here for the second year running. There will be something for everyone to get involved in and we are appealing to families, schools and businesses to help make it a success.

Friday 17th May will celebrate FOOTSTEPS FRIDAY.

It is a great opportunity for schools, companies and families to join together in celebrating the achievements of children attending Footsteps.

You can get involved by:

– Holding a coffee morning or cake sale at work or at your child’s school

– Wearing fancy dress to work or encouraging your local school to hold a non-uniform day

– Entering a team into the Oxford Fun Run on Saturday 11th May

Donating an hour of your salary to help a disabled child access an hour of therapy


Footsteps Foundation will publically acknowledge all schools and businesses who get involved during the Awareness Week.


For further information about FOOTSTEPS FRIDAY and FOOTSTEPS CEREBRAL PALSY AWARENESS WEEK, please contact clare@footstepsfoundation.com or call 01865 343851.

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