Vote for Footsteps Foundation

Direct Debit are giving a Big Break to one lucky charity by donating £2,000 to the organisation that gets the most votes. Sums of £1,000 and £100 will also be donated to other charities.

Please vote for Footsteps Foundation by visiting the Big Break website. Voting will end on the 31st March.


Footsteps Filmstars!

It’s been a busy week at the Footsteps Centre! We have just finished filming for our first professional film which documents the lives of Footsteps families and shows how the Footsteps therapy programme continues to make a positive difference to the lives of many children.

Thank you to all those who have contributed to the project and a special thanks to Tracy Christie for volunteering her time and expertise to the project.

We are very excited to see the finished product at the end of the year! And if that’s not enough, we will soon be working with a group of students from Oxford Brookes University who will also be producing a short film for Footsteps. Watch this space!



Lions hear footsteps

The Goring & District Lions Club invited our Fundraiser Clare to attend a dinner evening on Monday 8th October. After a superbe meal, she was given the opportunity to talk about Footsteps and the difference we can make to families with disabled children. She walked away with a generous donation of £1,500 from the Club which will fund a three week therapy session for a local child and also contribute towards the Equipment Bank Project. Thank you to all of the Lions for their contribution to Footsteps Foundation!

Fundraising Committee Opportunity


We are looking for volunteers of all backgrounds to help raise awareness and funds for Footsteps Foundation.

The demand for support from Footsteps Foundation is continuing to increase as more and more children with cerebral palsy and other neurological disorders require financial assistance to access the unique and intensive Footsteps physiotherapy programme.

Since 2009 Footsteps Foundation has provided support to 111 individual disabled children and awarded £100,877 worth of grants in 2011 alone.

Positions are currently available on our fundraising committee which meets once a month to discuss fundraising opportunities and raise the charity’s profile locally and nationally. There are also positions available on the Board of Trustees and people interested in general fundraising/volunteering are encouraged to get in touch.

Pip Hoyer Millar, Founder of Footsteps Foundation, says “Becoming a committee member or a volunteer is a great way of helping a disabled child to reach their full potential. It is a hugely rewarding role and we are looking forward to welcoming input from a new group of people.”

For an information pack, please contact Clare at or call 01865 340376.

Seeking Volunteers for Wittfest June 30th – July 1st 2012

Footsteps Foundation has been selected as one of two nominated charities to benefit from this year’s Wittfest.

Wittfest is a free music festival raising money for local charities. The event provides an eclectic mix of music and entertainment enjoyed by all of the family. Now in its 13th year, the festival takes place in the grounds of the Plough Inn, Long Wittenham, near Didcot.

We are looking for volunteers to help with face painting, selling raffle tickets and merchandise, stewarding and fundraising games. Support is needed between 12pm and 6pm on Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July.

If you can spare an hour or two to help at this fun event, please email or call the office on 01865 340376


Football boots signed by Arsenal player Kieran Gibbs

Are you an Arsenal FC supporter? Would you like a pair of football boots signed by first team player Kieran Gibbs?

You could become the lucky owner of a signed pair of boots, kindly donated to Footsteps Foundation by Arsenal Football Club.Every pound raised will help a disabled child to take their first footsteps.

To make your bid, simply click here. The online auction closes on the 17th June.

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