Thanks to the fabulous Lizz Lipscombe, the boys from Radley College and Head of Music Sam Gladstone for making our first music therapy day such a spectacular success – the children loved every minute!
A fantastic afternoon of music. We danced, we were emotional, we laughed, especially at Brandon’s jokes!
On the 17th of June, Barleycorn Removals from Wallingford and Caversham Moves in Caversham, Reading will be carrying a double bed, as well as 2 bedside tables to the top of Britain’s highest mountain. The team want to raise £5,000 to help Footsteps children become stronger and more able you can support them here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/A-bed-up-Ben-Nevis
There will be no chance of sleeping on the job as the team of 8 climb the 1,345 metres above sea level to the summit. This is the second challenge of this nature the team are undertaking. Last year they carried a sofa up Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain, raising £1200 for Footsteps Foundation.
Chris Cox, 42 from Barleycorn Removals said “As a keen mountain walker myself, I wanted to do something different. Obviously in my line of work, I’m used to carrying furniture and Footsteps in such a great charity, we wanted to do it for them,”
At the summit of Ben Nevis, other walkers will be invited to pose on the bed for photos, in return for a donation to the charity.
Cox said “When we carried the sofa up Scafell, we didn’t appreciate just how many people would want their photo sat on it. It was a great way to raise extra money as we climbed, and a good excuse to put the sofa down for a rest!”
We are really looking forward to welcoming Lizz Liscombe, currently studying for her masters in music therapy to Footsteps at the end of June. Lizz came for a visit before and loved the centre. She has devised a programme of musical games for children of all abilities, which will compliment their physiotherapy, and provide enjoyment and fun.
We are so lucky to be supported by two amazing runners this year: Charlotte Milgate who will be running the London Marathon for the charity in April and Holly Bayliss who is doing an incredible 100km round the Isle of White in May!
The ladies both personally know people who have benefited from Footsteps therapy and want to show their support to others by raising £1000s of pounds to help other young people access our life changing therapy – Thanks Charlotte! Thanks Holly!
If you feel inspired and would like to get your running shoes on for Footsteps Foundation we have places in the British 10km on the 10th of July – just ask Maggie on email@example.com
Our Summer raffle was drawn on Friday 9th August and ten lucky winners took away a prize. The three top prizes included a Tandem Skydive, a Co-Op Fairtrade hamper worth £100 and a £50 Marks & Spencer voucher.
We asked Footsteps families to try and sell as many tickets as they can and Amy Allen’s family managed to sell 100 tickets! As a result, Amy has won a free hour of therapy at The Footsteps Centre, worth £50.
Thank you to all of the families and individuals who sold and bought tickets. The money raised will go towards our family grants project, helping families who would otherwise struggle to afford intensive therapy.
Following Peter’s three-week session at Footsteps, he requested a Footsteps cake to celebrate his birthday! We hope it tasted as good as it looks!
We are looking for volunteers to help at the following upcoming events. If you are interested in finding out more, please get in touch!
Saturday 7th September – Footsteps takes over the Abbey tea room, Dorchester-on-Thames
Saturday 28th September – Choko Beer Festival, Cholsey
Saturday 9th November – Radcliffe Orchestra Concert, Oxford
Six of our supporters battled against the heat on the 14th July and raced around London to raise money for Footsteps Foundation. Well done to Nikki, Julia, Derek, Richard, John and Stacey for their hard work and fundraising efforts. Between them they have so far raised just under £3,000 for Footsteps. Fantastic work Team Footsteps!
If you are interested in taking a place in the British 10k in 2014, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Footsteps Foundation were one of two charities benefitting from this year’s Wittfest at The Plough in Long Wittenham.
The sunshine brought lots of families out and the face painting proved to be very popular!
Thanks to all of our volunteers who helped out over the weekend. A fantastic £3,300 was raised!
Footsteps Foundation joined up with Pavilion Playgroup to put on a Family Fun Day. The event was hosted by The Red Lion in Chalgrove and was a success despite the terrible rain at the start of the day.
It was a fun day for all the family with a variety of games including Splat the rat, Hook the duck, Coconut Shy, the Stocks among many other activities. Thanks to our fundraising committee, our volunteers and with the help of Pavilion, the event raised over £900 in total.