Falconer Children’s Home
and Orphanage, Kabulamema, Zambia
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The Falconer Trust
The Falconer Trust was formed in 1980 by Henry and Irene Webb, and its primary aim is to support the work of Lilias Falconer and the Children’s home that she started in 1949 in Kabulamema, Northern Rhodesia, now Zambia. Henry and Rene both passed away in 2010 and the Director of the Trust is now their son Ken. The trust has a warehouse and office in Norfolk, from where all of the donated goods are stored and dispatched. In May 2014 Neil Starling became the Manager of the Falconer Trust, taking over the day-to-day running of the charity.
The Falconer Children’s Home
The Falconer Children’s Home and Orphanage was established in 1947 by Lilias Falconer, a nurse from Manchester. It is situated in Kabulamema, in a remote part of the North Western province of Zambia. Miss Falconer ran the Home for fifty years, until she passed away in 1998, and it is now being run by her children. Simon Samutala arrived at the Home just two days old and is now in charge of all the different activities and projects. Miriam Mulyata came when she was seven days old, and having trained as a nurse has the responsibility of looking after the children’s welfare and the running of the main house.
Miss Falconer with Luke Fundulu and his infectious granny Nyachinduwa 21/3/47, we think at Chitokoloki Hospital
To see a list of food items, clothing and other goods which we can send to the home.
3 Linmore Court
Threxton Road Industrial Estate
Norfolk IP25 6NG
Phone 01953 884468 (Office)
Phone/Fax 01953 885654 (Ken Webb)
Hymns for Zambia - Special Online Fundraising Event
A huge THANK YOU to everyone who supported the Hymns for Zambia event on Saturday 2nd May. Neil spent 6 hours during the day playing hymns and worship songs, many of them requests from supporters. It was streamed live on our Facebook page, and during the course of the session over 700 people viewed the event. You can still view the video from our Facebook page. We are very grateful to our supporters, who donated in excess of £3000, with donations still coming in.
It is not too late to donate - just click on the ‘Donate’ button at the top of this page.
We are raising funds to support the Falconer Home in Kabulamema through the coronavirus pandemic, so that they can buy food for the children locally, reducing the need for them to travel long distances to buy supplies or collect our parcels. There are, of course, travel restrictions in place at the present time.
We would be so grateful for your valuable support, and the children at the Falconer Home would want to say 'Tuna sakalile nankashi' (thank you very much)!
As we all deal with the 'new normal' of the Covid-19 outbreak, we at the Falconer Trust are considering how best we can support the Falconer Home. We have sent them advice on social distancing, hygiene, etc. and they are applying these recommendations as best they can. Because of restrictions, the delivery of parcels to the Home has become impossible, and so we would like to be able to send money so that they can purchase food locally. Please can you help? You can make a donation using a debit/credit card via the 'Donate' button above, or you can make a direct transfer via your online banking. Please email or message us if you would like our bank details. THANK YOU!
Spring 2020 Newsletter
The Spring 2020 newsletter is now available to download here . If you would like to receive newsletters regularly, either by email or by post, please complete our Data Protection Consent Form and send it to us. You can download a form here.
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The DVD from the 2019 visit, ‘A Hope And A Future’ is now available. Please get in touch if you would like a complimentary copy.
One of the houses being built at the farm.
‘Mama Ndona’ by Pat Webb
This book tells the fascinating and inspiring story of Lilias Falconer, ‘The Lady With The Golden Heart’, and the establishing of the Falconer Children’s Home and Orphanage at Kabulamema.
It draws extensively on Miss Falconer’s correspondence, as well as many personal reminiscences.
The book is available for a suggested donation of £9.50 including p&p, and all proceeds go towards the work of the Falconer Trust. Please email, telephone or write to request a copy.
A batch of parcels being unloaded at the Falconer Home.
New Video Presentation
As you will no doubt be aware, the current 'lockdown' restrictions mean that I am not currently able to make the usual deputation visits to churches and midweek groups on behalf of the Falconer Trust. As we do not know when 'normal service will be resumed', I have made a short video to update you all on the latest situation at the Falconer Home. It lasts just ten minutes, and can be viewed at any time. Click on the following link to view it on YouTube:
I hope you find it interesting and informative. If you are unable to view it, and would like a copy on DVD, please let me know.
I pray that you stay well and safe during these troubled times.