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)
Falconer Trust Day of Prayer - Saturday 10th October
On Saturday we are holding a Day of Prayer for the work of the Falconer Trust and the Falconer Children’s Home. Because of current circumstances most of you will not be able to gather in prayer meetings, but we would ask you to pray on your own, with your household, or in a group if current restrictions allow you to do so.
On Saturday morning a short video will be posted on our Facebook page, giving some points for prayer. If you visit this during the day, you are free to post your own prayers in the comments. If you are not a Facebook user, please still pray for the various needs of the Home and the Trust.
Autumn 2020 Newsletter
The Autumn 2020 newsletter is available for download here.
If you would like to receive regular newsletters, either by email or post, please get in touch.
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 Collection Point in Wanstead
We are delighted to announce that Wanstead Baptist Church has now become a collection point for donated goods for the Falconer Trust. We are so grateful to Rev. David Morgan and the fellowship at Wanstead for building a lovely new shed to collect our goods.
If you would like to deliver items to the church for the Falconer Trust, please contact the Falconer Trust in the first instance (01953 884468 or firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will put you in touch with the church staff.
The address for Wanstead Baptist Church is 29-31 Wellington Road, London, E11 2AS
Hymns for Zambia - The DVD
Following the success of the Hymns for Zambia Facebook event in May, a new DVD has been produced. The DVD contains eighteen hymns which were played on the day, with slideshows of photographs and video clips of various aspects of the Home. Please get in touch if you would like a copy. There is no charge for the DVD, but donations towards our work are always gratefully received.