The Falconer Trust was formed in 1980 with the primary purpose of supporting Miss
Falconer and the children’s home that she had founded, by Henry and ‘Rene Webb. Henry’s
interest in Miss Falconer’s work started when
he joined Mr Bland and Mr McKenzie who ran a Sunday School in the library at Neashan
Road Dagenham. Miss Falconer had stayed with Mr Bland at his home in Seven Kings
while studying tropical medicine in London prior to sailing for Africa, and had
worshipped with him at Wangey Road Chapel in Chadwell Heath. The Sunday School moved
into Lillechurch Gospel Hall after it was built in the early 1950s. All the Sunday
School collections were saved and sent to help Miss Falconer and her ‘chocolate drops’,
a term that would not be used today. Soon annual ‘Toy Sundays’ were being held and
‘parcels’ containing toys as well as baby food began to be sent to the orphanage
When Henry retired from his position with the Nationwide Building Society The Falconer
Trust was brought into being as the vehicle with which to support the thriving ‘Falconer
Children’s Home and Orphanage’. If you should have visited Henry and Rene at their
home in Goodmayes Ilford, you would have seen the parcels stacked in the hallway
ready for dispatch to the Children’s Home via a freight carrier.
The task of packing, sorting and dispatching the goods so lovingly given, has now
moved to Norfolk where one of Henrys sons , Ken with his wife Pat carry out the day-to-day
running of ‘The Trust’. On average 80 parcels a month are sent with a weight of about
1250kg. All of the Mail for the Trust is still received by Henry and Rene who still
enjoy opening the letters that arrive.
Two News letters are produced each year and our mailing list extends to 1600 friends
who receive the latest news. Please contact us if you or your fellowship would like
to be added to our mailing list. Ken and Pat have visited the Home on several occasions
and videos of the visits are available. Ken is also available to visit Churches and
interested groups to share the story of Miss Falconer and the Children’s Home,
please contact him for more information.
The Trustees of the Falconer thank everyone for their continued support in so many
ways. May our God richly bless you with a “well done good and faithful servant”.