News (and a great photograph) from Ngambenyi

We’ve been trying to keep abreast of developments from Kenya and the work African Promise are doing on a new primary school. A week ago we received the latest news, and it looks like things are progressing excellently. This is from Charles Coldman: === Just back from a few weeks in Kenya and I’m so thrilled and excited to be able to tell you that construction work proper has now started at Ngambenyi. Our Project Manager, engineer and one of our head builders were on […]

Footprinter report from Kirsty Scott in Otjikondo

I have now been in Otjikondo for almost 5 months and hope once I describe my day to day life here and some of the things I have been doing, you may understand why I have not written another report since leaving. From the very beginning I have been welcomed, with open arms, into the lives of everybody here. On our first day me and my partner Alice were immediately invited to lunch with our hosts, Gilly and Reiner Stommel, and then taken on multiple […]

A fundraising round up

The big news for Hazel’s Footprints is some wonderful fundraising ideas which are being planned, are works in progress and have been completed against all odds. Starting with the last we have Ben, Pete and Steve’s epic journey in a VW Beetle in the Africa Rally in December from London to the Cameroons. Against all odds (and advice from the Foreign Office) they managed to be first over the finishing line and raise over £2,000 for HFT. You can read the whole intrepid mission on  […]

The Hurlingham and other summer fundraisers

THE big event this summer has been the HFT London Ceilidh held in the Hurlingham club on the 1st of August. Not only was it a tremendous evening of meeting “old friends” amongst the young, but it was a fantastic venue with masses of room to reel the night away. Lucy and her team, who deserve a huge thanks for all the time and effort they put into making the evening go so smoothly, purposefully kept the tickets as low in price as possible to […]

George Matts cycling to Cape Town

It has come to our attention that George Matts is about to embark on a fantastic cycle trip and will raise funds for Hazel’s Footprints as he bikes from Northamptonshire to Cape Town, yes Cape Town!!!! Visit his Justgiving page to help him with this huge challenge http:/ And you can visit his website so you can keep up to date with his movements at: In George’s own words The plan is to cycle from Northamptonshire to Cape Town across the Europe to Greece […]

Spring fundraising news

There is to be another Garden Opening in aid of Hazel’s Footprints this Spring at Baddingsgill, West Linton in Peeblesshire on Sunday 25th May by kind permission of Gavin and Elaine Marshall. They have an Opening every year as part of Scotland’s Garden Scheme of their beautiful woodland garden 1,000 feet up in the Pentland Hills above West Linton – a stunning situation. Woodland and riverside walks, several re-claimed recently. Bluebells, azaleas and rhododendrons. Water garden. Treasure Hunt for children (of all ages)… If you […]