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
Collection Point in Wanstead
Wanstead Baptist Church is now 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
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)
Summer 2021 Newsletter
To see the newsletter for Summer 2021 click here.
If you would like to receive regular newsletters (3 per year) by post or by email, please get in touch.
July 2021 Video Update
We have published a new 8-minute video update on Youtube, with news on Simon, the Covid situation, and projects including the roof replacement. To view the video please click on the following link:
News of Simon
Since returning from his stay in hospital, Simon Samutala has suffered a bout of malaria, as have others at the Falconer Home. He is now doing well, however, and is back to overseeing the various projects which are being undertaken around the Home.
The Falconer Home Story DVD
A new DVD is now available telling the story of the Falconer Home, from Lilias Falconer’s journey to Africa, through to the present day. If you would like a copy please get in touch.
You can still also obtain a copy of the ‘Hymns for Zambia’ DVD.
To order either of these, please email us at email@example.com
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.
A new toilet block is under construction