Katie Bushell


Malawi Foster Care
Malawi Foster Care fosters orphaned children. We place them in carefully selected family homes, where each child has the life-changing opportunity to access an education, healthcare, a nutritious diet and most importantly... a loving home.
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Katie Bushell

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Hi! Way back in 2009 I viisited Malawi as  Primary school teacher. I fell in love with the country and the people and decided to return a year later to spend 4 months working in Chikale Primary School. During this visit I met a 13 year old homeless boy called Doud, in the capital city Lilongwe. He was extremely malnourished, he had a high HIV count and evidently there was no-one to look after him. With friends running a girls orphanage in the same area, it became apparent that there was a shortage of orphan care for boys. With a lot of help from friends, familiy and various charitable organisations, I returned a year later to look for a location for a proposed orphanage. However, during this visit it became apparent that a much simpler, more sustainable and cost-effective solution existed, one that could be implemented immediately - to place children in a foster environment with a local family. 

The project has since gone from strength to strength and we now care for 17 orphaned children across 3 families. We also do elderly outreach within the local villages and we are looking to extend our service and to provide a nuture / feeding programme for the many street children in Lilongwe. 

The beauty of this charity is that because it is ran entirely by volunteers, 100% of donations go directly to the cause. Last year it gained independent charty status and is now  recognised by the charity commission.

Due to the flooding last year, Malawi is experiencing a huge food shortage right now. Many children are living without support and are struggling to find even a meal a day. We are desperate to extend our support - but we need your help to do it. 

I will be running this half-marathon with Hayley Crosby, Helen Thomas and Emanuele Ricci for Malawi Foster Care!

Thank you for your support - Your generousity is very much appreciated!

Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.

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14.03.16 Well Done Katie!!!

14.03.16 Well done Katie! Love Crizzo

14.03.16 We knew you could do it xxx



13.03.16 Well done


13.03.16 Well done Kate! Xx

13.03.16 Well done x

13.03.16 Well done Katie

13.03.16 Well done Katie!

12.03.16 Hope all is well.


12.03.16 Run like the wind girl!


09.03.16 Go Katie! We'll be thinking of you! Lots of love xxx

09.03.16 Good luck and keep up the good work in Malawi

08.03.16 Good luck


06.03.16 Run Forest Run!! Good luck:))

06.03.16 Good luck Katie! You'll smash it! What a worthwhile cause xx


06.03.16 Good luck with the run - book yourself a massage for afterwards or the next day! Amazing what you've done with this brilliant cause. Keep it up x


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