Denise Lillya


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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Lillya's Losing the Llbs

Denise Lillya

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Greetings Everyone

I want to raise money for a charity which I think has all the best elements of a not for profit organisation - Malawi Foster Care - more below.

Having to peel my GP off the ceiling when he saw my cholesterol reading, and because my fundraising skills aren’t great, I thought I’d commit myself to a sponsored health and fitness challenge with all donations going to Malawi Foster Care. The  challenge will begin on the day after we decide to stay in Europe :) - 24th June and end on 31st August.

During that time I aim to do the following:

  • Lose 3lb a week, which will be a total of 30lb/2 stone 2lbs by the end of August
  • Not drink any alcohol during that time
  • Walk to work at least twice a week
  • Be only as grumpy as I am ordinarily

I need your help to raise these much needed and deserved funds and to help me stay on track.  Your sponsorship will help me with some extra incentive to keep up the healthy habits and in the process raise absolutely vital funds for a small but very effective charity.

Malawi Foster Care is run entirely by volunteers so your donation goes directly to the orphaned children the charity works with. It was set up by Katie, a primary school teacher in Liverpool who visited Malawi and found there was a severe shortage of care for orphans, particularly for young boys. Working with the local community, Katie realised an effective solution was to enable local women to foster orphaned boys in their family home. The charity now has three Malawian volunteer foster mothers who care for eight boys between them.

Support from the charity enables the fostered boys to attend school, have access to good health care, a nutritious and balanced diet and (most importantly) feel loved. It costs just £40 a month to provide all of this for one child, just over £1 a day, so any donation you can make will go a very long way.

Sadly due to the HIV pandemic many Malawian children have lost their parents and are now being brought up by their grandparents, many of whom are very fragile and struggle to even care for themselves. The foster mothers also provide an outreach programme to give care packages provided by the charity to these older people to ensure their health and wellbeing so they can continue to care for their orphaned grandchildren.

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I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.

Recent donors

17.09.16 Well done Denise, what a great achievement!

04.09.16 Good luck Denise, I'm rooting for you!

01.09.16 Phew! Did it! Thanks to my lovely sister Jan who helped me reach the target. c

01.09.16 Well done Denise!

01.09.16 Great achievement for a great cause X

31.08.16 Nearly there.

30.08.16 Well done Denise. Jodie x

30.08.16 Good luck!

27.08.16 Well done! I eagerly await your next publication 'Dieting with Denise'....


25.08.16 Fab - well done, Denise!

20.08.16 Fantastic cause helping the under priviledged, good luck and greetings to all in Malawi

15.08.16 Great cause - good luck Denise

19.07.16 Keep up the good work, Ms Lillya! xxx

15.07.16 Well done Denise - great cause!

11.07.16 Love from Eric x

01.07.16 Good luck Denise! x

30.06.16 About time! Dad x


28.06.16 An impressive challenge for a great cause. Go Denise! X


25.06.16 Good luck Denise x

23.06.16 Good Luck Denise!

22.06.16 What a brilliant challenge! And thank you so much for choosing to donate to Malawi Foster Care - 100% of donated funds will go directly to the cause xxxxxxx



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