Stories

Clive Beckenham, son of the founders of New Life Home Trust, shares his adoption story

Before there ever was a New Life Home Trust, Clive and Mary Beckenham rescued and adopted Clive Beckenham. This highlighted to them the plight of many other abandoned babies and they wondered if there might be other families prepared to do the same. They found that there were, and thus was…...

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Give Christmas thanks this year

Can you donate £20 to give a member of staff a care package this Christmas? With Christmas approaching we are reminded that this time of year is for giving and being thankful for the people in our lives. This year we want to take this opportunity to say thank you to our staff, again. Last…...

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Moving to a new home

In the summer three girls moved from our home in Kisumu, Amani Cottage to Carmel House in Nakuru, over 100 miles southeast of Kisumu. Why were they moved there? Well for those children who aren’t adopted, New Life does their best to place them in a suitable home environment to…...

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So much has happened across the world since March… 

Back in March (2020) Trustees Gerry and her husband Tony Denson were making their first trip of the year to Amani Cottage one of the NLHT homes in Kisumu, it turned out to be a very differnet trip to what they had planned… “We were planning to spend much of…...

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How our family grew from 5 to 7 when we welcomed in Chloe and Mama Chloe

Susan Geary and her family kindly invited Chloe and Mama Chloe to stay with them, when Chloe came over to the UK for treatment back in 2018 – Susan shares their story with us… At the beginning of February 2020, I spent a weekend in Nairobi during a work visit…...

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New quarantine unit open for business

Update from Dr. Janet Mutinda, National Director NLHT Kenya Good news!!! We recently set up one wing in our Kisumu home as a quarantine unit for current rescued children. We have two babies there who are doing well. We have now set a up further unit at our home in Nairobi and…...

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A small snippet from a Physiotherapist visiting Amani Cottage

Margaret Mockford, Children’s Physiotherapist  (recently retired from the NHS). The look on the 6 year old girl’s face was amazing – she was watching the nappies flapping on the washing line, able to look forwards and out into the garden for the first time, possibly the first time ever. This…...

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School life Kenyan style

Bev Stockley, Trustee for New Life Home Trust and teacher, spent six years living in Kisumu, Kenya where she assisted in setting up a center for children with special needs at Amani Cottage. She shares with us some of her insights into school life in Kenya…  Getting a good education…...

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Gail visits New Life in Nairobi

Each year people from the UK fly out to Kenya to visit New Life Homes. Often we hear stories of how these trips are truly inspiring and life-changing. Gail Brechin has recently returned from her visit to our Nairobi home and we got in touch with her to share her experience…...

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Celebrating 24 years at New Life Home Trust

Kenyan environmental activist and Nobel laureate, Wangari Maathi, once said: “I’m very conscious of the fact that you can’t do it alone. It’s teamwork. When you do it alone you run the risk that when you are no longer there nobody else will do it.” When New Life Nairobi opened its…...

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