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The Footprints 4 Sam Trust

Footprints 4 Sam is a Trust formed in memory of Samuel John Frederick Platt.  A beautiful boy known to all those that love him as Sam.  Sam spent his entire life in hospital, all fifteen and half months having never had the opportunity to go outside and play or go home.  

Following Sam’s death, Fred and Melissa wanted Sam’s healthcare journey, which was far from perfect, to offer change, hope, dignity, mutual respect and connectedness for other children and families in similar situations. This was the start of Footprints 4 Sam.

The Trust fulfils this dream through a few simple initiatives aimed at serving underprivileged children and their families as each day they face the difficult journey of living with a life limiting condition. These complex conditions are often burdensome to the family and the Trust’s 6 key initiatives offer something tangible and beautiful in the midst of much pain and suffering.

It is our mission to leave Footprints of change in neonatal and paediatric wards countrywide, through the cultivation of a healthcare culture of swift and broad-based intervention, early diagnosis and real and achievable family centred solutions, which promote excellence of life for both child and family. Changing lives one footprint at a time…


Donations to date

R 9 945.14

Fundraising target

R 23 000.00

Donor Messages

Stark family
Super proud of you Sebs!!! Give it horns my boy!!
Mom & Dad
Well done my boy. We are very proud of you.
Nana & Auntie Sam
Well done Seb. Very proud of you. Love Nana and Auntie Sam
Well done Seb
Fred & Melissa
Good luck and thank you for honoring Sam’s legacy. This donation is a gift for Sam on his birthday Tuesday 9 April.
Guido, Celeste & Kids !!!
Good Luck Sebastian.....We are behind you all the way!!
Go for it Laddo!!
Oumie and Popa
Very proud of you.
Gill Clark
This a wonderful initiative young man. well done!

Activity feed

10 May 2020 USD $ 20
09 May 2020 R 263
09 May 2020 R 210
08 May 2020 R 525
07 May 2020 R 525