Cotton Tree Children’s Trust


As you will be aware, Sierra Leone has been devastated by the mudslide on Monday, killing hundreds of people just outside Freetown in Regent. I know this area well, & know people there. I have no idea if they have survived or not!

Our orphanage just outside Freetown in Waterloo.

As a result of this disaster, the mass burial of the many bodies is on land next to our orphanage in Waterloo. This has put our children’s lives at high risk of cholera & typhoid. We also need clean water because of the floods.

Food is now difficult to find as all the roads are impassable.

We desperately need your help with donations of money so we can buy much needed medicines, clean water & get them food.


Rosemary Bidwell, Director & Founder, can personally guarantee that every penny will go to our children & where its needed most, & it will not go through any third party.

Thank you in anticipation, from myself Rosemary Bidwell & all of our children. 

Registered Charity No. 1116021

The Cotton Tree Children’s Trust is dedicated to caring for orphans and street children in Sierra Leone, West Africa. The charity was founded by Rosemary Bidwell in 2006.

Currently, there are fifteen children under the care of The Cotton Tree Children’s Trust orphanage in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone. We provide a safe and caring environment, food and clothing, and education in local schools.

Our charity relies entirely on donations and sponsorship for its survival. Please visit our Donate page. Thank you.