Thoughts may be turning to spring, but here at The Katie Piper Foundation, we’re still happy to be reminded of snowcapped mountains when we think of what Grace Thorne achieved. She trekked Mount Kilimanjaro as a sponsored challenge back in February. Her efforts won’t be forgotten! Inspired by her good friend Catrin Pugh’s personal challenge of ongoing recovery from severe burns, Grace raised over £5,000. Grace has been by Catrin’s side throughout her journey. Catrin was the first burn survivor to attend The Katie Piper Foundation’s residential burn rehabilitation in its pilot phase. The money raised by Grace will go straight to enabling this special place to open. That will mean many more survivors of burns can receive intensive treatment following their discharge from NHS burn units, where they receive outstanding care.
Click here to watch Grace’s amazing video diary… could you do the same for The Katie Piper Foundation? Please get in touch if you think you’d like to take part in a challenge by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 07903 187309.
Thank you Grace, for pushing yourself to the limits to help survivors of burns.
Can you help one of our volunteers with her project on burns rehabilitation by completing this quick survey? https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/68D7HSC
(This is not a KPF research project. If you need support please check out the Get Help section of this website)
Following successful pilots in 2016 and 2017 and a development phase in early 2018, our residential burn and scar rehabilitation centre will be getting off the ground in 2018. More information on this will follow in the coming months. If you or someone you know has a burn injury, or an injury resulting in a scar, and you have any questions about this service, please contact us