Archived News

Archived News

Emergency Appeal – Help survivors like Joe

Please watch this video to see the life changing support The Katie Piper Foundation offers survivors of burns like Joe. Joe was at work when he had an accident. Joe and his KPF support crew have worked incredibly hard on his rehabilitation so that he can again be the active...
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A Christmas message from Founder Katie Piper

A message at the end of the toughest of years to our supporters. Whether you’re a survivor who has supported us by giving helpful feedback on our services, or someone who gives us a monthly gift we couldn’t have made the difference we have, without you in 2020.    

Katie’s Christmas Auction

Harness your Christmas Spending Power for Good! With shops closed & social distancing in place, Christmas shopping is more challenging this year than ever before.  To help you find original presents and have a fantastic Christmas shopping experience Katie has launched ‘Katie’s Christmas Auction’ open now until Friday 27th November...
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Yvonne’s story

Yvonne was one of the first survivors to use our Rehabilitation at Home service during the lockdown in 2020. Here is her story. It was December 2018 when Yvonne went for a walk with her 2 grandchildren. As she stopped to bend down and pick up her small grandson, Yvonne...
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Our new Ebloggers partnership

Feel your best whatever your story. Ebloggers give new life to fashion and beauty pieces from your favourite influencers – including Katie Piper – so that you can #weartheirwardrobe and style lush pre-loved clothing pieces. Now we’ve teamed up, so by shopping with them you’re also supporting survivors of burns....
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Pedal Power for Burns Survivors – Join Us!

On the 4th August this year you could be flying through the streets of London and leafy lanes of Surrey by taking part in the Prudential RideLondon – Surrey cycle challenge for The Katie Piper Foundation. With the ballot now closed, riding for a charity is the only way to...
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Behind-the-scenes peek at our rehabilitation centre

The journey to opening a dedicated rehabilitation centre for adults who have survived burns has been one of meticulous preparation.  On BBC Breakfast on Friday 26th October, you can have a behind-the-scenes glimpse as we prepare to evolve out of our development phase, and into being a fully-fledged service. Running...
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Could you be our Chair? – More time to apply

The Katie Piper Foundation, which began as a very small charity born out of Katie Piper’s dedication to improving outcomes for survivors of burns, has a big objective: a world in which scars do not limit a person’s function, social inclusion or sense of wellbeing. We are now poised to...
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Our Founder guest edits National Geographic

Katie has guest edited the world renowned National Geographic magazine in September 2018.  She is one of only 12 people selected to do so in the 130 year history of the publication.  Katie lead content that explores a range of themes, including identity.  She says “When your appearance is drastically transformed in...
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Support Katie’s Run for Rehab

Katie loves nothing more than taking on a challenge and she’s donning her running shoes again to take part in the Royal Parks Half Marathon on 14th October 2018. You can help her reach her £7,000 target which will support burns survivors with specialist therapy at our live-in rehabilitation centre....
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Could you be our Charity Director?

Job role: To lead KPF An outstanding opportunity to be The Katie Piper Foundation’s first permanent Charity Director. You’ll head up a team with fantastic team spirit, expertise and commitment. It’s a flexible role in many ways and you can be primarily based in London or Merseyside. Please see here...
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When friends inspire us to climb mountains!

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...
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Burns Rehabilitation Survey

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) Thank you!

Residential Burn and Scar Rehabilitation Centre

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...
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KPF Weekend Event 2017

We held our 2017 Weekend Event at the end of September.  We had 60 guests this year – all adults affected by burn injuries and their family/friends/partners.  Activities included: Cupcake decorating A talk on confidence from Katie Piper Mindful walks in nature Personal training Relaxing massage Swimming Camouflage and makeup...
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Katie’s Theatre Tour

We’re delighted to tell you about Katie’s first ever theatre tour, starting in March 2018! There’ll be plenty of chances to donate to The Katie Piper Foundation when you’re there, and if you treat yourself to the ‘meet and greet’ package, at least £10 of your ticket price will come...
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National Blowdry Day!

National Blow Dry Day has chosen The Katie Piper Foundation to be their charity of the year.  The special day which celebrates confidence takes place on Friday 28th July.  No preparation or planning is needed!  We are asking hairdressers and salons to raise funds through donating their tips for the...
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Ideal Home Show – Manchester

The Katie Piper Foundation are the charity of the year at the Ideal Home Show Manchester again this year!  Katie Piper and friends will be at the show on Thursday 8th June – sharing their tips on self esteem.  Please come along and look out for our collections tins and buckets!...
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Feedback from KPF Pop Up Event

KPF Pop Up Event: The day began with an introduction from Raiche, who developed the KPF Pop Up Event We then heard a motivational talk from Katie Piper, (focussing on confidence, personal development, wellbeing and overcoming barriers) followed by a group discussion. After lunch we had a short motivational talk from...
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On-line Survey – Centre For Appearance Research

Researchers at the Centre for Appearance Research are hoping to recruit participants to an on-line survey focussing on the intimate lives of those living with a visible difference or an altered appearance. Taking part involves answering a series of survey style questions about yourself, your appearance, your thoughts and feelings...
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Swimming Opportunity

Sylvia, a member of the London Adult Burns Support Group http://www.chelwest.nhs.uk/services/surgery/burns-service/burns-support-groups has been working hard to create opportunities for people with appearance differences to go swimming in a relaxed and welcoming environment without fear of being judged by others. Sylvia’s hard work is paying off and she has now set a location for the...
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A thank you from a family member

Having spent many years as a family seeking support for one of my sisters it was my daughter who mentioned the Katie Piper foundation following a documentary she had recently watched. I subsequently researched the charity as I was unaware of the kind of support it offered. One of my...
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Burns Awareness Day

KPF is reminding people of the importance of administering the right first aid for burns and scalds, as part of National Burns Awareness Day on 19 October. It is estimated that around 300 people a day are seen with a burn in A&E departments across England and Wales. While most...
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