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 020 7420 7815.
Thank you Grace, for pushing yourself to the limits to help survivors of burns.
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 day, donating takings from blow drys that day or how about hosting a raffle for a bundle of your best products? If you’re not a hairdresser perhaps you could give your best friend a treat of a blow dry or braiding session for a fiver, or you can take part in the online raffle here https://kpfoundation-blowdryday.everydayhero.com/uk/ego-raffle. Whatever you do please create your own page here so that you can show off your fundraising achievements to your friends and encourage online donations! https://kpfoundation-blowdryday.everydayhero.com//uk/get-started
All funds raised will go straight to helping people living with burns and scars, for example it could go towards a hair replacement system for someone like Adele.
Thank you for joining in!
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! http://www.idealhomeshowmanchester.com/visiting/ticket-information
We are pleased to announce that Beyond Beauty Cosmetic, a leading cosmetic surgery and aesthetics provider, is supporting The Katie Piper Foundation as part of the launch of their new clinic at Lycahealth in Canary Wharf, London.
For the first 50 clients, Beyond Beauty Cosmetic will be donating the entire consultation fee of £100 to support our vital work, raising a total of £5,000.
These funds will help us to continue working towards our vision of a world where scars do not limit a person’s function, social inclusion or sense of well-being.
We’re so pleased to announce that our founder, Katie Piper, is returning as the Fashion and Beauty Ambassador for The Ideal Home Show and we’re delighted to have been invited to be the Charity Partner again this year. You can make a donation when you purchase tickets http://idealhome.seetickets.com/ and there will also be lots of opportunities to support us at the Show.
In 2015 our charity partnership with The Ideal Home Show raised over £6000. This could, for example, help us to provide two weekend events for people living with burns and scars, enabling survivors to meet others with similar experiences, give and receive peer support, get professional advice and gain access to other services that we provide. We have found that these opportunities are empowering and improve survivors’ well-being.
“Meeting other people who have been through similar experiences truly was the most uplifting feeling I’d ever felt. Almost like a huge weight had been lifted off my shoulders”.
Thanks so much to everyone who supported us at the Ideal Home Show in 2015, we look forward to seeing you there again between the 18th March and 3rd April at Olympia, London.
The Katie Piper Foundation aims to support people living with burn and trauma scarring for as long as they need our help. Some of the services we provide, for example hair restoration systems, require a lifetime commitment from the Foundation as they need to be maintained throughout and replaced every year.
We want to ensure that we provide holistic support, and are able to respond in a flexible way to support each individual in whatever way they need. This month we asking if you can help us to provide this support by coming on board as a regular supporter of KPF
£20 per month – could help us to ensure our online forum stays open for people living with burn and trauma scarring
We are passionate about providing peer to peer support, and enabling survivors to meet others with similar experiences as no one should have to go through a difficult, potentially life changing, experience alone. One of the ways we do this is through our social activities: last year we held our first weekend event for 30 beneficiaries, one of whom – Kelly Jackson, blogger at http://www.kellyssmile.com/ – presented to the group about her experiences since a car accident in 2013, and this year Kelly is taking part in the British 10K for the Foundation.
“The Katie Piper Foundation has done so much for me and my confidence, living with burn scars. I would love to show my gratitude to the charity by taking part in any fundraising event. I hope I can raise enough money to help other burn survivors out there too.”
In 2016 we want to support more people living with burn and trauma scarring – we will launch an online forum, we will put on at least one more weekend social event, we will support those that require treatments like hair replacement systems and medical tattooing, we will continue to contribute to research within the burn care field, and we will continue to work towards delivering the gold standard of burn rehabilitation here in the UK.
To do this we need people to join us to help us achieve our vision of a world where scars do not limit a person’s function, social inclusion or sense of well-being.
Thank you so much for supporting The Katie Piper Foundation.
During December Merci Maman, creators of stunning personalised jewellery, http://www.mercimamanboutique.com/ are kindly donating £3 to The Katie Piper Foundation for every new follow or re-tweet https://twitter.com/MerciMamanGifts up to the value of £1000. Additionally – everyone who gets involved will be entered into a draw to win one of these gorgeous necklaces worth £59 https://www.mercimamanboutique.com/personalised-motto-necklace?search=motto
So not only are you supporting the vital work of the Foundation and helping us to make it easier to live with burns and scars, you could also win this beautiful prize in time for Christmas.
This week we are launching a crowd-funding campaign with Global Giving, and our target is to raise £5,000 to fund the new Katie Piper Foundation on-line forum for people with burns and trauma scarring.
This is part of a Global Giving challenge, which, if we secure 50 individual donations between now and 21st December 2015 means we could secure additional funds – a top three place in the challenge is eligible for £1,500 (first place), £1,000 (second) and £500 (third).
With your help we are confident we can achieve this – please visit https://www.globalgiving.co.uk/projects/peersupportforumforburnsurvivors/ to find out more.
The Katie Piper Foundation on-line forum:
This year we have been working hard developing a safe and secure platform to host this unique on-line forum for those with burns and trauma scarring.
People with burns or trauma scarring can often feel isolated because they do not get opportunities to meet others with similar experiences. Our aim is to launch an on-line forum to create a safe and supportive environment to share experiences, get scar advice and gain access to our other charity services which aim to make it easier to live with burns and scars.
Our forum will be managed by trained moderators and will be a place where people living with burns and scars can share experiences and support each other. They will be able to get advice on scar management and reach out to access other services provided by the Foundation.
This could be the first step for some survivors. We’re almost ready to launch but we need your help to make it a reality.