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Fundraising

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. To read about what’s motivating Katie to run and make a much appreciated donation, please check out her fundraising page: https://katiepiperfoundation.charitycheckout.co.uk/pf/katie-piper Thank you to everyone who has supported so far!

 

There are still a few places left on our Royal Parks Half team. Your personal challenge will turn into funds which will power The Katie Piper Foundation’s brand new live-in rehabilitation hub for survivors of burns. By committing to a pledge of raising £350, you’ll be a huge part of raising the ambitious target Katie has set for the team! If you would like to be part of our running team please email info@katiepiperfoundation.org.uk The deadline for runner registration is 24th August so get in touch as soon as possible to secure your place.

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 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 info@katiepiperfoundation.org.uk or calling 07903 187309.

Thank you Grace, for pushing yourself to the limits to help survivors of burns.

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 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!

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!  http://www.idealhomeshowmanchester.com/visiting/ticket-information

   

 

Beyond Beauty Cosmetic supports The Katie Piper Foundation

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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 charity partner for the 2nd year running at The Ideal Home Show

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.

Can you make a difference to a burn survivor this year ?

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

£5 per month – could help us to support someone living with burn and trauma scarring to access peer support

£10 per month – could help us to provide a make-up and skin camouflage session to a burn survivor

£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.

Merci Maman to support The Katie Piper Foundation through twitter campaign  

 

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.

 

Please follow them here https://twitter.com/MerciMamanGifts and share with your followers.   Watch out for our tweets too !   https://twitter.com/KPFoundation