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.
The Katie Piper Foundation are very proud of our patron Simon McCabe of Scarborough Group International who raised a phenomenal £8,500 in sponsorship for us by taking part in The Royal Parks Half Marathon on Sunday 11th October 2015. This significant sum will help us to reach even more people living with burns and scars.
We will have places for runners in The Royal Parks Half Marathon in 2016, so watch this space for more details or get in touch with Sarah firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest for this, or any other running events you would like to get involved with in 2016.
Leading skincare brand Radical Skincare are supporting The Katie Piper Foundation by donating £2.50 for every UK purchase of their Advanced Peptide Serum and their SPF 30 Skin Perfecting Screen to The Katie Piper Foundation, from October 2015.
Radical Skincare founders Rachel and Liz originally approached the Foundation as they have a particular interest in the support that we provide to burn survivors – their father, the late Dr Richard Edlich, was a pioneer in the US in the field of burns and wound healing, who committed his entire life to making a difference in this field. We are thrilled to have their support and the funds raised will help us in all that we do.” says Katie.
Liz and her sister Rachel Edlich created Radical Skincare in 2011, with the aim of addressing their personal skincare needs – powerful anti-aging skincare for sensitive skin, and to transform the landscape of anti-aging.
“Radical is about more than skincare, it is also about making a radical difference. We are delighted to support The Katie Piper Foundation mission and their work helping the lives of those with burns and scars” says Liz Edlich.
Both sisters grew up in the world of burn healing and skin rejuvenation with their pioneering father Dr Richard Edlich, who had an extraordinary commitment to burn survivors. He devoted his entire life to improve the lives of his patients and both sisters spent time working in their internationally renowned father’s lab in the burn unit of the University of Virginia Hospital, witnessing first-hand the importance of this work.
“We welcome the generous support of Radical Skincare whose funds will help the Foundation’s provision of assistance to burn survivors and those with traumatic scarring throughout their recovery” says KPF Director of Fundraising & Operations, Carol Borwick.
During the month of October Fenwick Bond Street will be matching all Radical Skincare donations to The Katie Piper Foundation. Radical Skincare UK Stockists include: Space NK, QVC, www.veryexclusive.co.uk & Fenwick Bond Street.
Many of you may have already heard the The Katie Piper Foundation is the charity partner for The Ideal Home Show at Christmas in both Manchester (12th – 15th November) at EventCity, and London (25th -29th November) at Olympia London.
The multi award-winning Ideal Home Show at Christmas brings the ultimate festive shopping experience. Find everything on your Christmas list from hundreds of exhibitors all under one roof!
Katie is the Fashion & Beauty Ambassador for the Ideal Home Show at Christmas and will be hosting “Confidence at Christmas” fashion shows and book signings at both shows. We’ll also be there fundraising, telling people all about the work that we do and generally getting in the festive spirit.
We have arranged a special 2 for 1 ticket offer for Foundation supporters and we hope you can join us at the show.
To book tickets for the EventCity, Manchester shows, visit http://www.
To book tickets to the Olympia London shows, visit http://www.
When booking, you’ll see that there is also an option to make a donation to the Foundation at the same time.
We hope to see you there!
Leading creators of omni-channel content for brands, The River Group, organised a team skydive for the Foundation on 19 September and raised £6776.16 for our work with burn survivors. Led by our trustee – and The River Group’s Chief Executive – Nicki Murphy, six River Group staff took the plunge at Beccles Airfield, jumping out of a plane at 12,500 feet! Thank you so much to The River Group team and a special thank you to Nicki – we know how much you hate heights! The River Group’s fundraising page is still open and you can support them here: https://www.justgiving.
The Katie Piper Foundation had 3 dedicated runners taking part in the Great North Run last weekend. We’re so proud of them all as our current total is £653 raised from the event.
Below is a photo of Hannah Chambers who finished in 2 hours 54 seconds. Well done Hannah.
We also want to say a big thank you to Maisie and Monty who took part in the Mini Mudder last weekend. They doubled their fundraising target and raised £313 which is incredible.
Rhiannon and Caitlin Morrell decided to jump out of a plane for The Katie Piper Foundation on Wednesday. They have so far raised £1060 for us which we think is amazing. The sisters have been doing lots of fundraising running up to the sky dive, including a fundraiser at Toni and Guy, Cambridge where they work.
KPF want to say a huge thank you to Almondy for another successful twitter appeal. For one whole week from the 13th July they donated £3 for every re-tweet or new follower up to £2000. We’re delighted to announce that we did raise the full £2000! Thank you so much to Andrew Ely (MD at Almondy) for your generous support. Andrew didn’t stop there he also took part in the Prudential Ride London on 2nd August, with his son Mat. They finished in a great time – 5.40.35 hrs! and they raised £1605! Thanks so much for helping us make a difference to people living with burns and scars.
Last weekend 14 dedicated KPF runners took part in the annual Tunnel 2 Towers 5K run from Southwark Park to Billingsgate Market in London.
We were so impressed with the amount of fundraising all of our runners did, and we have so far raised £2,829! With the matched funding from Barclays and M&S and some additional funds still to come in, we’re expecting well over £4,000 from this event. We can’t thank you all enough! It was a gorgeous day and everyone enjoyed taking part.
We’re hoping to be involved again next year, so get in touch if you want to take part or if you have any other fundraising ideas for KPF.
A huge thank you goes to Sarah Kneller and all the staff and pupils at Summerswood School who raised over £1,500 for The Katie Piper Foundation in July this year. They held a special community event “WoodFest” and everyone worked hard to make it an incredible day which raised a generous donation to us. The pupils held a ‘Summerswood’s Got Talent” show, and musicians, face painters entertained guests. One Y4 pupil thought the whole day was brilliant—“It was a really fun festival with loads of stalls and games to play. The staff worked so hard to provide food for us. All of my family had a brilliant time”