Fundraising

Fundraisers

The Foundation currently receives no funding from the Government or the NHS, and the support we have been able to provide to burn survivors has largely been because of people up and down the country who decide to fundraise for us. Our fundraisers contribution over the past 5 years has been so important, from supermarket bag packs, collections and pub quizzes to obtaining sponsorship for skydives, marathons, triathlons and fun runs. Please get in touch to discuss your fundraising ideas, no matter how large or small, as your support will mean we can continue to make it easier to live with burns and scars.

Fundraise for The Foundation

We want to provide as much support to people with burns and scars as we can – but we can only do this with your help. Fundraise for the Foundation today and you’ll be changing someone’s life forever.

If you plan to fundraise, why not use online websites to help raise your money – choose from Virgin Money Giving, My Donate, Just Giving and Every Click.

Get in touch with Sarah today and we can help you with advice, promotional material and t-shirts to help in your fundraising.

 

Fundraising 2010-2014

In our first 5 years, our fundraisers raised an incredible £808,950.
Help us to raise even more in the next 5 years to help support people with burns and scars.

Fundraising Ideas

If you need some ideas of how to fundraise for The Foundation check out our A – Z of fundraising. There’s plenty of ideas to get you started!

Organise Your Own Event

Organising your own event can be fun and rewarding. It’s a very successful way to fundraise too. Over the years we have had supporters arrange many events, including tea parties, fun runs, charity balls and street collections. If you want to get involved but don’t know where to start, then take a look at the How 2 Fundraise website.

Schools, Colleges and University Fundraising

Students of all ages support The Katie Piper Foundation and past fundraisers have included a James Bond evening, a comedy night, fashion shows, non-uniform days, film nights, cake sales and even a variety show. Several higher education colleges running beauty therapy courses – no doubt inspired as Katie herself trained as a hairdresser and beauty therapist – have also fundraised for the Foundation, often by providing treatments with donations being made to the charity. If you are looking for a way to get your School, College or University involved with The Katie Piper Foundation then get in touch with us and we would love to discuss your fundraising ideas with you – or if you are a University student, why not nominate us as you university’s RAG charity!

Fundraising Groups

If you want to support the Foundation but find the thought daunting, why not join one of our many fundraising groups that are being created via the online Forum? Or why not set one up yourself?

Start with a collection at your local supermarket – like Lisa Cooke and her friends – and see where you go from there!

Challenges

If you’re an adrenaline junkie or extreme sport enthusiast, you’ll be glad to know we’ve joined forces with Skyline, who organise skydives, parachute jumpsand other challenges including overseas expeditions and employee fundraising events. Skyline also has its own fundraising facility – doitforcharity.com – so you can create a fundraising page to help you.

For those of you who like to really push yourselves, we are pleased to say that we now have a limited number of places for Prudential RideLondon – Surrey 100 on 2nd August 2015 and for Vitality World Triathlon London on 30th and 31st May 2015. Places for these events are going fast so get in touch if you’re interested.

Click here to find out more about The Katie Piper Foundation challenges.

Running Events and Cycles

The Katie Piper Foundation has been lucky enough to benefit from the fantastic support of many fundraisers taking part in different running and cycling events.

2016 Events

Virgin London Marathon – 24th April 2016

All of our charity spaces have been confirmed however we will of course support generous individuals who have their own space on the marathon and want to use it to fundraise for The Katie Piper Foundation. Please contact Sarah to discuss further.

Leeds Triathlon – 11th June 2016

Sporty individuals may be interested in getting in touch to find out more about the World Triathlon in Leeds. The event welcomes all levels of ability and participants will compete on the unique ‘point to point’ course with two separate transition areas. Starting with an open water swim in the glorious Roundhay Park, the bike leg will see participant’s complete laps in and around Leeds city centre before completing a testing run course and crossing the finish line in the city centre. Get in touch to find out more.

Registration Fee
Sprint – £20
Olympic – £40
Fundraising Target
Sprint – £450 +
Olympic – £500 +

The British 10K London Run 10th July 2016

We’re planning on taking a huge team to The British 10K in June. This year is the 15th anniversary of the race. Runners will pass by many iconic London landmarks en route; starting at Piccadilly, running down Oxford Street, passing St James’ palace, St Pauls Cathedral, Big Ben and many more. Why not get in touch with Sarah and discuss taking part next year.

Registration Fee = £25
Fundraising Target = £250

The 2016 Prudential Ride London-Surrey 31st July 2016

The Katie Piper Foundation will be taking part in the Prudential Ride London in 2016 and we are looking for people to get in touch and take one of our charity spaces. This 100-mile route, made famous by the world’s best cyclists at the London 2012 Olympics, finishes on the Mall and is a truly spectacular event for all involved. Interested riders should contact Sarah as soon as possible.

Registration Fee = £45
Fundraising Target = £800

Royal Parks Half Marathon – October 2016

We have limited spaces on this event and recommend you get in touch as soon as possible if interested as this popular every year and spaces go quick. The Royal Parks Half Marathon incorporates the historic architecture of Buckingham Palace and Admiralty Arch before navigating through three of Her Majesty’s Royal Parks – Hyde Park, Green Park and St. James Park. Get in touch with Sarah to secure you space.

Registration Fee: £35
Fundraising Target: £500

If there’s a running event you’re interested in, why not get a place and we’ll help encourage your fundraising, provide you with training guides and a Katie Piper Foundation running vest or t-shirt for the event.

How We Can Help

We’re ready to help you help us in any way we can. We have Katie Piper Foundation collection tins to help with fundraising events and we will provide you with a Katie Piper Foundation t-shirt to wear during your event.
We have A3 and A4 poster artwork available for you to print out to use at your event. If this is something you’d like, please contact the Foundation.

We recognise how important Katie is to our fundraising success, and she was honoured to attend several events and activities last year. Unfortunately she is not able to accept the many hundreds of kind invitations, although she does her best to attend as many as she can.

Katie is of course thrilled to see our fundraising activity increasing so strongly. This has allowed us the opportunity to grow our support network, including the KPF Friends, Ambassadors, and other burns survivors. If you would like a Katie Piper Foundation Friend or Ambassador to attend your event, please contact us.

Buying and Selling for the Foundation

With easyfundraising you can support the Katie Piper Foundation by shopping with some of the biggest and best retailers and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to us by them– a gift which costs you nothing.

You can help support The Katie Piper Foundation by selling your unwanted goods on eBay for Charity – by listing an item here you can donate anything from 10 to 100% of your final sale price to the Foundation. Or select us as your favourite eBay charity, and you will be given the option to make a small donation to us every time you make a purchase on eBay. To do this, visit our charity page and click on “Save as Favourite”.