On Thursday, 12th May 2022, The Hospital Saturday Fund held its 15th Annual General Meeting at the Guildhall in London. At the event, The Hospital Saturday Fund were thrilled to have Katie Piper OBE as their special guest and following her inspiring speech, Katie was presented with a grant cheque for £20,000 for the Katie Piper Foundation by The Hospital Saturday Fund Chair, John Greenwood.
Katie Piper OBE is a best-selling author, broadcaster and philanthropist.
Described as an ‘icon of her generation’, Katie secured her place in the nation’s hearts when she appeared on Channel 4’s BAFTA nominated documentary Katie: My Beautiful Face.
For over a decade, Katie has devoted her life to The Katie Piper Foundation to support those living with burns and scars. She has now helped over 4,000 burns survivors and has received numerous awards, accolades and doctorates for her work.
Katie is a much-loved presenter for ITV’s Loose Women, BBC’s Songs of Praise, the host of the acclaimed Katie Piper’s Extraordinary People podcast and face of iconic global beauty brands.
Katie is a national symbol for hope and survival, selling out a UK-theatre tour in 2018. She is dedicated to removing the traditional stigma of beauty across the media and will continue to lead thought promoting diversity, inclusion and acceptance across society.
About The Katie Piper Foundation
The Katie Piper Foundation is the only charity in the UK dedicated to burns rehabilitation and restoration services. Supporting adult survivors of burns and those living with severe trauma scarring with both their physical and mental health. We are dedicated to improving rehabilitation for survivors and helping to reconnect people with their communities.
In 2019 we opened the UK’s first Rehabilitation Centre in the Northwest, which was followed by the launch of a remote Rehabilitation Service in 2020. Survivors of burns are able to access a bespoke programme of rehabilitation that will often include access to our specialist team via video calls, telephone and personalized videos from the comfort of their own home. This may be accompanied by an in person stay at the Rehabilitation Centre dependent on the needs and goals of individual patients.
Since the start of the pandemic, we have seen the need for our service increase. 5 times more survivors of burns are coming to The Katie Piper Foundation for help, support and advice. We are a small but determined team working together with a dedicated network of specialists including scar physiotherapists, personal trainer, psychotherapist, dietician, sleep and intimacy therapists to make significant, lasting improvements to the lives of those with severe scars.
Our vision is a brighter future for all survivors of burns and scars.
To find out more about The Katie Piper Foundation, please visit the website at https://katiepiperfoundation.org.uk/