Katie Piper Foundation
Katie Piper founded this London-based organization after she suffered a brutal acid attack at the age of 24 which scarred her for life. KPF assists people with burns and scars to reconnect with their lives and communities while working to create a world where scars do not limit a person’s function, social inclusion, or sense of wellbeing.
Gen 2 renewal funding supports the rehab of a cottage on the grounds of Fairfield Independent Hospital in the UK, giving Piper its first-ever dedicated space for treatment and support services for burns survivors.
"I can't wait to see the amazing physiotherapists, fitness instructors, psychotherapists and more working their magic in a space tailored to what survivors of burns really need. At the moment the space the service is in doesn't have windows and has lots of other patients from the hospital coming and going, so you can feel stared at. During my one month stay I found confidence that I didn't even realise I'd lost. But having a place of our own would have super charged the speed I got to that point. With more privacy, space and more break away rooms, more patients could be treated at one time too."