Katie Piper Foundation
Becky Hollands met Katie Piper at the Q-med annual conference at the Royal College of Physicians in April 2011. The meeting included a presentation from Mr Mohammed Jawad on Katie Piper’s experience following her attack. After question time, Becky's contribution moved Katie to speak directly to her. From that day onwards, they become friends.
From it's inception, the Katie Piper Foundation has relied on contributions from individuals. Becky Holland's innovation has been to give a percentage of the money she receives for administering aesthetic treatments directly to Katie's Foundation and simultaeneously encouraging others to do so.
This initiative came to life on the 15th of June 2011. The Launch at Drakes Hotel in Brighton meant Katie Piper was introduced to those involved in the Beauty and aesthetic industry in Brighton and the South East. After delivering a moving and amusing speech, Becky Hollands donated £2000 to the Katie Piper Foundation.
The Katie Piper Foundation is working towards the delivery of an advanced rehabilitation and burns clinic in the UK. The aim is to include residential facilities for patients that will enable them to benefit directly from treatments and from social interaction with other survivors.
The current work of the Foundation aims to provide funding for the extended rehabilitation and scar management of burns survivors. This includes access to residential treatments that are frequent and intensive. In addition to intensive treatments the foundation looks towards offering one-to-one and group hair, make-up and self- image related workshops.
The Katie Piper foundation also aims to provide convenient tools, such as discreate hand held massagers. This will be accompanied by small financial grants to assist in medical tattooing and other beneficial treatments.