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Pepper Foundation – Update Q1 2022
As we begin to emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic, The Pepper Foundation is carefully but confidently moving forward into 2022.
Despite tough circumstances, the second half of 2021 gave us much optimism for 2022. We received amazing support from our community, corporate sponsors, and from our volunteers. A major victory was the relaunch of the Pepper Show after having to cancel the show in 2020.
This all ensured that we were able to raise the money we needed to continue with our fundraising activities. We would like to thank everyone who supported us in 2021.
We are particularly happy to be able to start planning 2022 events for the families the Children’s Hospice at Home service supports, and the fundraising events for which we are best known.
We are still mindful that, for the foreseeable future, Covid will have an impact on our community, fundraising, events, and the nursing service; safety will continue to be a priority in all of these areas.
The Children’s Hospice at Home team that we fund now has the space to focus on the service. This includes new training for team members to ensure that the service is able to deliver a service to meet the changing needs of families in a post-Covid environment.
Tickets for the Pepper Show 2022 are live!
The Pepper Show returns to the Court Theatre in Tring for its 2022 run, October 11th – 15th! Another year, another 6 shows of top musical entertainment from the Pepper cast!
We know that times are hard, so our ticket prices have not increased; the only thing that’s gone up is our excitement about being back to entertain you! If you’ve been before, we look forward to welcoming you back; if you’ve never been, now is your chance to find out what the fuss is all about. The Pepper Show is a fabulous night of live music performed by a wealth of local talent. You’ll be smiling from ear to ear for two hours!
Tickets are available from the Pepper Show box office:Book tickets for the 2022 Pepper Show
Help us keep the children’s hospice at home on the road!
We’re launching a new fundraising campaign for 2022.
The rising cost of living is putting a real strain on small charities that need to travel to provide services. The children’s hospice at home service that the Pepper Foundation funds visit patients in their homes every day. Each child that the team works with has complex needs unique to them; face-to-face care is essential to their wellbeing. The rising cost of fuel is making it more expensive to provide this essential care.
Last year the nursing team drove over 22,313 miles; in 2022 and beyond the nursing team will be doing even more mileage, and visiting more children.
How can you help? One way to help would be to sponsor a nurse’s patient visit of 30 miles (£15). We’re hoping to reach a target of sponsoring 20,000 miles!
Watch our video to find out more.
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The Pepper Foundation
There are over 49,000 babies, children and young people in the UK who live with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition and the number of referrals are rising year on year. Therefore, the care that is provided by the Children’s Hospice at Home service is vital to help support the families who are affected and living with these conditions every day. The Pepper Foundation raises funds specifically for the children’s nursing service as we believe that patients and families living with complex health needs should be able to enjoy the best quality of life possible, however short that life may be.
Our fundraising superstars!
We rely on the generosity of our local community to enable us to continue to raise funds to support the Children’s Hospice at Home Team. To find out more about how you can become a Fundraising Superstar please contact Ruth Proudfoot on 01442 507324 – she would love to hear from you!
Upcoming Fundraising Events
As life begins to look a little bit more like pre-pandemic times, many of the families that the children’s hospice at home service helps continue to be impacted by the fallout from the pandemic. Many other services have still not returned to pre-pandemic levels, and...read more