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Pepper Foundation Update Q3 2021
During the Covid-19 pandemic, it was essential that families continued to receive seamless, consistent, and high-quality specialist care. The children’s hospice at home team worked solidly through the pandemic, providing flexible and responsive support for each family.
Adapting to the circumstances caused by the pandemic, the team was quickly able to adjust to new, safe working practices. However, the nature of the situation meant that the nursing team made fewer in-person visits compared to previous years. As a result, the amount of telephone support the team provided increased significantly.
We’re very proud that the team we fund was able to offer peace of mind to parents who have been shielding their vulnerable children. The teams’ specialist help has been able to keep children out of hospitals and safely at home with their families.
Although we are optimistic about the future, Covid-19 continues to have a significant impact on the service and on our regular fundraising activities and events. This means that we continue to need the support of our community. There are many ways that you can support us through fundraising activities:
- Challenge yourself with a 10k, a walking challenge, or an event such as Tough Mudder
- Make a donation in your will
- Attend one of our events, like the 2021 Pepper Show in October
Download our fundraising pack for more information.
It’s show week for the Pepper Show 2021!
It’s curtain up this week for the first Pepper Show since 2019! As usual, we’re at The David Evans Pendley Court Theatre, Tring, Tuesday 12th to Saturday 16th October 2021.
There are a small number of tickets available online, and we have a very small number available on the door. As always, a Pepper Show ticket admits you to a night of amazing live music, performed to the high standard you’ve come to expect from the Pepper Show.
Thank you to everyone who has supported the show by buying a ticket for this year. We look forward to welcoming you back from Tuesday!
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!