Latest Pepper News

Lack of Funding Pushes Children's Services to Breaking Point

New research published by the Local Government Association (LGA) has revealed that councils are facing a huge funding shortfall for children’s social care.
 
In 2015/16 councils overspent their children’s social care budgets by a total of £605 million, showing a serious struggle to meet increased demand for children’s services in the face of reduced government funding for local authorities.
 


An open letter to the Prime Minister, time for reflection

'The recent media coverage of Charlie Gard has given rise to heightened interest and discussion about children’s palliative care (both here and abroad). The case has created a high level of public consciousness, but sadly this has also led to a lot of misunderstanding or misrepresentation of children’s palliative care by some.' writes Barbara Gelb OBE,  Chief Executive of Together for Short Lives, a leading UK charity that together with its members, speaks out for children and young people who are expected to have short lives. 


Gin and Jazz Night Photos!

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The Gatsby Restaurant in Berkhamsted went back to the 1920's on 8th June for Peppers 'Roaring Twenties Gin and Jazz Night.  Over 100 guests dressed up to the nines, looking dapper or flapper,  to raise funds for the children's nursing service.  Entertained throughout the evening by Gentle Jazz and treated to a display of authentic 1920's dances by Mark and Hoc Ewing From Cambs & Beds Lindy Experience, guests took to the dance floor to learn the Charleston, guided by the talented dance duo, and they were soon shimmying and turkey trotting around the room!


Global Radio MAKE SOME NOISE raises £86000

We are delighted to share some wonderful news with you.

Pepper has just received our giant grant cheque from Global’s Make Some Noise with the help of Heart Radio!

Sam, mum of one of the Pepper Nurses’ young patients, put Pepper in touch with Global’s Make Some Noise in December 2015. Pepper applied for funding, and we were over the moon when we found out  that Heart Radio had chosen Pepper as one of their two beneficiary charities.