The Pepper Foundation
Who we are and what we do
Good health is something we take for granted in our youth and any loving parents wish is that their children enjoy a happy and carefree childhood, without worry or pain. Sadly, some children are not so fortunate and can suffer from traumatic life-limiting and in some cases, terminal illnesses.
The suffering endured by these children and the stress and strain it brings to families can be unbearable.
The Pepper Foundation is a registered charity, which provides funds for The Pepper Children’s Nurses managed by The Iain Rennie Hospice at Home Service (IRHH). Our nurses provide much needed professional and loving home care on a 24 hour, 365 days of the year – on-call basis, for seriously ill children throughout the Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire area.
The Pepper Children’s Nurses – A lifeline for children and their families
Today, Pepper aims to fund a team of six registered Paediatric Nurses, a Family Support Services Manager and a Pepper Children’s Support Facilitator, to provide professional care for children – care which can greatly improve the quality of life of some who may only live for a few short years. The Pepper Children’s Nurses ensure that a child’s life, no matter how short, is made as comfortable and happy as possible.
This is just one aspect of the valuable service The Pepper Children’s Nurses give as they also provide a lifeline for the family of a seriously ill child whose world has been turned upside down by their circumstances.
As well as caring for a child whose treatment can sometimes be distressing, they are able to return some degree of normality to families undergoing enormous upheaval, not to mention trauma and distress.