Peeps is a registered UK charity and was set up in 2018 by Sarah & Steve. They support those affected by HIE - hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy. This usually happens just before, during or shortly after labour, but can happen in childhood too.
More information can be found here or on social media @Peeps-HIE.
Here’s a quick note from Sarah to explain why they set up the charity:
"We found ourselves in the world of HIE when our daughter was born in March 2015 – she stopped breathing shortly after birth and, without any warning, our NICU journey began. Neither of us had heard of HIE before, none of our friends or family had, and let’s be honest, it was a scary time. I googled it (going against the advice of all the nurses of course!), and luckily found a Facebook forum for families. If it hadn’t been for that group, the advice and information offered by other mums and dads, I think we might still have been wondering what on earth was going on! So, we wanted to change things a bit, reach out to families in the early days, and bring the information to them, rather than them having to look for it."