Polly (Miller) Brooks

Founder & Director

Dan's Fund for Burns UK :: Providing Practical Help For Burn Survivors :: Making Good From Evil

Offering practical help to
burn survivors in the UK

Latest News...

December 17 2017

100+ Club November 2017 Prize Draw has taken place - to find out who the winners were follow this link >>>

October 22 2017

Our 2017 Newsletter has now been published; to download a copy follow this link >>>

If you would like to catch up on news from earlier issues follow this link >>>

September 20 2017


Visible Difference

"Self-help for individuals with a visible difference who experience worry about their appearance"

If you are interested or would like to find out more information please follow this link>>>

August 17 2017


Me and my scar...

Sylvia Mac has spent most of her life trying to conceal the extensive scars which cover her body, the legacy of a childhood accident.

Find out more about this amazing lady by reading her story here >>>


Sylvia's Swimming Opportunity in London

A trained swimming instructor, Sylvia is a member of the London Adult Burns Support Group and has established a swimming opportunity for Burns Survivors, and other individuals suffering from scarring.

Please contact her at sylvia@lovedisfigure.com for more information...

June 10 2017

Centre for Appearance Research (CAR)

Visible Difference & Intimacy Research Study

Do you have a visible difference or an altered appearance and live in the UK/Ireland?

Would you consider taking part in the Centre For Appearance Research's online appearance and intimacy research?

This involves you answering a series of survey style questions about yourself, your appearance, your feelings and your intimate life so we can learn more about looking different and intimate relationships.

Are you 18 or over and based in the UK, and interested or want to know more?

If so, for more details about the study and to take part, please follow this link >>>..

June 10 2017

Would you be willing to help burn care research?

If you would, to find out more please follow this link >>>

Hello Again website

Read about this exciting new project, sponsored by Dan's Fund for Burns, and browse the associated website.

Designed to support young people transitioning from children's burns services, the site aims to provide a helpful source of information for these young people, their parents/carers and health professionals alike.

Take a look at the Feature Article on our Home page, and read some more on our Current News page >>>

London Support Group


For details please go to Support Groups >>>

To take a look at the latest news concerning Dan's Fund for Burns recent activities and projects follow this link >>>

UK Burn Support Network Project

DFFB is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Jennifer Fitt as "UK Burn Support Network Project Manager".

Further to the Support Group Study of 2013, Danís Fund for Burns (DFFB) is now working towards establishing a UK-wide Burn Support Network.

DFFB would encourage all those in the UK Burns World who have ideas, and experience, related to Adult Support including Burn Survivors, Burn Service Staff & other charitable organisations supporting Burn Survivors, to contact Jennifer >>>

We look forward to your cooperation in the interest of moving this much needed facility quickly into reality.


To download the study report please follow this link >>>

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Fundraising News...

A Celebration of Friendship

A Concert, 7pm on Saturday 3rd February 2018, at Holy Trinity, Bramley, Guildford

Music for a variety of tastes, with Danae Eleni, Kimon Pallikaropoulos & Edward Saklatvala

For more details, please follow this link >>>

To download the flyer, please follow this link >>>

For more information please contact Rosemary Derby:

Red Tiles
4,Dagden Road

t: 01483 506818

Charitable Bookings

DFFB has recently signed up to Charitable Bookings and, for those of you who enjoy eating out, if you make your reservations through Charitable Bookings, £1 per person goes to the Charity of your choice.

At the same time, IF you have a favourite Restaurant and find it's not listed, if you let Charitable Bookings know they will approach the Restaurant to see if they would be willing to participate.

We will shortly be issued with special cards with the DFFB logo and information - if you would like to have some of these, please contact us at info@dansfundforburns.org


Surrey Fundraisers organising events throughout the year - to find out more, follow this link >>>


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Emirates Airline Rugby Long Lunch

Emirates Airline has again generously supported DFFB at this outstanding annual lunch.

Twelve years on we are so grateful for this support which annually gathers over 750 enthusiasts for an afternoon of outstanding entertainment.

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dnata Bali Legends at the 2017 Emirates Airline Dubai 7s...
Emirates Airline Dubai 7s ...

A massive thank you goes out to all those Sponsors who supported the dnata Bali Legends at the Emirates Airline Dubai 7s this year.


Whilst monies are not fully reconciled we will have raised in excess of £27,000 which is wonderful, and couldn't have be done without their support; thank you to dnata, Herbert Smith Freehills, SilberArrows, Premier Inn, Arabian Adventures, Ruckin Rugby and Cofely-Besix.


Thanks go to the boys who played for us this year.

We couldn't quite make the final this year, struck down with injuries, but they put their bodies on the line in the evermore professional International Vets section.


We were delighted that Joining Jack, who knocked us out, went on to win in the final, raising much needed funds for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and making a little boy, Jack, very very happy.


A win win situation!





18th October 2017


The Adult Burn Support UK website brings together the most helpful resources and information available to burned adults, families and friends, burns practitioners and anyone else interested.


It covers many aspects of support including Emotional Wellbeing, Rehabilitation, Appearance and Research; it will act as a hub to signpost users to what services and information are available in their area and how to access them.


Burn Professionals and Burn Survivors have provided advice and input and contributed to the content of the site for which Dan's Fund for Burns is extremely grateful - to access the site and see what's available, please follow this link >>>


To download a copy of the full Press Release, please click on the logo above, or follow this link >>>


The British Skin Foundation: Skin Cancer Facts...
'Acid' attacks have been increasing in some areas...
NHS England has produced a leaflet advising people how to deal with such an event...

The severity of a chemical burn can be reduced if action is taken as soon as possible to remove the chemical and contaminated clothing from contact with the skin or eyes. However, without appropriate care, helping yourself or others may lead to further injuries to the victim or contact injuries to the person helping them.


The majority of victims of acid attacks suffer only minor burns. These can usually be treated by ambulance and local hospital A&E staff, and will heal well with good burn care, including regular dressing changes and checks to prevent infection.


You can download a copy here, simply follow this link >>>


Practical Help For Burns Survivors

A major burn injury can be a lifetime sentence. Recovery often involves prolonged hospitalisation and surgery, immense pain and a lengthy rehabilitation process. However there is an urgent need for support for burn survivors beyond their dismissal from the intensive care and treatment provided in hospital.


Dan's Fund for Burns, a registered burns charity was established by Polly Miller after her husband Dan, best friend and seven other friends were killed in the 2002 Bali bombings. Polly was badly burnt herself and learnt first hand just how painful and devastating, both physically and emotionally, it is to be burnt. You can read Polly's story in the History section.


The main aim of Dan's Fund for Burns is identifying those most in need of help and providing it in a swift and practical way. Polly saw the great need for ongoing support for those affected by burn injuries and realised there are many victims receiving virtually no support from their family or the health service. For more information please go to the Aims & Mission section.


Dan's Fund for Burns is here to help you if you are Burn Survivor and we are always pleased to hear from people like you. Some of their stories and contributions can be found in the Survivors stories section.


Do you know...

  • How burns affect the skin?
  • How long does it take for burns to heal?
  • What long term problems burns victims are left with?
  • What is the difference between a 1st, 2nd or 3rd degree burn?
  • What is the survival rate for burns victims?


To find out more, go to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section.


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