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...

April 14 2017

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

February 21 2017

SPECIAL NOTICE...

The University of Birmingham is looking for people to take part in an online discussion group about scar management therapy.

If you would like to be involved, and are aged 16 or over, or have worn within the last 2 years, or are still wearing pressure garments to treat burn injuries, and/or using massage/creaming, please follow this link to download the details >>>

February 9 2017

Swimming Opportunity in London...

Sylvia, a member of the London Adult Burns Support Group, has been working hard to create opportunities for people with burns, scars and appearance differences to go swimming in a relaxed, welcoming environment without fear of being judged by others.

Her hard work is paying off; she is close to agreeing a deal with a leisure company, with pools in London, to host the group and, depending on the level of interest and success, it may be possible to expand to other locations and frequency.

Please contact her at sylvia@lovedisfigure.com for more information, updates, any questions and to register your interest.

Even if you are not a confident swimmer, Sylvia is a trained instructor and may well be able to support you in building your confidence in water.

January 11 2017

SPECIAL NOTICE...

DFFB is assisting a doctoral thesis, by the University of Sheffield, into the effectiveness of online self-help intervention for adults with visible skin difference, including burns and scarring, by adding the link to the relevant questionnaire on its website.

For the avoidance of doubt, DFFB is not involved in any other way with this thesis or the work and activities in relation to it.

If you would like to know more about this initiative or be involved, please follow this link >>>

October 18 2016

Our 2016 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 >>>

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...

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

Fundraisers

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

 

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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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Welcome to Dan's Fund for Burns

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.

 

Feature Article
We are delighted to announce an exciting new website, HELLO AGAIN,
sponsored by Dan's Fund for Burns.
HELLO AGAIN

 

It is often difficult to transit from children's services into the bewildering area of adults

 

This website is for young people transitioning from children's burns services. As a young person with a burn you may be moving on to an adult service within the same hospital, or maybe an adult service within a different hospital. Many young people who have had a burn injury as a child build up strong and supportive relationships with the burns team at their children's hospital. Having to move on can be a scary prospect but can be an exciting change too! Hopefully it will feel like saying 'hello again' ... a friendly welcome from the adult burn care team!
 
This website aims to provide a helpful source of information for young people, their parents/carers and health professionals, to ensure that anyone making this move into adult burn care or away from care within the children’s hospital setting will find the experience as smooth as possible.
 
You may also find some aspects of this website useful if you are young person living with a burn injury, whether or not you are ‘transitioning’ on to adult services.

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