Presentation for the British Burns Association Annual Conference – 2021
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Meanwhile lets just say that we are proud va-dfb_1020 contributed a whooping 17 entries.
Congratulations to Sylvia Macgregor and her sister, Shelia, on swimming 5km at the Lake Windemere Open Water 5km yesterday, Sunday 13th June, finishing in 1:46 and 2:30 mins respectively. Sylvia is a burn survivor from an early age and her sister is a Firefighter! Dan’s Fund has been lucky enough to be able to support Sylvia in her journey to launching Love Disfigure, her body positivity movement group and helped her personally. The sisters wanted to give back to charities close to their hearts.
Well done to the ladies and for raising nearly £1,000 for Dan’s Fund and the Firefighters Charity. Thank you Sylvia and Sheila for all your hard work and effort!! 🏊
Dan’s Fund For Burns has funded the Young Adults Burns Association for the past few years and each year a group of young adults, aged 18-25, get together to attend a camp.
Wow what a gorgeous day we had on the Queen’s 95th Birthday as Jennifer, her daughter, Jordan and I headed to the Bali Memorial just outside of Clives Steps by Churchill’s War Rooms opposite St James’s Park. We were there to film the welcome video for the new website and were blessed with a chilly but sunny day. I think people were quite curious to see a lady with her scarring out being filmed at the Memorial … maybe they thought I was a super model?!! 🙂
It’s a busy week as we juggle the kids being off and working hard on the new website, requests coming in from burn survivors in need and larger projects needing assessment and Trustee approval… we love a bit of juggling and always good when we are able to get the sign off from the Trustees and deliver the good news. Got to admit I could do with more hours in the day but somehow we always get there in the end!
Today has been brilliant – we were able to publish the amazing video done by OpenBionics about Leom’s fitting of his hero arm at the end of March… comments so far coming in have been so positive. How cool is it that we can help in this way, thanks to our fundraising and supporters. Ever grateful.
Date: 21st May 2021
Details: On the wildest and wettest day of the year, we were delighted that all 80 of our brave, warrior like golfers turned out to play. A very generous £3,375 was raised through entrance fees, donations and the raffle.
Date: 24th Sept 2021
Address: Brocket Hall Golf Club, Welwyn, Hertfordshire AL8 7XG
Details: Join us for a 4 Ball Team competition at Brocket Hall Golf Club, Hertfordshire for a 9.30am shotgun start. Men and women welcome. Coffee/Tea and bacon roll on arrival and use of the range before teeing off. Three course meal afterwards in the Oak Room.
Date: 10th Oct 2021
Address: Central London Parks
Details: We were delighted to have 18 runners in the rescheduled Royal Parks Half Marathon in October.
“Regardless of my outward appearance, I still had my destiny and goals to attain … the only obstacle in my life is my mind-set.”