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Friday 20th May 2022

A mix of rain and sunshine greeted our loyal golfing supporters at our Windlesham Golf Club Charity day on Friday 20th May.  Better than driving wind and rain last year and scores were high as a result.  Congratulations to The Dream Team, The Worplesdon Wallies and The Driving Divas for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places respectfully.  The Woking Belles won the yellow ball competition with only 4/12 yellow balls returning home!! Lots of ditches and water at Windlesham 🙂

Busy banking!

Its been a busy few days and I always love it when we can make those bank payments!  This week, we’ve paid for 9 burn professionals to attend the BASC skin camouflage training course in May, funded the 3rd tranche of a tattoo to cover a young chaps burn scars, paid for some bespoke pressure garments for a young burn  and a new bed for another! In addition, we’ve agreed to donate an ipad and netflix subscription to another patient about to leave hospital shortly too.  Helping where we can to make burn survivors lives just a little bit better where we can.  

8 December 2021

The Bali Legends Smashed it at the Dubai 7s

The dnata Bali Legends were delighted to play in the  Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby 7s this past weekend.  Entered in the International Vets, they played hard  to get through to the Quarters and then the Semis.  Unfortunately, an unlucky bounce saw us lose the Semi Finals.

Our thanks go to our Sponsors, dnata, Herbert Smith Freehills, Silber Arrows, IT Document Solutions, Premier Inn, Binns Fencing, CBRE & Cignpost Diagnostics and to the boys who put their bodies on the line and made it to Dubai to support the team and Dan’s Fund.

Thursday 18th November – 2021 Newsletter launch

This week we are excited to have launched our new look 2021 Newsletter.  This can be found under our News section of the website and can be viewed as a flipbook on a laptop or as a downloadable link from the click down box.

Our thanks go to Tom Cornfoot from A Studio of Our Own for helping us to modernise the newsletter in line with our new look website :).

We hope you enjoying reading all the features and catching up on our news!

Tuesday 26th October 2021

It was such an exciting day as our CEO and Founder, Polly Brooks, MBE, received her medal from Princess Anne at Windsor Castle.

On a sunny but blustery day, Polly and her mother were lucky enough to be invited to the castle to receive the honour finally, having waited over 18 months due to COVID-19!

Pictures and updates to follow, but a massive thanks to all those who have supported her on this journey and have supported Dan’s Fund to help Burn Survivors the support they need to recover from their often live changing injuries.

Tuesday 12th October 2021

On Sunday 10th October 2021, we had 18 runners take part in the Royal Parks Half Marathon to raise funds for Dan’s Fund For Burns.  It was an early start but everyone was enthusiastic and ready having missed their chance to run in 2020 due to the pandemic.  It was an amazing day with all runners completing the race with some good times & pb’s in the mix.   Karima Harris ran for DFFB and WON the ladies event with a PB of 1.25. Big Congratulations to her!  Karima and Dan’s Fund also had a big shoutout  from DJ Sara Cox on BBC Radio2 on Monday evening.  Well done to all our runners who have raised over £18k so far! Thank you so so much!

Monday 14th June 2021

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!! 🏊

Wednesday 21st April 2021

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?!! 🙂

Thursday 15th April 2021

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!

Monday 12th April 2021

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.

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