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...

October 23 2020

Our 2020 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 >>>

February 9 2021

Weekly Burn Support Online Live Chat

Every Wednesday evening, 7.30-9.00pm (UK time), please join our online burn support Live Chat.

For more information on how to register and join the chat please follow this link >>>

February 9 2021

100+ CLUB

Join our 100+ club and be in with a chance to win a monthly prize.

To find out more please follow this link >>>

February 9 2021

Upcoming Events

Please check our events calendar for any upcoming events - follow this link >>>

December 11 2019

Machines for Burns Services...

The University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust received a Meek Mesher Machine from Dan's Fund for Burns.

For more information, 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 >>>

ADULT BURN SUPPORT UK

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.

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 >>>

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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 - to find out more, follow this link >>>

 

Feedback reports

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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Dan's Fund for Burns :: Need some help? :: Support Groups

Online Burn Support Live Chat Every Wednesday

On the Adult Burn Support UK website, there is a moderated online Burn Support Live Chat every Wednesday 7.30-9.00pm (UK time).

 

The Live Chat provides the opportunity for those affected by burn injury to share experiences and discuss any concerns or issues they may be having in relation to burns in a safe, private forum.

 

For more information on how to join in the Live Chat, please follow this link >>>

London

London Area Burns Adult Support Group : Chelsea & Westminster Hospital

The London burn support group meets every three months and the group is for adults who have experienced burns at any age.

Meetings can be group discussions, listening to a speaker or a social event, and take place at Waterloo Action Centre, just around the corner from Waterloo Station and across from the Old Vic Theatre.

 

For now, due to the pandemic, meetings are taking place virtually, lasting 1 hour maximum, and you can join from the comfort of your own home so no need to travel.

 

The dates for the 2021 meetings are:

Wednesday March 10th, 6:30-7:30pm - Spring meeting

Tuesday June 22nd, 6:30-7:30pm - Summer gathering

Wednesday September 15th, 6:30-7:30pm - Autumn catch-up

Thursday December 9th, 6:30-7:30pm - End-of-year party

 

For more information on how to join the meetings please contact:...

Lisa Williams

tel: 020 3315 2504

email: lmwilliams@nhs.net

 

Direct link to the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital Burns Support Groups website>>>

East Grinstead

McIndore Burns Support Group @ Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead

 

The group meets three times a year and meetings are usually activity based.

Open to any burn survivor, aged 16 and over, and parent or relative of a burn survivor.

 

The group's meeting schedule may be disrupted due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

For more information, please contact Tania Gibson by email or call 01342 414 440

 

Burns Support Group Information

Manchester

The Manchester Burns Advisory Group

The group meets every 3 months in March, June, September, December on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.

The meetings are organised by the Burns Outreach Specialist Nurses, usually with a speaker, and the group meets at 2pm in the Burns Seminar Room, Burns Unit, Wythenshawe Hospital.

 

The group’s meeting schedule may be disrupted due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 
For more information, please email or call 0161 291 6317/6318

Salisbury

BUGS, Burns Unit Group Support, is a support group set up for patients with a burn injury treated at Salisbury District Hospital, and is a small charitable fund of the hospital's Stars Appeal Charity.​​

It supports patients while they are on Odstock and Sarum wards and as they move out in to the community as outpatients.

It still supports former patients too and crosses a large regional area, from Swindon in the north down to Southampton, Portsmouth, Weymouth and across to the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands.

 

For more information please follow this link >>>

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