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 >>>


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


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 :: News & Events :: Past Events



19 March - Concert: An Enchanting Evening of Opera & Song

This event, featuring Fleur de Bray and Thomas Humphreys, is supported by the Mayor of Waverley

For full details, download the flyer here >>>


February 3rd - SOLD OUT Concert Holy Trinity Church, Bramley SOLD OUT


May 17th-18th - Texas Scramble Golf Day, Sunningdale Health Golf Club


Contact for all events: rosemary_derby@yahoo.co.uk


December - January 2017

From Fire to Ice

Plans are afoot by one of our Burn Survivors to finish Ernest Shackelton's voyage to the South Pole.

This formidable effort will be launched later this year, so keep an eye out for further information.



March 19 - March Concert: An Enchanting Evening of Opera & Song

Held in a packed Hall, the event was attended by the Mayor of Waverley, Mike Band, and his Mayoress, both of whom were encouraging everyone to donate generously.

The evening's programme with soprano, Fleur de Bray, and baritone, Thomas Humphrey, was exciting and thoroughly enjoyed by all, and much credit also goes to pianist, Raya Kostova, who not only accompanied both singers but also entertained us with several Chopin Nocturnes.

The Evening raised over £3,000 and, once again, our gratitude goes to The Mayor, Mike Band.



Jan-March - Guys and Dolls, starring our Patron, Sophie Thompson

A fantastic evening was enjoyed at the Guys and Dolls on February 29th.

At Curtain Call, Sophie addressed the audience on behalf of Dan's Fund for Burns and, thanks to the wonderful Cast who rattled buckets, the huge sum of £814 was raised for the Charity.

We are grateful to Sophie, her Producer, and the entire Cast for giving us such a wonderful opportunity AND a fantastic show!




December 19 - Dan's Fund For Burns Christmas Charity Ball

Dan's Fund For Burns would like to thank all those who supported the Christmas Charity Ball at Charterhouse School.

The event was a sell out and was really well supported by both our long term Sponsors and local new Sponsors. The guests were greeted by the Mayor of Waverley and enjoyed a prosecco reception before sitting down to a delicious 3 course meal interspersed with fund-raising games.

A silent auction ran during the meal and a live auction kicked off after a speech by Polly; after the auction the fabulous Mirrorball Band kicked off their set and the frivolities started at the photo booth!

With all bills paid and all donations now collected we were delighted to confirm we raised an amazing £33,010.80!

Thank you to our Sponsors, Prize Donators, Guests and Givers of gifts in kind, and a special thanks goes to the committee for all their hard work in the run up to the event, to The Mayor of Waverley Borough Council for choosing us as one of their two charities for his term in office and to our Title Sponsor, Merronbrook Ltd, a Manufacturer of Quality Timber Frames, Roof Trusses and Floor Joists.

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