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Polly finally gets her MBE at Windsor Castle

Princess Anne awards Polly Brooks, our CEO & Founder of Dan’s Fund For Burns with her MBE at Windsor Castle

Royal Parks Half Marathon 2021

Congratulations to Karima Harris for winning the Royal Parks Half Marathon for Dan’s Fund For Burns

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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.
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!
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.
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!
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!! 🏊
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?!! 🙂
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