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We are delighted to announce that Mr Baljit Dheansa, Consultant Plastic Surgeon has joined the team.

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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?!! 🙂
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!
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