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...

April 16 2014

100+ Club March 2014 Prize Draw has taken place - to find out who the winners were follow this link >>>

February 17 2014

Swansea - Welsh Centre for Burns & Dan's Fund for Burns...

Dan's Fund for Burns donated a manual hoist to the Burns Unit to aid recovering burns survivors. A formal handover was attended by Rosemary Derby, Trustee, and Joy Huston in the Burns Unit on 4th February 2014. Dan's Fund for Burns also handed over an iPad for the use of the Burns Ward patients.

To read more follow this link >>>

February 4 2014

Carer of the Year Awards

Burns and plastics specialist nurse, Claire Porter, has been nominated by her colleagues at Leicester Royal Infirmary; they say, "She strives to give the best possible service..."

To read more follow this link >>>

January 30 2014

Read this blog article from Skynasoars, the company that donated all the wonderful flags we used to raise our profile during the 2013 London Royal Parks Half Marathon

September 29 2013

Our 2013 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 >>>

To take a look at the latest news concerning Dan's Fund for Burns recent activities and projects follow this link >>>

Support Group Study...

During the past year, DFFB funded a major study on UK-wide Support Groups for Burns Survivors, conducted by Camilla Batchelor in conjunction with Dr. Lisa Williams (Chelsea & Westminster Hospital Burns Unit) and presented to the British Burns Association Annual Conference.

To download the study report please follow this link >>>

London Support Group


For details please go to Support Groups >>>

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Future Fundraisers

2014 Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon

Join Dan's Fund for Burns for this fabulous Autumn run.

Anyone interested in supporting Dan's Fund for Burns please contact Joy Huston by 3 December 2013, the opening day for applications.

All runners MUST be prepared to raise a minimum of £500 for the Charity.

Surrey Fundraisers organising events throughout the year - follow this link to find out more >>>


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2013 London Royal Parks Half Marathon

6th October 2013

On a magnificent Autumn day, thousands gathered to cheer on runners. Dan's Fund for Burns had five runners and we offer our congratulations to Katherine Jones, Brenda Trainor, Nicola Richardson, Lee Mcloughlin and Julian Herbert. Thank you all for supporting DFFB with your energy and efforts.

Thanks to Skynasoars for donating the wonderful flags which raised our profile along the route and cheered everyone on.

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To find out more about the Park Run, follow this link >>>


Emirates Airline Rugby Long Lunch

Emirates Airline has again generously supported DFFB at this outstanding annual lunch.

Ten years on we are so grateful for this support which annually gathers over 750 enthusiasts for an afternoon of outstanding entertainment.


Singapore Bucks Rugby Club Dinner

Sincere thanks to the Club for continuing to support us during their Annual Black Tie Dinner for the 10th year since the Bombings in Bali in which so many Rugby players lost their lives.


Singapore Barbarians

Yet again the Singapore Barbarians held a corporate Fight Night in aid of DFFB who thank the organisers and participants so much for this continued support 24 boxers in total, all city white collar workers with no boxing experience took part.

What excitement THANK YOU one and all.

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Welcome to Dan's Fund for Burns

Practical Help For Burns Survivors

A major burn injury can be a lifetime sentence. Recovery often involves prolonged hospitalisation and surgery, immense pain and a lengthy rehabilitation process. However there is an urgent need for support for burn survivors beyond their dismissal from the intensive care and treatment provided in hospital.


Dan's Fund for Burns, a registered burns charity was established by Polly Miller after her husband Dan, best friend and seven other friends were killed in the 2002 Bali bombings. Polly was badly burnt herself and learnt first hand just how painful and devastating, both physically and emotionally, it is to be burnt. You can read Polly's story in the History section.


The main aim of Dan's Fund for Burns is identifying those most in need of help and providing it in a swift and practical way. Polly saw the great need for ongoing support for those affected by burn injuries and realised there are many victims receiving virtually no support from their family or the health service. For more information please go to the Aims & Mission section.


Dan's Fund for Burns is here to help you if you are Burn Survivor and we are always pleased to hear from people like you. Some of their stories and contributions can be found in the Survivors stories section.


10th Anniversary Celebration at the House of Commons

Thanks to our Main Sponsors...

Emirates Airline   Jumeriah Creekside Hotel   Karma Resorts   Jon Dibben   Neptune Investment Management

British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS)   Moor Instruments   Eurosurgical

Dear DFFB Supporters,

Now that the final bills are paid and all monies are collected in from our magical night at the House of Commons on the May 3rd I am thrilled to be able to tell you that we raised just over £55,000 for the total event.

We were lucky as the sun shone and everyone's hard work paid off as the evening ran smoothly.  We enjoyed speeches from Sir John Stanley, MP, our host for the evening, myself, Greg Williams, Burns Surgeon and were later entertained by the fabulously witty Miles Jupp.  Edward Rising, the Auctioneer did a wonderful job of rallying the crowd and our guests were amazingly supportive in all ways, from buying wrist bands to bidding on the auction items.  We could not have done it without everyone's help. Thank you.

There are many to thank, including but not limited to the Burn Survivors who helped on the night, our Audio & Auction helpers, our Photographer & Designers, our Committee for the night, our Trustees and Patrons, including Sophie Thompson who was so great in mucking!  In particular we would like to thank our main sponsors; Emirates Airline, Jumeriah Creekside Hotel, Karma Resorts, Jon Dibben, Neptune Investment Management, BAPRAS, Moor Instruments & Eurosurgical and all the other many donors for without whom we would not have been able to stage the event.

I am delighted to say that since the event we have signed and sent off 3 major cheques to purchase 2 Laser Dopplers and a Meek Mesher.  These totalled £111,000.  This could not have been achieved without our supporters both old and new.

Thank you everyone who helped in whatever manner from the bottom of our hearts.

Polly Brooks (Chairman DFFB) & Trustee



To see many more of the photographs from the night follow this link >>>

Do you know...

  • How burns affect the skin?
  • How long does it take for burns to heal?
  • What long term problems burns victims are left with?
  • What is the difference between a 1st, 2nd or 3rd degree burn?
  • What is the survival rate for burns victims?


To find out more, go to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section.

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