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...

July 21 2017

SPECIAL NOTICE...

The McIndoe Burns Support Group are holding a free wellbeing day for people aged 16 and over who have sustained a burn, at the Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead.

Activities will include manicures, reflexology, reiki, afternoon tea, and possibly hand massage.

For more information or to book your place, download the poster by following this link >>>

July 11 2017

100+ Club June 2017 Prize Draw has taken place - to find out who the winners were follow this link >>>

June 10 2017

Centre for Appearance Research (CAR)

Visible Difference & Intimacy Research Study

Do you have a visible difference or an altered appearance and live in the UK/Ireland?

Would you consider taking part in the Centre For Appearance Research's online appearance and intimacy research?

This involves you answering a series of survey style questions about yourself, your appearance, your feelings and your intimate life so we can learn more about looking different and intimate relationships.

Are you 18 or over and based in the UK, and interested or want to know more?

If so, for more details about the study and to take part, please follow this link >>>..

June 10 2017

Would you be willing to help burn care research?

If you would, to find out more please follow this link >>>

February 21 2017

SPECIAL NOTICE...

The University of Birmingham is looking for people to take part in an online discussion group about scar management therapy.

If you would like to be involved, and are aged 16 or over, or have worn within the last 2 years, or are still wearing pressure garments to treat burn injuries, and/or using massage/creaming, please follow this link to download the details >>>

February 9 2017

Swimming Opportunity in London...

Sylvia, a member of the London Adult Burns Support Group, has now managed to establish a swimming opportunity for Burns Survivors, and other individuals suffering from scarring.

Please contact her at sylvia@lovedisfigure.com for more information, updates, any questions and to register your interest.

Even if you are not a confident swimmer, Sylvia is a trained instructor and may well be able to support you in building your confidence in water.

January 11 2017

SPECIAL NOTICE...

DFFB is assisting a doctoral thesis, by the University of Sheffield, into the effectiveness of online self-help intervention for adults with visible skin difference, including burns and scarring, by adding the link to the relevant questionnaire on its website.

For the avoidance of doubt, DFFB is not involved in any other way with this thesis or the work and activities in relation to it.

If you would like to know more about this initiative or be involved, please follow this link >>>

October 18 2016

Our 2016 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 >>>

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 >>>

UK Burn Support Network Project

DFFB is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Jennifer Fitt as "UK Burn Support Network Project Manager".

Further to the Support Group Study of 2013, Danís Fund for Burns (DFFB) is now working towards establishing a UK-wide Burn Support Network.

DFFB would encourage all those in the UK Burns World who have ideas, and experience, related to Adult Support including Burn Survivors, Burn Service Staff & other charitable organisations supporting Burn Survivors, to contact Jennifer >>>

We look forward to your cooperation in the interest of moving this much needed facility quickly into reality.

 

To download the study report 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 - follow this link to find out more >>>

 

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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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Our thoughts go out to those caught up in the Grenfell Tower block of flats fire over night and to the emergency services dealing with it all and all those Burn Service professionals helping at the crisis point.

We are in touch to offer our help with this tragedy, as there will be many suffering from burns/smoke inhalation.

Feel free to contact us, if you, friends, or family need our help, on:

info@dansfundforburns.org; tel: 020 7262 4039

Message from Dr Lisa Williams, Clinical Psychologist Chelsea & Westminster Burns Centre, and Coordinator of the London Burns Survivor Support Group - follow this link >>>

 

SUMMER is COMING with BBQs & BONFIRES

REMEMBER

DO NOT use PETROL or OTHER LIQUIDS

to start fires - back-flash causes severe burns!!!!

 

The British Skin Foundation: Skin Cancer Facts...
Summer Skin Protection
The British Skin Foundation's campaign to...
SAVE OUR SKIN
Slip on a shirt...
Seek out shade...
Slap on sunscreen....

 

Did you know that...
7 people die from skin cancer every day in the UK...?

 

Find out more about what you can do to protect yourself...

Follow the link to visit The British Skin Foundation website and take a look at the It Takes Seven campaign for more information...

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

Killik Cup Re-Match : Barbarians v New Zealand
Saturday, 4th November 2017

If you would like to buy tickets for this clash of the Titans, please use the link below and 10% of the sales will go to Dan's Fund For Burns

We have been given an exciting opportunity to offer our rugby loving friends the chance to buy their tickets to this Barbarians v New Zealand match, celebrating the New Zealand Rugby Union's 125th Anniversary

With the British & Irish Lions Test underway this will be your only chance to see the All Blacks, firing on all cylinders, this year at Twickenham...!

 

The tickets must be purchased via this link for Dan's Fund to get the 10% donation, raising funds for us at NO EXTRA cost to yourselves - what's not to like?

Thank you...!

 

Killik Cup Re-Match : Barbarians v New Zealand : book your tickets here and Dan's Fund will receive a 10% donation...

 

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