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...

August 10 2016

100+ Club July 2016 Prize Draw has taken place - to find out who the winners were 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 >>>

Sophie Thompson

Our Patron, Sophie Thompson, continues to keep more than busy. She is playing the role of Captain Hook in Peter Pan at the National Theatre from mid November, so why try to go and see it!

 

As well as her cooking book "My Family Kitchen", which is hugely entertaining reading, if you are looking for Christmas gifts for 6-7 year olds, try "Zoo Boy", published last year, and her forthcoming "Zoo Boy and the Jewel Thieves"...!

London Support Group

 

For details please go to Support Groups >>>

October 6 2015

Our 2015 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 >>>

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...

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The Christmas Charity Ball 2015 was a huge success, raising over £33,000; Polly and the Trustees would like to thank The Mayor of Waverley Borough, Mike Band, for choosing Dan's Fund for Burns as one of his Charities of the Year and to express appreciation for all the help and support given to us over the past twelve months, organising events throughout the year - to read more about it, follow this link >>>

Dan's Fund for Burns UK :: Polly with the Mayor of Waverley Borough

 

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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Dan's Fund for Burns :: About us :: Links

The British Burn Association

The British Burn Association

Formed in 1968, the BBA is a National non-profit making organisation which enjoys charitable status.

Membership is not only available to physicians, surgeons, scientists, nurses, members of ancillary medical services and non-medical workers actively engaged in some aspect of the care of the burned patient, but also to persons interested in playing an active part in attempting to reduce the incidence and noxious effect of burning injury.

Children's Burns Trust

Children's Burns Trust

The CBT is a national charity making a positive difference in three ways:
  • Working with others to raise the awareness of burns and scalds including PREVENTION campaigns.
  • Working with NHS professionals to provide direct help and funding for REHABILITATION.
  • Giving direct financial SUPPORT to families and hospitals and providing advice & access to burns related information.
Care of Burns in Scotland (COBIS)

Care of Burns in Scotland (COBIS)

The MCNs for Care of Burns in Scotland(COBIS) was launched in April 2007, and the mission of the MCN is to ensure that patients who suffer serious burn injury in Scotland:

  • Are treated at an appropriate centre
  • Are transported safely and expeditiously to that centre
  • Receive a standard of care for burn patients irrespective of where they live
Hot Water Burns Like Fire Campaign

Hot Water Burns Like Fire Campaign

The Hot Water Burns Like Fire campaign was launched on the 14th September by Wakefield MP Mary Creagh with the aim of persuading the Government to introduce legislation to restrict the outlet temperatures for baths to 48°C in England and Wales, regulations which already apply in Scotland.

Every year in the UK around 20 people die and 570 suffer serious scald injuries due to hot bath water, with the under fives and the elderly are most at risk.

Changing Faces

Changing Faces

Disfigurement can affect anyone, at any time or at any age. Changing Faces is a national charity based in the UK that supports and represents people who have disfigurements of the face or body from any cause.

Burns Unit Group Support

Burns Unit Group Support

B.U.G.S. is a small registered charity, founded in May 2000 by burn care staff and an ex-patient, based at the Salisbury District Hospital Burns Unit and serving a large regional area from Swindon to Southampton, Portsmouth and Weymouth, and across to the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands.

Burn Survivors   Throughout The World

Burn Survivors Throughout The World

The BSTTW is an international, non-profit organization currently working in Africa, Argentina, Canada, Egypt, France, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, India, Iraq, Israel, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, Slovenia, Spain, Tanzania, the UK, the United States and Viet Nam.

RAFT :: The Restoration of Appearance & Function Trust

The Restoration of Appearance & Function Trust

RAFT is devoted to research and education in reconstructive plastic surgery and burn injury treatment to advance the care of patients.  Our surgeons and scientists share their expertise in a hospital setting to bring results speedily from laboratory to patients.

Katie Piper Foundation

Katie Piper Foundation

Katie Piper, a 26-year-old woman who was the victim of a vicious acid attack in March 2008 which destroyed her face, her life and her career as she knew it, set up the Katie Piper Foundation to help other burns victims like herself. She aims to support existing burns rehabilitation centres across the UK and introduce similar aftercare treatment that she received as standard in this country. The Foundation also aims to encourage people to accept burns victims and people with disfigurements in our society.

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