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

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London Support Group

 

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AN ENCHANTING EVENING OF OPERA & SONG

On 19th March 2016, @ 7:30pm in St Catherine's School Auditorium, Bramley, Surrey

For full details, download the flyer here >>>

January 13 2016

100+ Club December 2015 Prize Draw has taken place - to find out who the winners were follow this link >>>

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 >>>

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 >>>

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Royal Parks Half Marathon

2015 saw runners who between them raised a wonderful £10,000. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to each and every runner and their supporters for making this such a magnificent occasion. It was wonderful to see our Dan's Fund for Burns blue flags (courtesy of Skynasoars) flying all around the Parks - particularly Polly who possibly ran more miles than the runners to make sure someone was at every mile post!

Any interest in this event and future Royal Parks Half Marathons, please contact Joy Huston >>>

 

Future 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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2013 London Royal Parks Half Marathon

6th October 2013

The day was perfect, the excitement rose, our supporters waved fabulous new flags so our Charity was highly visible prompting several queries from other runners and supporters. The photos show some of our runners who were Katherine Jones, Brenda Trainor, Nicola Richardson, Lee Mcloughlin and Julian Herbert.

 

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

Skynasoars for creative branding solutions

 

If you are interested in running next year, we ask our runners to commit to raising a minimum of £500 to cover the costs of obtaining places and something for the Charity – if you are interested please contact: joyhuston@dansfundforburns.org.

 

What are you going to do for Dan's Fund for Burns?

There are many ways to participate, for example...

  • you can simply make single or regular donations online by using our JustGiving.Com account which can be accessed through the link in the Fundraising News section on the right
    OR
  • if you prefer a more hands on approach, go to the Making donations section of this site and follow the information provided there.

 

For those of you with a more daring, active and flamboyant streak, your fundraising can be as innovative and as much fun as you want to make it!

Take a look through our Newsletters archive and the Current news section of this site just to catch a flavour of the type of things that have been done before and this might inspire you with some ideas for yourself or your band of fellow supporters.

So many people have performed so many fantastic feats including:

  • climbing Mount Kilimanjaro
  • walking the Great Wall of China
  • running Golf Days, Bridge Parties and Fashion Shows
  • and running Marathons...
    to name but a few!

If you are contemplating a fundraising event then let Dan's Fund for Burns know what you are intending so we can send you any pamphlets and other information you might find useful.

In addition you can download our Sponsorship Form template, and customise it for your event, and/or set up a fundraising page for your event at JustGiving.Com.

Simply use this link to access our account at JustGiving.Com and follow the procedure for creating an online fundraising page of your own.

The process allows you to not only build your page but also email all your friends and contacts to tell them about what you are doing.

They in turn can sponsor you by making their donations online, and you can sit back and watch the total grow whilst you are not frantically running around organising the event or training in readiness for it!

Another thing in your favour, using this method, means no more running around with paper sponsorship forms, or chasing cheques and cash after your event, and all the money goes straight to Dan's Fund For Burns.

What more can we say but HAPPY FUNDRAISING and again A VERY BIG THANK YOU for helping a lot of people enjoy a better quality of life.

 

Knickers & Drawers

This is a charming book of Poems and Anecdotes written by Sylvia Vickers and Lesley Hawes, and Friends, specifically to raise money for Dans Fund for Burns.

Share snippets from "It's Only a Game!" of "Talking about the Weather" - can we all not do that - "Flora and Fauna", "Emotions", "All about Folk" and "That’s Life".

This wonderful read can be purchased for £5.00, plus Packaging & Postage, by contacting Lesley Hawes at

hawes_lesley@yahoo.co.uk.

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