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 August 2016 Prize Draw has taken place - to find out who the winners were follow this link >>>

Sheffield Hallam University Workshop

Pain Reduction

Have you experienced a Burn injury that has required hospital treatment in the past?

If so, Sheffield Hallam University would like to invite you to attend an enjoyable workshop developing ways to reduce pain using Virtual Reality.

10 October, 9am-1pm @ Sheffield Hallam University.

Participants will be given a voucher for their time and travel and get to try out the latest VR.

Contact Ivan Phelan: i.phelan@shu.ac.uk

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...

CHRISTMAS CARDS

DFFB is sad to inform those interested that, due to the increase in costs and use of email, it has been decided not to print Christmas Cards this year

Fundraisers

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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London

London Area Burn Survivor Support Group : Chelsea & Westminster Hospital

Venue: (unless otherewise stated)

     The Squire Centre

     33-37 University St (just off Tottenham Court Road)

     London

     WC1E 6JN

 

Meeting Dates:

Time: 6:30-8:00pm (unless otherewise stated)

 

2016

Thursday 22 September at Changing Faces - hope many of you can join us...!

Thursday 8 December: End of year social gathering, details to be announced

 

2017

Thursday 16 March, details to be announced

Summer event, details to be announced

Thursday 21 September, details to be announced

Thursday 7 December, details to be announced

 

Direct link to the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital Burns Support Groups website >>>

 

Our sincere thanks to our friends at Changing Faces, who have kindly agreed to host us at their offices in central London for our Support Group Meetings. This venue offers a chance to meet with others in a relaxed environment away from the Hospital or a noisy pub. As always the main aim is to provide a space in the London area to meet and socialise with people who have experienced some form of burn injury either directly or indirectly.

 

I would be very grateful if you could RSVP for the meetings so that I know roughly how many people to expect, can cater accordingly and provide a guest list to Changing Faces.

You are always welcome even if you do not have a chance to inform us in advance.

 

Please call me on 020 3315 2504 or email lmwilliams@nhs.net to confirm or if you have any questions.

 

Changing Faces is based at The Squire Centre, 33-37 University St, (just off Tottenham Court Road) London WC1E 6JN. The closest tube stations are Euston, Warren Street and Euston Square.

For more info see their Changing Faces and for directions click here.

 

I really hope you will be able to join us and look forward to seeing you there.

 

Lisa Williams

London Area Burns Support Group Co-ordinator

Clinical Psychologist, Chelsea and Westminster Burns Unit

Web: London Area Burns Adult Support Group

St. Andrew's Hospital, Broomfield, Chelmsford

Support group for adults who have experienced a burn injury

 

We will continue to meet with the London Area Burn Survivor Support Group  for the time being. Please see their Meeting schedule above and directions to Changing Faces venue.

 

For more information or to confirm please contact Lisa Williams on 020 3315 2504 or e-mail her on lmwilliams@nhs.net

 

Please check this page again in the next few weeks for further information about our group.

East Grinstead

McIndore Burns Support Group : Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Dedicated telephone no: 07732 295310 – always someone available to talk to in daylight hours.

 

The McIndoe Burns Support Group runs group meetings 3 times a year in the Surgeon Mess, a relaxed function room at the Queen Victoria Hospital.

Occasionally we meet outside the Hospital, such as a recent visit to Pizza Express, for pizza making, which was really great fun, and we are always open to suggestions for what to do next!

 

The Group is designed for people who have been through the trauma of a burn, are looking for a bit of fun and an informal opportunity to meet up with people who have been through similar experiences.

 

Next meetings are:

 

Friday, November 18, 2016, from 11:00 to 14:00

Friday, March 31, 2017, from 11:00 to 14:00

 

Lunch is provided and activities, such as arts and crafts, chocolate making, etc, would be confirmed nearer the time.

Please feel free to bring family members or a friend. if you would like someone to come with you.

We are also happy to subsidise travel expenses, if this is an issue.

 

Please RSVP for the meetings so that we have a rough estimate of how many to expect and can cater for.

For further information, please call Tania Gibson on 01342 414176, or email her @ Tania.Gibson@qvh.nhs.uk

Manchester

The Manchester Burns Advisory Group

Meetings on first Wednesday of each month at 11:30am.

No meeting in August; future meetings to be announced

Tel: 0161 291 6318 (Please leave name & return telephone number)

Salisbury

B.U.G.S. Burns Unit Group Support

Website: www.bugssalisbury.co.uk

Tel: 01722 336262 Ext 3139, ask for the Nurse in Charge (Direct Line: 01722 345507)

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