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 26 2018

100+ Club June 2018 Prize Draw has taken place - to find out who the winners were follow this link >>>

October 22 2017

Our 2017 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 >>>

Dans Fund is proud to have supported Sylvie Mac on her @lovedisfigure swimwear launch

She is making waves, promoting inclusivity in the fashion industry, so watch out big brands and leisure centres, she's coming for you...!

Take a look for yourself - follow this link www.swimwear365.co.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 >>>

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 >>>

ADULT BURN SUPPORT UK

The Adult Burn Support UK website brings together the most helpful resources and information available to burned adults, families and friends, burns practitioners and anyone else interested.

Burn Professionals and Burn Survivors have provided advice and input and contributed to the content of the site for which Dan's Fund for Burns is extremely grateful - to access the site and see what's available, 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 - to find out more, follow this link >>>

 

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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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Welcome to Dan's Fund for Burns

National Burn Awareness Day: 17 October 2018

 

ADULT BURN SUPPORT UK WEBSITE

 

 

Adult Burn Support UK (ABSUK)

 

Dan's Fund for Burns is pleased to announce that, following the launch of the Adult Burn Support UK (ABSUK) website in October 2017, we have now added an online Forum to the site.

 

The ABSUK Forum provides a safe place for those affected by burn injury to support each other by sharing experiences, and discussing any emotional or physical issues they may be facing in relation to burns.

 

Users can register and login to post comments or questions to the Forum; simply follow the link and select the blue Forum button, at the top right corner of the website, and have a look around...
The Forum will be monitored throughout the day, however users may report anything they feel inappropriate, or are unhappy with, by emailing forumadmin@adultburnsupportuk.org

 

Dan's Fund for Burns is excited to offer this additional support service as part of our ongoing Adult Burn Support UK Project, continually looking for ways to improve and provide access to support for adult burn survivors.

 

The next phase of the Project will be to provide a moderated, live, online chat service, once a week, by the end of the year.

If you would like to get involved or receive notification of when the live chat comes online, please email info@adultburnsupportuk.org

 

DATA PROTECTION 2018

In order to comply with the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) for Charities,

it is now necessary to indicate whether or not you wish to be on our Data Base.

Therefore, if you would like to receive our Newsletters and, from time to time other information, please

email us your wishes, using the link provided below, or

download, complete and send us the form provided using the link below...

For your information, you can download a copy of our Privacy Policy here >>>

 

Thank you for your co-operation and your contnued support of Dan's Fund for Burns

 

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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.

 

ADULT BURN SUPPORT UK WEBSITE

 

 

ADULT BURN SUPPORT UK WEBSITE

 

The Adult Burn Support UK website brings together the most helpful resources and information available to burned adults, families and friends, burns practitioners and anyone else interested.

 

It covers many aspects of support including Emotional Wellbeing, Rehabilitation, Appearance and Research; it will act as a hub to signpost users to what services and information are available in their area and how to access them.

 

Burn Professionals and Burn Survivors have provided advice and input and contributed to the content of the site for which Dan's Fund for Burns is extremely grateful - to access the site and see what's available, please follow this link >>>

 

To download a copy of the full Press Release, please click on the logo above, or follow this link >>>

 

The British Skin Foundation: Skin Cancer Facts...
'Acid' attacks have been increasing in some areas...
NHS England has produced a leaflet advising people how to deal with such an event...

The severity of a chemical burn can be reduced if action is taken as soon as possible to remove the chemical and contaminated clothing from contact with the skin or eyes. However, without appropriate care, helping yourself or others may lead to further injuries to the victim or contact injuries to the person helping them.

 

The majority of victims of acid attacks suffer only minor burns. These can usually be treated by ambulance and local hospital A&E staff, and will heal well with good burn care, including regular dressing changes and checks to prevent infection.

 

You can download a copy here, simply follow this link >>>

 

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