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...

October 5 2019

Our 2019 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 >>>

September 22 2019

100+ Club Prize Draw has taken place - to find out who all the winners are follow this link >>>

February 12 2019

Polly says, "I'm delighted the Charity is so busy... with several major events taking place this year, we decided to send out a Supplement to our annual Newsletter..." - read it here >>>

February 7 2019

A team from the Core Outcomes for Burn Care Research, COSB, based out of University Hospitals Bristol, are inviting patients and burn care professionals to participate in a new piece of important research into burn care.

The research project is funded by the NHS research funders, NIHR, and its aim is to determine the most important outcomes to measure in burn care research.

There is a 20-minute survey that patients and their families are being invited to complete; participants can be any age over 10 years or parents of children of any age, with any type of burn at any time after injury.

Watch a video for an overview, if you interested in taking part in the research - follow this link

If you are interested in taking part, simply follow this link

November 20 2018

The Core Outcome Set for Burn Care research (COSB) Project

Please get involved if you have had a burn or if you are involved in the care of burn patients.

Watch a short introductory video explaining this NHS (NIHR) funded project here >>>

If you would like to help please email us here, and we will send you more information and a link to the survey we would very much like you to complete - it takes about 20 minutes.

Or simply go straight to the survey, which has more information, here >>>

We really very much need your help!

Thank you so much...


November 4 2018

Centre for Appearance Research

Researchers at the Centre for Appearance Research, University of the West of England, conducted research into appearance altering conditions - ‘visible difference’ - about romantic relationships, how do you tell a new partner about it…?

Listen here >>>

If you have an experience to share, and would be willing to speak to the researchers, you can find more details and/or indicate your interested in the work here >>>

October 15 2018

Dan's Fund for Burns donates a Laser Doppler Machine...

Pinderfields Regional Burns Centre, Wakefield received a Laser Doppler Machine from Dan's Fund for Burns.

To read the full story, please follow this link >>>

October 12 2018

RESEARCH - Visible Difference

Researchers from the Centre for Appearance Research at UWE Bristol are running an online research survey for UK-based adults (18+) who have a visible difference, for example due to #alopecia.

The study is concerned with how much looks affect the way people live.

It takes about 20 minutes, and participants can enter a draw for one of ten, £10 Amazon vouchers.

To take the survey, please follow this link >>> 

September 24 2018

100+ Club August 2018 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 >>>

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 >>>


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


Surrey Fundraisers organising events throughout the year - to find out more, follow this link >>>


Feedback reports

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

Dan's Fund for Burns Weekend ~ September 2019 Flyer


Last chance to join us...
Dan's Fund for Burns Weekend ~ September 20-22, 2019

The DFFB Weekend will bring together Adult Burn Survivors, age 25 and over, to enjoy a weekend of fun and relaxation...!

You can download a copy of the flyer here >>>


If you're interested in coming along, please email...


by July 31, 2019


London Support Group

Message from Dr Lisa Williams...

Hi everyone, hope you all had a good Easter. I am making preparations for our annual summer event.


This year on Saturday June 1st I am planning a private guided walking tour of a lovely and little-known part of London, Little Venice.  The tour will start at 10.30 AM and last for two hours. It will only be our group. It is family friendly and will be at a gentle pace but we will be on our feet for most of those two hours. After that (weather-permitting) we can have a picnic lunch nearby along the canal or a park. It is easy to get there on public transport (Warwick Avenue on the Bakerloo line) and I have checked that there are few disruptions and engineering works planned but please check your individual route there beforehand. I hope to see lots of you there.


To read a full description of the tour, follow this link >>>


Adult Brun Support UK Live Chat...


Adult Burn Support UK (ABSUK)


To participate in the Live Chat, users must be registered and logged in so, if you would like to share your experiences or discuss any issues you may be having in relation to burns, please register ahead of time and then login on the night.

For more information including how to register, please follow this link - Adult Burn Support UK Live Chat...


Dan’s Fund for Burns is providing this Live Chat support service alongside the ABSUK Forum as part of our ongoing Adult Burn Support UK Project, looking for ways to improve access to support for adult burn survivors.

We are always keen to hear what you think so please email any feedback, comments or queries to info@adultburnsupportuk.org


Royal Parks Half Marathon 2018


...to our 17 runners in Royal Parks Half Marathon 2018, all of whom finished having braved the "sometimes very heavy" rain, to raise funds for Dan's Fund for Burns.

We are so grateful for your efforts and perseverance!



Royal Parks Half Marathon 2019

After the success this year, several runners and supporters have indicated their interest in running next year.

SO, if you are interested in participating, please contact Joy here>>>

We have to register for places by mid December so please contact us as soon as possible...


Dan's Fund for Burns donates a Laser Doppler Machine ...


15th October 2018


Pinderfields Regional Burns Centre, Wakefield received a Laser Doppler Machine from Dan’s Fund for Burns.

Pinderfields Hospital has both a Regional Adults Burn Centre and a Regional Children's Burn Unit, which serve a population of approximately 3.5 million people across West Yorkshire, North and East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, and the service is accessed by 19 Emergency Departments in an area of around 3,000 square miles.


On receiving the unit, Plastic Surgery Consultant, Mr Umair Anwar said: "We are extremely grateful to Dan's Fund for Burns for donating this important piece of equipment to our Unit, where it will play such a useful role in the treatment of our patients. This equipment will help to reassure our patients regarding their treatment, and help us with clinical research in the future to further understand severe burn injuries and new treatments. This state of the art device will enable us to diagnose and treat patients more accurately, with improved recovery and outcomes, in many cases without surgery."


To read the full story, please follow this link >>>


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.







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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you can download a copy of our Privacy Policy here>>>


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