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 18 2018

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

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 >>> 

October 12 2018

Our 2018 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 24 2018

100+ Club August 2018 Prize Draw has taken place - to find out who the winners were 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 >>>

 

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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Dan's Fund for Burns :: Need some help? :: Support Groups

London

London Area Burn Survivor Support Group : Chelsea & Westminster Hospital

Venue: (unless otherwise stated)

     The Squire Centre

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

     London

     WC1E 6JN

 

Meeting Dates:

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

 

2018

Thursday 20 September

Thursday 6 December - End of Year Party

 

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

 

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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