Dan's Fund For Burns
Who we are
Dan’s Fund for Burns, a UK registered Burns Charity, established by Polly Miller Brooks after her husband Dan, and eight other friends were killed in the 2002 Bali bombings. Polly suffered 45 per cent body burns so understands the devastating pain, both physically and emotionally.
The main aim of Dan’s Fund for Burns is to provide assistance swiftly and practical way. A few examples of what DFFB has achieved
Major new launch of Adult Burn Survivors UK Website to assist Burn Survivors and Families and friends
Over £35,000 during the last FY has been given to individuals ranging from £50 to £6000 for family emergencies including transportation, reeducation programmes, new mattress, emergency funding, assistance for families after house fires, extended, physiotherapy, funeral costs, computers, iPads, and more,Adult weekend away breaks; participation British Burn Association programmes & Conferences
Also provided funding for Medical equipment for Burns Unitsto assist in the better treatment of Burns and aftermath.
Laser Doppler machines value £60,000 each to 4 Burns Units
3 Meek Mesher machines for 4 Burns Units £10,000 each
UK-Wide Splinting course conducted by USA expert Specialists - £13,000
Funded Micro-Needling course for UK-wide Burns Centres
Clinical Psychologist to Chelsea & Westminster Hospital 3 years total £175,000
Camouflage Training 16 Burns Units £15,000
Funding annual Young Adults Burns Camps for ages 18 and 25 at £5,000 to £6000 each year
Funding Young Adults 2013 International Burns Camp Jamboree in South Africa, 16 young adults, 1 chaperone and 3 counselors
Transportation Medical Staff to attend Conferences, Training Programmes
Funding major UK wide Support Groups Study and Befriending programmes to improve access to burn survivors after hospital.
Physiotherapy equipment for several Burns Units