£268

raised by 20 supporters
Children's Burns Trust

Pledge £2 to help us support children and their families

On National Burn Awareness Day 2018 we are launching our 'Pledge £2' campaign. If each of our social media followers donated just £2 we could raise enough money for new play and exercise equipment for a burns ward, or an extra Family Therapy Weekend.
Charity Registration No: 1082084
About the charity

Children's Burns Trust

The charity is dedicated to providing rehabilitation support for burned and scald injured children & their families as well as prevention & awareness campaigns. A burn injury is for life, the scars are physical as well as psychological and can present life long challenges. Your Donations are vital.

Story

Caring for injuries and rehabilitating burn injured children, their siblings and families is very specialist, and equipment can be costly. A burn injury is for life. Being burned or scalded as a child means years of painful treatment and in the worst cases hundreds of operations to release the scar tissue as they grow. The psychological impact of a burn injury is also immense, particularly when burn survivors reach their teenage years and have to cope with self image and self confidence issues. We are the only UK children's charity working nationally who are devoted solely to these areas.

Children's Burns Trust receives no government funding and are only able to continue the work we do as a result of fundraising efforts.

In addition to the income generated from events and the support of various specialist trusts, we are heavily reliant on smaller donations.

Our fundraising family is the absolute lifeblood of the Children's Burns Trust, without them we simply couldn't exist.

Paul Fuller CBE, QFSM, DL, Chairman of Trustees, Chief Fire Officer Bedfordshire Fire & Rescue Service.

The NHS provides good emergency care for burn and scald accidents but the post trauma or follow up care including equipment is significantly under-funded. Our charity is the only national charity dedicated to help NHS staff to restore the child to their pre-injury condition and potential.

Since 2005 we have provided a residential programme that involves the whole family of a burn injured child. This programme invites the whole family to a weekend where they meet other families in the same situation. We need your help to continue this vital work.

One of our main aims is to raise the awareness of the incidence and causes of burn and scald injury in the UK. A significant proportion of burns and scalds are among children under the age of 5 where the most prevalent cause of injury is from hot liquids, such as tea and coffee spills. Accidents like these are entirely preventable.

"The vast majority of burn injuries are accidents, and whether suffered by adults, children or the elderly, most are entirely avoidable. We need to see greater awareness about prevention and good first aid, both of which are key in reducing the number of accidents.

Mr Ken Dunn BSc FRCS(Lond) FRCS(plast) FRCS(ed), Consultant Burns and Plastic Surgeon.

We have already reached over 300,000 families through contacts with healthcare professionals, early years, community groups, schools, nurseries and play schools. With your help we can reach thousands more.

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Supporters

20

Anonymous

5 days ago

£25.00

Anonymous

24 days ago

£10.00

+ £2.5 Gift Aid

Anonymous

1 month ago

I'll try to find a way to make a regular large donation

£10.00

+ £2.5 Gift Aid

margaret Healy

1 month ago

They do a fantastic job.

£10.00

Anonymous

1 month ago

£30.00

+ £7.5 Gift Aid

About the charity

Children's Burns Trust
Children's Burns Trust

The charity is dedicated to providing rehabilitation support for burned and scald injured children & their families as well as prevention & awareness campaigns. A burn injury is for life, the scars are physical as well as psychological and can present life long challenges. Your Donations are vital.

Charity Registration No: 1082084

http://www.cbtrust.org.uk

Donation summary

Total raised

£268.00

+ £47.00 Gift Aid

Direct Donations

£268.00

Donations via Fundraisers

£0.00

Offline donations

£0.00
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Children's Burns Trust