Toby Tyler

Will's 8 Days in June Challenge

Fundraising for Manchester Foundation Trust Charity
raised of £8,888 target
by 297 supporters
We support treatment, research and care to make our hospitals even better


On 1st June 2020, after standing in the sand where a cooled down disposable bbq had been used on Formby beach, William suffered severe burns to both his feet.

After initial, emergency treatment at Ormskirk hospital, he was immediately transferred to the Children’s Hospital in Manchester where he spent 8 nights and underwent skin grafts and treatment on his feet.

The care and attention we received (and are still receiving now) from the hospital and in particular the 'Burns & Plastic Surgery Paediatric Services' including ‘Burns & Plastic Aftercare Clinic (BPAC)’ has been extraordinary. They nurtured and cared for us through the trauma of the accident, surgery and for 8 nights in hospital (under the restraints of covid). They encouraged and supported Will through initial reuse of his feet, the use of his wheel chair and walking frames. Now, we are all propped up by ongoing physical and mental support from BPAC. Their personal commitment and attention has been beyond praise.

Our intent is to somehow show our appreciation and support for those who did (and are doing) so much to help Will and us, as a family. We are raising money directly for the Burns & Plastic Surgery Paediatric Services' including ‘Burns & Plastic Aftercare Clinic (BPAC)’.

So to mark the one year anniversary of the accident, and to recognise the 8 nights in hospital, Will is embarking on 8 challenges to raise money to support the ongoing work of the Burns Unit/BPAC.

William’s challenges will be kicking off on June 1st with an (open invite to join) 8km walk at Formby beach where he will also seek to raise awareness of the extraordinary incident that caused his injury.

Further details and reviews of the challenges can be found via his 8 Days in June Facebook page.

William has set himself challenges that include: 

  • 1 June – 8km walk at Formby Beach 

  • 3 June –  8km paddle in the Mersey River 

    5 June  - Eight nights sleeping out

  • 9 June - eight friends will have a head shave in 8 minutes

  • Eight random acts of kindness 

  • Baking an eight-layer cake for all the staff at the Burns Unit, with a little help from Granny

  • An eight-minute ice bath 

  • “Eight foods” taste challenge

As well as auctions and other events too.

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Manchester Childrens Burns Camp
Burn injuries can require years of painful treatments and aftercare and children can face many problems adapting to their scars, rebuilding their self-confidence and reintegrating into a society that isn’t always kind to people who look different.

The cost of sending one child to the camp, as well as the staffing costs, is £1,328, and we would like to be able to provide this unique opportunity to children. Will has already benefitted from the opportunity of attending one of these albeit virtually and can’t wait to meet other children, face to face, who have been through and going through similar experiences.

About the charity

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust Charity works hard to make a difficult time a little bit easier for young and old at our family of nine hospitals. Supporting: Manchester Royal Infirmary | Wythenshawe Hospital | Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital | Manchester Royal Eye Hospital | Saint Mary’s Hospital | Manchester University Dental Hospital | Withington Community Hospital | Trafford General Hospital | Altrincham Hospital | North Manchester General Hospital. We support continuing excellence in treatment, care and research.

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