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Cheque Presentation

BUGS would like to say a very big thank to Luca King’s family for their donation of £800. This will be used to help fund day trips for families and allow children connected to BUGS to go to on camps. We really appreciate the support.

Marwell Zoo Families Day Trip - 11th May

On Saturday 11th May we funded a trip to Marwell Zoo for children and their families. Everyone had a great time, taking the opportunity to share experiences, and make new friends. Thanks to Nicola Beavan for organising the day and to those who have donated to make this possible.

RAL-Displays, Leicester Supports BUGS with a Free Pop-Up Banner October 2018

We recently took RAL-Displays up on their offer that supports charities & non-profit organisations by donating a FREE 2 metre high by 0.85 metre wide printed pop-up banner stand with carry bag. We first used the banner at our Family Fun Day at Create at the Cove. Thank you RAL-Displays, it looked fantastic. (

Family Fun Day at Create at the Cove

We are so grateful to have received a donation this year to fund children with a burn injury to attend an activity day. The first of these days was on Saturday 13th October at Create at the Cove in West Lulworth, Dorset. It looks like it was a fun day. Thanks to our organiser Nicola Beavan, the hospital's Paediatric Burn Outreach Nurse and Create at the Cove.

Burns Camp 2018

We took 10 children and 3 chaperones to camp this year. The camps continue to be a huge benefit to children who gain amazing confidence through attending. One camper said “ I was burnt 3 years ago at 13 and I thought I had lost my beautiful body, but coming to Camp and meeting other children with burns and discovering the burn Camp Family I feel I have got my beautiful body back.”

Quiet Room Update July 2018

In July we decided that our Quiet Room on the Burns Unit was due an update. We had chairs recovered by the hospital's recycling centre, had a move around and updated the bookshelf.

National Burn Camp 2017

This year we took 8 Campers to Graffen Water in Cambridgeshire including 3 new Campers. Although the weather for the first 4 days was pretty wet, the kids were really enthusiastic. During the week we went sailing, canoeing, climbing, swimming, go carting and cycling. It was a full on week and most of the kids were exhausted at the end. We also took a new chaperone this year and I want to say thank you to Steve Lowe who gave up a week of his summer to come with us. He also drove the minibus which made traveling much easier this year. Thanks also to Sam Bialek at SDH for organising the minibus. Every body achieved something new, for some it was a first bike ride and for others it was building confidence by making new friends. Every year we see the positive difference that attending camp can make to children with burn injuries and I would like to thank everybody who has donated the money that makes it possible to take the children. It Costs approximately £400 for each child and chaperone we send to Camp, it's good value for money but without donations to B.U.G.S. we could not send any children.

1st Annual South West Young Adult Burns Camp

This year has seen the first Young Adults South West Burns Camp take place for young people aged 18 to 25 years from the South West Region. A national camp has been available for the last few years, but following a meeting at the British Burn Association Conference in the Spring, it was felt that something more local would be more suitable. The camp was organised in conjunction with Dan's Fund, Frenchay After Burns Children's Club (FAB), Swansea Burn Centre support group, Welsh Dragons, and BUGS' camp liaison Sally Tresidder. The aim is to provide an opportunity for young adults to enjoy activities in a relaxed atmosphere, with people who are having similar experiences adjusting to life after a burn injury. The full report is available on our Burns Camp page.

May 2016

On Friday 6th May on a sunny evening in Broughton, Jill Boggis (one of our volunteers) held an evening of drinks, canapes and a talk by Gilly Halcrow on "Food and table manners through the years". Apparently, the way to drink tea is out of a saucer and dinner parties in the 1800's had about 15 courses. With a raffle too of tickets to the Grange Park Opera in Alresford, the evening managed to raise a fantastic £2500. A big THANK YOU to Jill Boggis for organising the evening and to all those that attended. The money raised will help us send children to the Burns Camps.

April 2015

The Burns Unit and the Therapy team at Salisbury Hospital are looking to develop peer support. We have offered our support and have created this poster to be displayed on the Unit and in therapy areas. If you would like more information or would like to add your name to the list, use the contact us form.

March 2015

2015 Burns Camps dates

May 2014

New TV installed in Burns Unit Waiting Room

If you have visited any outpatient areas at Salisbury Hospital recently you will have seen the TV's that display a live television feed, clinic times and other information. Thanks to Esso at Fawley Refinery who are regular donors of BUGS, the Burns Unit now has a TV in its waiting room.

Esso donated directly to the Unit to help provide some equipment for patients and BUGS has helped to get the equipment purchased, installed and up and running. We now have some slides showing information about what BUGS do on the Unit and there will soon be pictures of the staff, clinic waiting times and other important information about the Burns Unit.

April 2014

New Facebook page

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BUGS has migrated its personal style Facebook page to an Organisation Page. Here we will be posting information and our latest news. Use the link at the top of this page to view and log in to your Facebook account to "Like" us

26th November 2013

Chairman honoured by Hospital Awards Chairman honoured by Hospital Awards

Our former Chairman, Julia Chute was awarded the Governor’s Volunteer Award at the Striving for Excellence Awards ceremony. The award was presented by Colette Martindale, Lead Governor, Luke March, Chairman and Peter Hill, Chief Executive. Julia said “I am so grateful to the governors for giving me this award and it’s wonderful to be recognised in this way."

15th November 2013

Literature and Website Relaunch Literature and Website Relaunch

We launched an update to the booklet that provides adults with a wide range of important advice about their follow up care when they leave hospital. We have also created a leaflet which provides teenagers with basic easily accessible information. With a booklet already available for parents of young children, all ages now have their own dedicated information with help and support from BUGS This is supported by information on the new BUGS website.

Autumn 2013 Stalls

Our three autumn stalls were a great success and were busy with people buying stocking fillers and Christmas Cards. Overall we raised over £1,300. The team did very well especially standing all day outside in the Christmas Chalet at Winchester. The weather was dry and kind and not too cold compared with the other 3 chalet slots we have done there over the past years .

26th September 2013

Our stall dates this autumn have been confirmed.

  • Thursday 24th October - Rockbourne Fair
  • Friday 22nd November - Springs Restaurant, Level 2, Salisbury District Hospital
  • Sunday 24th November - Winchester Christmas Market

We will be selling our new Christmas Cards, our greetings cards and all that is ladybird themed for those Christmas stocking filers.

17th September 2013

Our new leaflet for Teenagers and Young Adults has now gone to the printers. The leaflet called 'What Next, After Burn Care Injury' has been designed as signpost and quick reference leaflet to key information. The details have also been given a dedicated web page on our website.

16th September 2013

We have commissioned our resident artist Emma Jelf, to paint two new designs for our Christmas cards this year. The designs are called We Three Kings, and Twinkle Twinkle and can be viewed on our fundraising pages. Each design will cost £3.50 each for a pack of 10 and will be on sale at our autumn stalls.

11th September 2013

It was recognised that a lot of the games available on the Unit are for younger children. With some of the money donated for children on the Unit, we have purchased some card games that are more suitable for older children.

9th September 2013

The new children's wheelchair, the folding self propelled wheelchair and the Lourano Transfer Chair kindly donated by the Geoff and Fiona Squire Foundation, have now arrived on the Unit.

7th September 2013

Savills Winchester invited us again as their Charity at this year's Alresford Show. We had a stand with information about the work we do for patients of the Burn Unit. Rattling of our collection buckets and tins raised us £135.

1st September 2013

Last year Jayne Potts completed an amazing sponsored walk from Penzance to Glastonbury with some friends to raise funds for BUGS With the funds they requested for a Playstation to be purchased for the children who are admitted to the unit to use. This has now been purchased with some games.

28th August 2013

Over the summer we have been working on updating the Adult Discharge Booklet. We had come to the end of our stock of booklets from the first print run in 2006. The booklets have now been delivered to the Unit and a copy is available in pdf format on our website.

11-17 August 2013

National Burn Camp, Grafham Waters, Cambridgeshire

Early feedback from those who attended says that everyone had a brilliant time. Our camp liaison Sally Tressider, managed to organise for four children and two chaperones to attend all of which were sponsored by BUGS Sally said next year she is hoping to take more children and is considering hiring a mini bus to get them there.

25th July 2013

The new Burns Scar Management Clinic is now up and running.

The new clinic replaces the Tissue Support Clinic which aims incorporate scar management in to the patient journey sooner. The clinic will run on the Burns Unit in the adult assessment room every other Thursday.

3rd July 2013

BUGS held their AGM at Salisbury District Hospital. Attendees included representatives from Changing Faces. Mr Eunan Tiernan, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, and Miss Hollie Carpenter, Physiotherapist, attended to give a talk on the latest developments in the care of Scars and Scarring.

21st May 2013

Crew Commander Paul Abbott and his team have been recognised by the BAA for their work in raising money for good causes and have donated £500 of their award to us. Rosamond, our volunteer, was invited to Southampton Airport Fire Service to collect the generous cheque and was also given a behind the scenes tour of the station.


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