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.