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
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.
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.
2015 Burns Camps dates
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.
New Facebook page
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
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
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 .
Springs Restaurant, Salisbury District Hospital
Winchester Christmas market