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Activities and fundraising – off to a great start in 2024

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Like many charities, fundraising support is essential to the work that we do and we are so grateful to everyone who has pledged to support us this year.

Our amazing individual fundraising stars

Dave and his friend Jonny took on a grueling challenge in March to complete the Hardmoors 55 Race in under 16 hours, and to date have raised an amazing £3,262 for the charity. 

Dave and his wife Anita wanted to raise money for Children’s Burns Trust after the charity supported them in 2023 with an urgent grant to help cover petrol, parking and general unexpected costs when their son Noah spent three months in the specialist burns unit at Newcastle, a 114-mile round trip from their home.  A year on, supported by their friends Jane and Jonny they wanted to help ensure that this financial support remains available to other families who face this type of unexpected challenge in their lives when their child sustains a burn or scald injury. “Children’s Burns Trust gave great financial support to us in the very early days …something that seems so simple but came at such a crucial time when the family’s world was turned upside down”. 

Dave, Jonny and Noah relaxing after the event.

Charlie Miles is taking part in the Great Bristol run on 19th May, his first sponsored event.  Charlie had a burn injury when he was 12, spending 6 weeks in Pinderfields hospital and now age 18 has decided to fundraise for Children’s Burns Trust and support the work we do to raise burns awareness.  We are delighted that Charlie has agreed to be an ambassador for the charity and wish him the best of luck for his run in May.

If you would like to support Charlie this is the link to his fundraising page

Charlie Miles

Charlie on the Walk of Fame.  


Our Burn Professional supporters

We would like to give a special mention to Annette Maynard, senior play specialist and burns family group manager at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital who will run the TCS London Marathon later this month to raise money for the charity.

Annette ran her first marathon at the age of 18 and now in her 50’s, with many marathons under her belt continues to be motivated by the courage and determination of the children that she looks after.  Annette, who enjoys a ‘good for age’ ranking in the UK, completed the London and Boston marathon for the charity in 2023 and as well as running the London marathon in April will also be heading out to do the Berlin marathon on 29th September.

In her day-to-day role Annette supports the children and the parents during their stay on the burns unit, helping to reduce their anxiety with play, distraction, preparation for the procedures and general advice about the care and treatment that is needed.  She attends burn camp and club activities in London and the South East Burn Network area and joins the Children’s Burns Trust family weekend every September in Littlehampton.

“The family weekends have provided our families with such wonderful memories, shared with other families that have gone through similar situations they have gained friends and support from each other as well as the opportunity to attend therapy sessions and been able to show emotions in a safe environment”

A huge thank you to Annette for her continued support of Children’s Burns Trust.

Annette (above) supporting the children during activities at a family weekend.

Nicole Lee, matron at Chelsea & Westminster Burns Service has registered for the Three Peaks Ultra Challenge in July and we look forward to Nicole’s updates on social media as she prepares for this challenge.

Nicole Lee on a training expedition.

The support of staff working in burn services across the country always amazes us, knowing how busy they are and yet still finding time to help fundraise for the work that we do to support children, families and burn service projects.

Corporate supporter champions

We are extremely grateful to our corporate supporters who continue to work with the charity and offer support in many different ways. 

A special mention goes to UKFA who selected Children’s Burns Trust as their chosen charity for 2023 and have raised over £4000 during the year from a golf day, raffles, auctions, individual donations and a portion of their membership fees.

Aesthetics Awards

We were delighted to be invited as the charity partner for the 2024 Aesthetics Awards which was held at the Grosvenor hotel, London on 16th March.

We welcomed the opportunity to celebrate the achievements of professionals working in the field of aesthetic medicine recognising that the work that they do to improve function, quality of life and overall confidence in their clients resonates with all that we do to support children and young people recover from a burn injury.  We want to thank everyone who made a donation on the evening and helped to raise nearly £7,000.

Marina, Chair of Trustees and Krissie Stiles, ambassador for the charity arriving at the event. 

If you are inspired by our wonderful supporters above and would like to fundraise for the charity in 2024 please contact

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