Caregiver Support Group Launch at Milpark

Hi!

We are launching a caregiver support group at Milpark Trauma Conference Room. It will be 4 August from 11am to 1pm. Anyone that is a caregiver of a burn survivor is welcome.

The journey is not only difficult for the burn survivor but for the care giver as well. You are the one that has to assist with the dressing changes, keeping the morale of the burn survivor up, while your might feel like crashing down beside you. You are the rock, but even some rocks need a little support here and there.

Together with Netcare Milpark Hospital, we would like to extend our support as well as from caregivers who have been down the road and can assist you with what you are going through right now.

We would like to invite the nurses, doctors and paramedics as well. If it were not for them, what would your life be like today. Perhaps a little bit of encouragement can further inspire them to continue moving forward and making a difference in the lives of burn survivors.

So this Saturday, 4 August 2012, 11am-1pm if you have been a caregiver of a burn survivor and would like to join us please inbox me for more details. bianca@burnfoundation.org.za

See you there!

Blanket Drive a great success

Although winter is drawing to an end, we thought it fitting to report on what a success the blanket Drive was. With all the blankets collected through the Twitter Blanket Drive, we were able to get blankets to child headed households in Orange Farm, Eldorado park, Slovo Park, Freedom Park, to the Rescue 911 centre, a community in Sasolburg, gogo and child-headed households in Stilwater, near Hammanskraal and to many other small charities and communities. Pictures are to follow on soon.

With the assistance of our awesome volunteers we managed to distribute all these blankets while giving Learn Not to Burn Programs as well. What more can we ask for? At least there are a few more people that now know what to do in case of a fire or a Burn. The Stop Drop and Roll certainly gets children laughing and having fun while learning.

So although there are many people out there who still need blankets, this year was still a great success. A big Thank you to Melanie Minnaar, Serena Grobler, Outer Limits, Jodene and everyone that donated the blankets that we were able to distribute. If only you could have seen the happiness that the children expressed when receiving the blankets, then you would feel the joy we felt at handing each and every blanket over.

Next year we hope to be more involved and would like to get our prevention message out there further. Let’s see what great things we can come up with and what great teams we can collaborate with…