We held our 2017 Weekend Event at the end of September. We had 60 guests this year – all adults affected by burn injuries and their family/friends/partners. Activities included:
- Cupcake decorating
- A talk on confidence from Katie Piper
- Preview of Trial By Fire – a documentary from Terry Dunnage – https://www.facebook.com/TerryDunnageFoundation/
- Mindful walks in nature
- Personal training
- Relaxing massage
- Camouflage and makeup consultations
- Craft workshop
- Vocational workshop
Our volunteers, burn survivors themselves, organised the weekend event and led the majority of the activities.
We had wonderful feedback from the event, including this testimonial:
I can’t thank the Foundation enough for our weekend event. I’ve been beaming since I got in the car to leave. My own mother said I’ve come back a different person and am glowing. I’ve learnt a lot about myself this weekend and it’s opened my eyes and corrected a lot of thoughts I had about myself. I’ve met some amazing people who I am happy to say have now become my new friends and peers and also support. I feel like you have given me a purpose as I’ve been able to share tips with people on certain little day to day things. Thank you so much for helping me find and be ME.