Burn Clubs and Camps
Burn clubs and camps are an opportunity for young people who have suffered burn injuries, to meet others, share experiences and improve self esteem. Clubs usually offer a range of activities ranging from day events to a residential camp experience offering a variety of challenging, creative, socialising and fun activities.
There are a number of support groups in the South West, Wales and Nationally. The Specialised Burn Care Services with the SWUK ODN work with charities and staff volunteer at the Burn Camps which provide peer support for children and young adults.
BUGS - Odstock Burns Support
BUGS was set up to provide support to all current and former patients and their families, who may or may not have been treated at Salisbury District Hospital.
BUGS is based at Salisbury District Hospital Burns Unit and serves a large regional area, from Swindon in the north down to Southampton, Portsmouth, Weymouth and across to the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands.
BUGS also runs Burns Camps for children aged 8 to 17 years and a Young Adults camp is also run for ages 18 to 23 years.
To find out more information, visit the BUGS website.
Frenchay After Burns Children's Club
Frenchay After Burns (FAB) Children's club supports young burn survivors and their families to build self esteem and confidence, and have fun through activities such as camps, day trips and parties.
Any child under 18 years of age with a burn injury is welcome to join the FAB club.
To find out more information, visit the FAB website.
The Welsh Dragons Burns Club
The club is run by a committee of 14 volunteers, who include staff at the Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery at Morriston Hospital.
The club is open to children up to the age of 16 who are being treated or have been treated at the Burns Centre (or the former unit at Chepstow) for burns injuries.
Its aim is to offer support and friendship for these children and their families, to allow them to meet and befriend other children who have suffered burns.
The children enjoy parties and day trips and family events, and also two full weekends away each year at an activities camp, as well as a national jamboree with other burns clubs.
To find out more information, visit the Welsh Dragon Burns Club Facebook page.