About Family Burns Club
Burns and scalds are amongst the most harrowing and painful injuries that can happen to any child, and they often leave lifelong scars that are not just physical, but psychological also. These injuries are a constant reminder to both the child and their family of the harrowing trauma that they have endured, sometimes over many years.
What Do We Do?
- We support and organise events and activities that bring together young people and their families, from birth up to the age of 25
- Reinforce that despite lifelong scars, their dreams, their hopes and their goals are just as achievable as any other child’s
- Provide a place where the children have fun, and rebuild their confidence and self esteem
- Promote challenges and educational experiences
Tracy Foster BEM, Founder
I am a play specialist working at Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield and have worked on the region’s Children’s Burn’s Unit for many years. Working on the burns unit I have seen the traumatic affect that burns have on the lives of children, young adults and their families as they are referred to the department from across the Yorkshire and Humber region. This has led me to expand the support for burn survivors run by myself and dedicate staff .
Bev Lockwood, Head of Admin & Volunteers
My son was scalded in 2007 at the age of 2 when he pulled a hot cup of tea over onto himself. He was rushed to Pinderfields Burns Unit and underwent a skin graft the same day. It’s the scariest thing myself and my husband have ever been through. The support that we received from Tracy and the Burns Club has been amazing, Caspar has been given such great opportunities at camps over the years and I have been lucky enough to volunteer and attend the camps too. Having seen the kind of effect the club has on both the patient and their families I am honoured to now be a part of the new charity and am looking forward to supporting more families in the future.