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What We Do

CBC Fun day 2016
Fun Days

Our family fun days offer families the opportunity to meet and share experiences with other families who have been through and/or are still going through the journey that occurs following a burn injury. These days aim to provide families with time together to do fun (and sometimes challenging) activities in a supportive and therapeutic environment allowing children, siblings and even adults to develop their confidence and learn new skills. All our club members and their families get invited to these days and therefore they tend to be quite large events. The club psychologist is usually available at these events to provide informal support. These days are a great way for new club members and their families to experience a taster of what being involved in club can be like

Jamboree CBC

Workshops


Our workshop and activity days provide an opportunity for club members to meet with and share experiences with other children/young people who have had a burn injury or are being treated by a burns consultant. The days aim to improve club members’ confidence and independence by giving them the opportunity to try a new and/or challenging activity. The days usually begin with a workshop conducted by the club psychologist on an issue relevant to the target age group for the day. This is usually a 2 hour session and is informal and interactive. Examples of recent workshops have included bullying and confidence building. The workshop is then followed by the activity for the day; recently we have been indoor skydiving! Children are encouraged to set themselves goals firstly for the day related to the activity, and secondly for home related to the workshop. The event will be run and supervised by a mixture of Children’s Burns Club staff and trained volunteers who are there to support the activities and run the workshop. All costs for our workshop and activity days are covered by the club and transport is usually provided. All activities take place in approved centres by approved and trained instructors.

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Families


Our family fun days offer families the opportunity to meet and share experiences with other families who have been through and/or are still going through the journey that occurs following a burn injury. These days aim to provide families with time together to do fun (and sometimes challenging) activities in a supportive and therapeutic environment allowing children, siblings and even adults to develop their confidence and learn new skills. All our club members and their families get invited to these days and therefore they tend to be quite large events. The club psychologist is usually available at these events to provide informal support. These days are a great way for new club members and their families to experience a taster of what being involved in club can be like.

Families CBC


Camp/Jamboree


Our mini camps are an ideal way for young people who may not have been away from home before to try new activities and challenges that will be fun whilst helping to boost self-esteem, confidence, problem solving and social skills. It is also the opportunity to meet other young people who have experienced a burn injury or skin-related illness and share experiences and coping strategies.  We usually take between 8-10 club members, most of whom will feel a little worried about coming, being away from home, not knowing other people and what the food will be like! Our mini camps usually include a workshop run by the club psychologist on a topic relevant to the club members attending. Our last minicamp was at the end of May 2015 and we took 9 young people to Green Park Activity and Adventure Centre in Buckinghamshire. We had a great time learning about and sharing experiences of bullying and how to manage it as well as climbing, cycling, swimming, swinging, abseiling, playing UNO, bananagrams and watching movies! Some of these members have already put their names down to come to the week-long National Camp run by the Burns Camps charity in August.