9. Jan, 2017

DECEMBER 2016

Firstly I hope you had a happy festive season and that 2017 will be a good year for you and yours.

This month we welcome five new Members to DA$AW taking our total Membership to 43 – still a long way to reach that goal of 1000 Members, so if you know of anyone who might be interested in joining a cause which helps a range of smaller charities/causes then please encourage them to join at http://www.donateadollaraweek.com/353411214. Of course we want you to join too.

Just this week we have donated $170 to our December target AIME – Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience.

For the month  of January we have selected the Fiona Woods Foundation - Spearheaded by plastic and reconstructive surgeon and burns specialist Professor Fiona Wood AM.

Burns are a life altering event. They cause immediate and long-term traumas to mind and body and are arguably the most painful, unique and complex injury a human can suffer.

There are approximately 11 million burn injuries globally each year, leading to 300,000 deaths.

Burn injuries are a significant cause of death and disability and place a considerable financial burden on our health systems.

The Fiona Woods Foundation - see http://www.fionawoodfoundation.com/our-approach/ - undertakes ground breaking scientific and clinical research into pioneering new treatments for burns victims.

Whether it is a hot liquid scalding injury to a child or a horrific injury caused by fire, explosion or vehicle accident, the impact of a severe burn can last a lifetime with many having to deal with the physical and emotional effects every day of their lives

(Photo courtesy Fiona Woods Foundation)

Cheers and thank you for your continued support.

Phil Garbutt

Chair/Founder