With over 75% of severe burns happening in the home and scalds are the most common type of burn injury for children aged 0-11 years Gas Works and Bosch in response to these statistics has donated almost $90,000 to the Julian Burton Burns Trust since 2010 to help reduce burn injury across Australia and at the same time raise awareness about the incidence of scald burns.
This donation is made possible through the annual Gas Works and Bosch Hot Water Campaign where $30 from every Bosch Highflow Hot Water temperature controlled system sold by Gas Works is donated to the Burns Trust.
The Julian Burton Burns Trust is committed to providing world class burns prevention, care and support programs and raising awareness about burn injury.
After personally experiencing life threatening burn injuries during the Bali Bombings of October 2002, Julian Burton was inspired to give something back to the people who supported him and the many others who were affected. After researching burn injury care across Australia, Julian discovered Australia did not have a national burn care community organisation in existence and indeed that burns are one of the top 3 injuries suffered by Australians every year.
Each year the Trust run The BurnSafe Schools Program is a fun, FREE and interactive burns prevention and first aid program designed to educate primary school students and their families in South Australia about the incidence of burn injury, offer practical prevention strategies and basic first aid knowledge.
Almost every burn injury a young person suffers is preventable and BurnSafe encourages students to be more aware of the incidence of burn injury, its major causes and how they can reduce the risk of suffering a burn injury. All students learn best practice first aid and take home a BurnSafe bag, encouraging students to discuss their learning with their family.
Whilst in hospital, and as outpatients, burn survivors are supported physically and emotionally within the hospital burns service. Once they have completed their treatment, burn survivors often require ongoing support, education and have a need to feel connected with others who have shared similar experiences.
Challenges such as scar management, difficulties with body temperature control and body image are only a small list of what often plays a big role in a burn survivor’s day to day living and will often affect their quality of life and a return to their ‘normal’ life.
Gas Works are proud to support the Burns Trust and with their partners Bosch are aiming to hit the magic $100,000 donation mark this year. In addition to buying a world class hot water service you have the chance to win a Samsung 55cm ULTRA HD LED-LCD SMART TV Retail Value $2199.00.