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Julian speaks to SA Power Networks about Positive Change

Julian Burton OAM, Executive Chair and Founder of the Julian Burton Burns Trust was recently invited to speak to the Customer Relations Team at SA Power Networks about Positive Change.

Drawing on his own experience after suffering life threatening burn injuries in the 2002 Bali Bombings, Julian spoke about the impact this catastrophic event had on his life and how he turned a traumatic experience into a positive one.

Inspired by the people who cared and supported him during his recovery, Julian established the Julian Burton Burns Trust in March 2003 to raise funds for burns prevention, care and support in conjunction with A/Prof Dr John Greenwood AM and Sheila Kavanagh OAM.

Julian also spoke about how living by common values such as honesty, respect and authenticity helped him on his journey to recovery and has helped to shape his life.

We would like to thank SA Power Networks for the opportunity to speak and also to thank them for their support over the last two years.

Last year, the SA Power Networks Employee Foundation donated $6,260 to help survivors of the Pinery Bushfires.

It is hard to believe that these bushfires which claimed the lives of 2 and left another 13 with serious burn injuries occurred one year ago - 25th November 2015.

These funds have provided great support to the burn survivors and families affected by these bushfires, of which one still remains at the Royal Adelaide Hospital Burns Unit receiving treatment.

In an emergency call 000
Remove any clothing and jewellery from the affected area to allow effective cooling of the burn.
Cool the burn under cool running water for 20 minutes - this will stop the burning process and also help ease the pain.
Cover the burn with a clean lint free cloth or if it is a large area, cover loosely with cling wrap to lessen the chance of infection.
Seek medical advice if the burn is larger than a 20 cent piece or on the face, hands, feet or groin area.