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Our “Daddy Amputee Bear”

Wow the amputee community continues to stagger me day in day out and the power of social media to untie and connect us all is phenomenal. I met a new amputee Melanie online and in talking she told me she was being sent an amputee bear made just like herself, well I...

STEEL BONES CHILDREN’S BOOKS FOR AMPUTEE FAMILIES

One of our very exciting projects this year is to launch the STEEL BONES children’s books for amputee families. Through a series of children’s books, we want to tell very normal every day stories, with one major difference – they all feature amputee...

I’ve been an amputee almost 10 years now and encountered many issues as most amputees do which have resulted in many different operations and procedures. I’ve narrowly avoided losing my other leg and losing more of my stump. This is only because I’ve hunted around for...

Team Snowden complete and training hard

On the 30th May a group of determined people will be setting of up Mount Snowdon. The group are raising funds for Steel Bones to enable the continuous support given to individuals and families that have suffered limb loss across the U.K. We asked Paul Clark who is...

SHOES FOR YOU

We were incredibly excited to be in contact with Sports Direct footwear buyers who have heaps of shoe samples left over and would like us to make use of them….. OF COURSE WE SAID YES and we were amazed when they arrived the very next day! There are some big brand...

January 2018 Photo Competition Winner

Hi everyone Great to see so many of you working hard in the gym on your fitness. As some of us are training for our Snowdon climb, February’s competition was based on fitness. This month’s winner was Jordan Greenwood who was working on his legs in the gym in...

Pushing The Boundary

Cambridge Boundary Run has been running for decades, and is a marathon (26.2 miles) and half-marathon (13.1 miles) race that takes participants around the boundaries of Cambridge.   The Boundary Run  The course traverses roads, footpaths and trails, and incorporates...

Cambridge United Launches Amputee Football Club

Cambridge United Community Trust (CUCT) has teamed up with Steel Bones UK to launch their very first weekly Amputee Football Training Session starting on 22nd February 7-8pm at Bottisham Village College in Cambridgeshire. CUCT is the charitable arm of Cambridge United...

Going from Strength to Strength

Cambridgeshire based charity Steel Bones (for civilian amputees) is appealing to all amputees across the east anglia region to join their fast growing Fitness Club. The fitness programme launched on 27th September, takes place every Wednesday from 7pm – 8pm at...

Aspiring Paralympian Shines Brightly

At Steel Bones we are very grateful to a number of friends who have helped us progress thus far.  One of those key people is Londoner, Mark Pattenden who is a shining inspiration and impacts everyone in the best possible way always encouraging others. Click here for a...

Prosthetic Photo Opportunity

I am currently working on research elements for my final exhibition piece for next year and would love some information or to talk to you about Prosthetics and there evolutionary impact on lives. My series of photographic work will contain people who wear prosthetics ...

November’s Monthly Photo Competition Winner

Hi everyone Great to see so many of you taking part in the monthly photo competition. November’s competition was won by Mick Catlin with a lovely photo taken on a walk at Allen Bank, Northumberland.  A huge congratulations to Mick who’s winning photo will be used in a...

Steel Bones Announces Christmas e-Card Winner

After receiving some amazing entries into our 2017 Christmas e-card competition, our young ambassador Jorja has chosen a winner! Out of dozens of entries, budding artist Jesse, aged 8 was selected for his creative use of colour and glitter along with a fantastic...

Coping With Phantom Pain

Sarah Smith: Yeah in the early days it’s about meds to reduce what pain you can. This is good for the brain signals. Find a balance of rest and activity. The iWalk helped me up on my feet 10 days post op mixed with rest and wheelchair find that balance of...

Steel Bones Christmas Party 2017

This is the first Christmas for Steel Bones UK, and we were delighted to host a special party for amputee families and friends. Held on Saturday 2nd December, in Chippenham, Cambridgeshire, the party was a huge success with families coming from as far afield as...

Some Cracking Christmas Card Entries

We have had some fantastic entries to our Christmas e-Card competition. Here are just a small selection of designs by some of our entrants: Jesse aged 8, Jess aged 10 and Maizie aged 5. We think they are all AMAZING and we’re not sure how our Young Ambassador,...

Tips for Holiday Makers with Sara Whitfield

Let me introduce myself, my name is Sara Whitfield, I am a Travel Counsellor and I live in the North East of England, with my husband and 2 children. Travel is a passion for me, having started working in the industry over 20 years ago, it soon became a bug. My quest...