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Attending the Royal Wedding….

We are absolutely delighted to learn that our Young Ambassador Jorja Furze has been asked by the palace, to be part of the 2,500-strong crowd at Windsor Castle, as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the knot on May 19th. 12 Year old Jorja, who won the Ely Hero Award...

Graham Takes on Phenomenal Dartmoor Challenge

Hello, just a little about myself quickly! My name is Graham Edwards and February of last year ’17 I had a below knee amputation due to being born with club foot (Bilaterial). there was nothing more medically they could do for my feet so the decision was made to...

March Photo Comp Winner

Hello The photo competition for March was chosen by Leigh Joy-Staines who picked pets/animals. The winner was Graham Reeve who’s dog was sat in his usual resting place replacing Graham’s leg. Congratulations to Graham who’s photo will be used in the 2019 calendar. If...

Clinic 9 Steel Bones Club launches

  We are so thrilled that Steel Bones Club @ Clinic 9 has launched.  We had a fantastic turn out for what was a brilliant session with Mark Deer, Regional Manager for OpCare.  Mark and his team ensured we were well catered with teas, coffees, fruit and some...

Steel Bones wins Tesco Newmarket Bags Of Help Tokens

Steel Bones are thrilled to announce they have won the Tesco Bags of Help Tokens Vote which grants them a colossal £4,000 of much needed funds to make their Celebration Day 2018 possible. Steel Bones received overwhelming support from the local community to help them...

Steel Bones Fundraiser Wins Flying Scholarship

Thanks to a post on Steel Bones Facebook page, Paul Clark, an above left knee amputee from Mildenhall, Suffolk has been award a flying scholarship for disabled people. Paul applied for the scholarship last year through the FSDP and at the beginning of March received...

Laura’s Mission for Steel Bones

My name is Laura Cartmill I am 27 years old I have a rare eye condition called Aniridia which means I have no iris in either eye it is a enlarged pupil having Aniridia makes it very difficult in any light I wear tinted glasses to help I also have autism sometimes I...

Tennis opportunity for Amputees

Emma recently met with David Hardman of the Tennis Foundation and Steve of Cambridgeshire Lawn Tennis Association.  It was a great meeting with everyone really keen to create more opportunities for amputees to play tennis whether in a wheelchair or on prosthetics...

BBC News Film Amputee Football Session

At the launch of the Amputee Football Training Session on 22nd February, BBC News showed up to capture some of the training provided by Cambridge United Community Trust (CUCT). CUCT is the charitable arm of Cambridge United Football Club, which aims to use the brand...

Steel Bones UK in the Eastern Daily Press

We’ve been ramping up the publicity on our forthcoming Mount Snowdon Challenge, and we’re thrilled to see so many local papers supporting our news. Below is the most recent article written by Eastern Daily Press (EDP24)…. Steel Bones attempt Snowdon...

Snowdon just under 13 weeks away

With the fantastic Steel Bones Mount Snowdon climb just under 13 weeks away, we caught up with event organiser Paul Clark for a catch up. Paul said “ since our last blog lots of exciting things have happened. We have secured fantastic sponsorship through Pocket Rocket...

February’s photo competition winner

Hello February’s competition was all about love with it being the month of valentines. We had some beautiful photos entered and the winner this month was two amazing children Teddy and Sally. This was a fantastic photo as they used their imagination, to form a heart...

Upper Limb Prosthetics Trial

Hi! Josh and I are final year mechanical engineering students from Imperial College London. We started work on prostheses initially as a university project to build a below elbow device. We soon had come up with a design that was self-adjustable, comfortable, and...

Steel Bones invited to The Last Leg

Leigh and Emma were recently invited to join the audience of the Last Leg and we decided to invite Last Leg adoring fans and fabulous ladies Kelly Jackson and Hannah Moore.  We had a brilliant time check out our trip at Kelly’s brilliant blog and make sure you...

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...