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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...

My Story by Claire Blackburn

Hello all… I am a mum of four, they are all amazing. I have one step son, another two boys and then a little girl. I work full time supporting families and children.  I love my job and have been doing it for 10 years.  I have a brilliant collegues, friends and...

Steel Bones Festive Treats

We are really excited to announce a special festive gift set available to all Steel Bones families in Association with our wonderful supporters at Personalised Printing and Gifts you can now purchase a special Steel Bones mug set including coaster, personalised ribbon...

A CRACKING CHRISTMAS COMPETITION

STEEL BONES charity supporting amputees, has launched a Children’s Christmas e-Card Competition! This competition is open to all budding artists under the age of 12 and the winning design will become the official Christmas e-card for STEEL BONES 2017. The lucky winner...

Steel Bones Photo Competition

Thank you all for your fantastic competition entries last month! There were some great photos and it was a very close call at the end – so well done everyone! This month’s competition – as we are in the most colourful season of the year, this months...

Come and Jingle with Steel Bones

Steel Bones are excited to be hosting a Christmas Party for amputee families to come together and celebrate this special time of year. The event will be held on Saturday 2nd December from 2-5pm at Chippenham Village Hall, High street, Chippenham CB7 5PN. The event...

Every Little Blue Token Counts

We are overwhelmed by the response from all of our amazing supporters, posting your Tesco Blue Tokens into our STEEL BONES Voting Box. THANK YOU! Due to this positive response we thought it might be fun to run a competition for the most creative pose  / selfie whilst...

WE NEED YOU!!

As you may be aware, we have recently launched our LIMITLESS GAMES school programme with huge success! Limitless Games is a fantastic all inclusive event, working with school children to help them understand all about prosthetics, and learn about what they do and how...

My story by Paul Clark

After surgery in November 2014 I picked up a nasty bone infection which after a long battle to combat without success I had to have my left leg amputated above the knee at the end of May 2016. This was life changing for myself and my family especially for my career. I...

Steel Bones Fundraising Triumph

Steel Bones was the benefactor of two charity events that were held on the weekend of 28th and 29th October. These two events raised a staggering £1331.05 for Steel Bones to continue their work of raising awareness and friendships for the amputee community. Leigh Joy...