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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...

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...