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Lockdown Kindness

The team are in full swing helping amputee families with food, care packages, home schooling equipment, letter writing / phoning / emailing / zooming, accessing local Covid funding for gas/electric, white goods, sourcing disability equipment, providing benefits...

Amputee Family Spotlight with Stuart Underwood

What’s your name, how old are you? Stuart David Underwood although my middle name should have been Dafydd. Dad drove to the British Consulate in Cologne but forgot to ask my mum how to spell it. Who lives with you and how old are they?  I’m 53 and on my own, no one...

ONLINE EVENTS

PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL BE NO ONLINE EVENTS FROM 25TH TO 29TH MAY We are taking a break from our online schedule just for next week to get your feedback and have a good think about how we can make it better for you! We know many of you will be shielding for some time...

Mental Health Awareness Week

We love celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week.  It is ok not to be ok and we are passionate about removing the stigma associated with maintaining mental wellbeing. Life is always full of so many pressures, lockdown or not, nothing changes and we want to share some...

Help Us Create a Virtual Hug for Amputee Families

Hi everyone! We are making a group video to cheer us all on like a virtual hug to amputee families and need your help. Please add your own video wishes below (it's quick & easy) and you'll be part of a lockdown memory. Thank you!...

ANNOUNCEMENT FROM TRUSTEES

Unfortunately after careful consideration, the Board of Trustees have decided to postpone our 2020 Celebration Day and subsequent events through till end of September.  This is not a decision Trustees have come to lightly, but feel it is the right decision for the...

Amputee Family Spotlight with Parsons Family

What’s your name, how old are you?  My name is Tracey Parsons, my friends call me T and I am 42 years old. Who lives with you and how old are they? Tell us a little bit about them what are their favourite colours or hobbies?  Currently I am living with my husband Jim,...

Schedule of Live Entertainment for Kids

L I V E   V I D E O S (Let us know your favourites or if you spot any others that look good - particularly any local businesses!) MONDAY: 9:00 PE with Joe Wicks https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ 9:00 Virtual Fitness...

Amputee Family Spotlight with Sarah Woods

What’s your name, how old are you? My name is Sarah Woods and I am 44 years old. Who lives with you and how old are they? Tell us a little bit about them what are their favourite hobbies? I live with my boyfriend Rex, we have lived together for 7 years in May. Rex...

THANK YOU TO OUR KEY WORKERS

We are loving joining in on the Clap For Carers every Thursday 8pm.  Many amputees, amputee family members are working on the frontline including one of our Trustees. Thank you will never be enough to cover it but we shall never ever forget what these people have done...

A message to all Amputee Families

Hopefully you have all received our check in message but in case we missed anyone: Hey 😊we just wanted to check in with everyone and say we are thinking of you all during these difficult times. It's v much business as usual at Steel Bones with us supporting...

UPDATE FROM CLINIC 9 AMIDST COVID

Those with appointments will already know but to make all aware here is a recent update from Alex, Manager of Clinic 9 Addenbrookes... As you can imagine we are going through HUGE changes here at the prosthetics department. We are in an ever changing situation, which...

Cake sale raises £1000+ for Brandon Amputee Fitness Club

In January, local Charity Steel Bones were approached by a fab group of ladies who are all trained by Coach Lee our Brandon Amputee Fitness Club Instructor. They had seen how much the Abbeycroft Brandon instructor, Lee loves training our club attendees and also heard...

Amputee Family Spotlight with the Franks Family

What’s your name, how old are you?   My names Rob, I'm 41 years old from Poole, Dorset. Who lives with you and how old are they?   I'm married with 2 children, my wife Carla is 37, son Ollie is 14 and youngest son Harry is 9, we also have 2 dogs ozzie and lexi and 2...

WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST VOLUNTEERS

Over the past few weeks we have been busy training our latest volunteer recruits. We hosted an induction evening for new events and fundraising volunteers which we had a fantastic turnout for.  Thank you so much to you all for joining us, there was a lot of stuff to...