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Welcome to our Newest Trustees

Steel Bones was very excited to welcome 3 new Trustees to our Board in January.  Adam, Caroline and Mark bring a wealth of expertise, knowledge and passion to implement Steel Bones' new funding strategy and business plan.  .  You can find out more about them here .......

Laureate Academy welcomes Steel Bones

At the end of January, Steel Bones spent the day with a truly remarkable school community who has pulled together in tough times ! We loved the fact they said hello in Welsh, particularly apt in Brexit week👍 Our awesome team loved it, the pupils were...

UPCOMING EVENTS

          All of our events are free to all amputee family members            Bury St Edmunds Coffee Catch Up: 29th April 11am - 1pm at Hennessey's, Bury St Edmunds Kings Lynn Coffee Catch Up: 5th May 12-2pm at Dobbie's, Kings Lynn                  ...

Cambridge Fitness Club Launches

We are very excited to be launching our amputee fitness club in Cambridge working in partnership with Abbeycroft Lesuire. This project is only possible with Cambridge Community Foundation's support. A weekly fitness club with expert, friendly, welcoming trainers and a...

OHMI

OHMI Virtually all standard musical instruments require ten highly dextrous fingers so music-making becomes an even greater challenge than usual if you are an amputee.  This is where the OHMI Trust comes in. OHMI (pronounced Oh Me) is a charity working to remove the...

Opus and Steel Bones Collaboration

Steel Bones love working with voluntary groups.  Volunteers are the lifeblood to the amputee community.  OPUS are a special organisation run by 2 phenomenal amputees, Sandra and jane,  They work tirelessly with the Hospital team at Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital,...

BOOK LAUNCH SUCCESS FOR LOCAL AMPUTEE CHARITY

A local charity that supports amputees and their families has launched a children’s book which aims to educate young people on disability. The book – A Day Out with Speedy – is the first in a series created by Steel Bones, which explores real life scenarios in a...

How do I reduce anxiety?

Some fab advice from our friends at the Positivity Blog ….. If you’re anything like me then you've been there many times. You’re sitting in a waiting room. Or just waiting somewhere. Soon it will begin. Your leg is starting to shake nervously. Your hands are starting...

Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Lanyard

This scheme is an initiative designed to act as a discreet sign that somebody has a hidden disability and requires additional assistance while out in public. It is being successfully introduced to several major UK airports, supermarkets, railway stations and sports...

My Sepsis Story by Kim Smith

I was suffering with back pain on my left side, I started to think it was a urine or kidney infection, so went to the local hospital thinking this would be better as I hoped they would speak more English, as I was in Spain at the time they did an X-ray and said...

Steel Bones AGM

On a cold and wet evening in November, Steel Bones Trustees and their guests gathered for the charity’s 2nd Formal AGM. The event was held at the prestigious Jockey Club venue in Newmarket which was a wonderful setting and their fantastic team gave expert hospitality....

Bowling Event 2019

This year we moved across to Cambridge Tenpin where everyone enjoyed 2 games of bowling and a bite to eat. It was a fun filled afternoon with some high scoring from the children which was fantastic to see. Everyone enjoyed the afternoon and well done to the trophy...

LOTTERY FUNDING SUCCESS

HOT OFF THE PRESS FUNDING SUCCESS FOR LOCAL AMPUTEE CHARITY A local charity that supports amputees and their families has secured a funding boost from the National Lottery Community Fund. Steel Bones, which was founded by amputee Leigh Joy-Staines...

Disability Pride Norwich

Disability Pride brings together families living with a disability. There were hand massages, people dancing, a xylophone for children to play with. There was also a display from the Norfolk Knights who play wheelchair Rugby. Our Volunteer, Debbie...

VIP Style Makeover Day

On Monday 30th September, a group of amputees and amputees’ wives were treated to a VIP styling makeover with John Lewis & Partners at their Star Studio in Cambridge. It was a fantastic day. The team were so kind, patient and experts in their...

Kind Donation of Iphones

We were so so thrilled to have such a wonderful donation of iphones from an anonymous donor.. These are invaluable to our volunteers and team to enable them to have a special designated Steel Bones phone so they avoid using their personal phones...