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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...

Fitness Club Partnership with Abbeycroft Leisure

The fitness programme launched in June, takes place every Wednesday from 7.30 - 8.30pm at Abbeycroft Leisure's Brandon Leisure Centre. Every week the club addresses healthy lifestyle essentials plus a fitness programme appropriate for each participant.  Trainer Lee...

Steel Bones does Eggheads

In Spring 2018 The Eggheads production team invited Steel Bones to put together a team for the quiz show.  Not being a natural quizzer myself, we were daunted by this prospect but extremely excited all at once ! We made contact through our friends at...

Paul’s Diary of the Sport Freund Cup

Last weekend I headed out to Braunschweig in Germany with Peterborough United Amputees to play in the #sportfreundcup in my first experience of amputee football abroad. After arriving safely Friday at our base camp for the weekend we headed into town...

Bespak Sponsors Steel Bones

News form our wonderful Sponsors, Bespak ....... This year Consort Medical – Bespak Drug Delivery Devices have two Charities of the Year. Back in October, we began the selection process for a new Charity of the Year, interested charities submitted...

Have you heard of the National Citizenship Scheme?

Steel Bones were thrilled to be invited to join the National Citizenship Scheme in their Social Action project presentations. We had a team of volunteers who delivered 5 workshops in total across the region from Newmarket to Peterborough.  The team...

BUZZING ON CELEBRATION DAY VIBES

WOW WOW WOW WOW we were absolutely bowled over by all the amputee families who joined us for Celebration Day 2019 on 21st July. WE ARE ALL STILL BUZZING ON CELEBRATION DAY VIBES The day opened with the incredible Acro Iris Samba Band who kicked the...

Steel Bones Fitness Club goes from Strength to Strength

Steel Bones are thrilled to announce its partnership with Abbeycroft Leisure.  The fitness programme launched in June, takes place every Wednesday from 7.30 - 8.30pm at Abbeycroft Brandon Every week the club addresses healthy lifestyle essentials...

UPCOMING EVENTS

Family Bingo Night: 4th October 2019 in Bury St Edmunds Book Here Adventures with Steel Bones Book Launch: 10am - 12noon 24th October at Milton Road Library, Cambridge email hello@steelbone.co.uk to book Family Bowling Event: 24th October 1-4pm...

Have you ever volunteered?

0Steel Bones is passionate about empowering our community to support and motivate one another.  We know the only people who truly get what amputee families face are other amputee families.  Hence, we are looking to recruit more volunteers to help us help as many...

Amputee Family Spotlight with the Campion Family

What’s your name, how old are you?  Danny Campion,  37years old.  Who lives with you and how old are they? Tell us a little bit about them what are their favourite colours or hobbies?  Cosworth the Cat,  12yo,   Sleeping, eating, getting in bags and...