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Our 5th Birthday Fundraiser

We are very excited to be celebrating Steel Bones' 5th Birthday throughout July. We will be holding a BIG PARTY when its safe but for now we have CELEBRATION DAY AT HOME planned 18-19th July. Trustees are also asking for any spare pennies to help us help more amputee...

Celebration Day 2020 at Home!

We are so sad not to see and meet everyone for Celebration Day 2020 as we have got so accustomed too each Summer. We know this is the safest way and it wont be long until we are all reunited. HOWEVER, we just felt weird not kicking Summer off with some sort of...

Gardening Club

We have just launched our first online club - we have kicked off with GARDENING as it was the most popular chosen by everyone. We have emailed everyone who wanted to join, if you haven't received an email and would like to join it please let us know. Our fab...

Did you Know?

DID YOU KNOW? Carers Trust provide support to carers across the UK.  find out what support is available in your local area https://www.facebook.com/groups/395102664031568/permalink/1423599777848513/ Fed up of the horrible, disapproving looks when you park in a blue...

THANK YOU TO OUR AMAZING PROSTHETIC CLINIC TEAMS

As the amputee rehab clinics begin the gradual reopening phase we want to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU TO ALL PROSTHETISTS AND TECHNICIANS for the role they are playing to keep our country running and keep their patients safe. We are all cheering for you as you help us all...

TRIAL FOR TRANSHUMERAL AMPUTEES

UNIVERSITY TRIAL INFORMATION "We are recruiting Upper-Limb amputees in UK wide to take part in a paid study on improving control and affordability of electric prosthesis. The activities will last for approximately 45mins and will involve the participants to make hand...

Wellbeing Sessions with Linda Barbour

We know maintaining our mental wellbeing is absolutely crucial during these uncertain times.  We have been hosting a wellbeing hour with our Wellbeing Guru, Linda Barbour of Calm for Change.  Here are the recorded sessions, which all participants have agreed to...

REMEMBERING MEMBERS

We know there are so many families grieving for lost ones, some we knew well and saw at our events all at Steel Bones want to send deepest condolences to families enduring grief at this unprecedented time.  We will be holding a minute's silence as a mark of respect at...

ONLINE EVENTS

We are loving meeting our members online during the UK social distancing/lockdown measures are in place. Every Thursday: Coffee Morning online 11am click here to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/414141306 Every Friday: Family Fun Quiz 6pm click this link to join:...

AMPUTEE RESIDENTIAL REHAB UNITS

We are building a list of Amputee Only Rehab Units across UK.  Please let us know if you have details of any others which may be useful to other families.  Post the info below or email hello@steelbone.co.uk LONDON Athlone House Rehabilitation Unit 7a Woodfield Road...

Amputee Family Spotlight with Wendy Bearton

What’s your name, how old are you?  My name is Wendy and I am 57 years young. Who lives with you and how old are they?   I'm happily divorced and I live with my gorgeous 2 and a half year old 'double doodle' called Eddie. Tell us a little bit about them what are their...

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...

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,...