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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

Styling Workshop with John Lewis & Partners in Cambridge: 30th September 2019 10am -2pm Register here (Just 6 spaces available but if popular we can book in regular future events) Family Bingo Night: 4th October 2019 in Bury St Edmunds Book Here...

Have you ever volunteered?

Steel 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...

HAVE YOU BOOKED FOR CELEBRATION DAY 2019?

The team are working hard behind the scenes to put final touches in place for CELEBRATION DAY 2019.  IT IS LOOKING FABULOUS ! We have just 50 places left for this event.  This event is FREE for all amputee families to attend and we have travel grants available to...

Do you know about our school workshops?

Steel Bones recently visited Coltishall Primary School to work with KS1 and KS2 pupils to help them understand the challenges faced by amputees and learn more about inclusivity. Leigh Joy-Staines, Founder of Steel Bones said “We are passionate about...

The Cranfield Trust workshops

WOOP WOOP we just finished the final workshop with The Cranfield Trust. The Cranfield Trust is a national charity taking practical action to support the development of successful voluntary sector organisations. For 30 years, they have been...

Amputee Family Spotlight with the Chambers Family

What’s your name, how old are you?  My name is Lexi Alyx Chambers and i am 41 years old (young!) Who lives with you and how old are they? Tell us a little bit about them what are their favourite colours or hobbies?  I live with my wife Shannon, who...

Have you met our amazing volunteers?

    Colin  Colin found Steel Bones about 18 months ago and hasn't looked back since!! He has a lovely wife and daughter who support him in everything and Sharon always attends events too! He gradually got to know what Steel Bones was about,...

9 WEEKS TO GO UNTIL CELEBRATION DAY 2019

CELEBRATION DAY on 21st July 2019 12-6pm at The Beeches, Isleham, Cambridgeshire To attend you must book in at www.bookwhen.com/steelbones 12pm: Welcome, Samba Band (12-1pm) 12-5pm: Inclusive Sports, Holistic Treatments, Hair Braiding, Inflatables, Face Painting,...

Suffolk Apprentice stuns Steel Bones

Steel Bones are thrilled to be one of the charities chosen by the new initiative, The Suffolk Apprentice, which is hoping to give a great start to someone in the county who has a great business idea. Each Apprentice works in teams to complete a series of tasks - such...

Steel Bones launches new Schools Programme

On 30th April 2019 Steel Bones visited Coltishall Primary School to work with KS1 and KS2 pupils to help them understand the challenges faced by amputees and learn more about inclusivity. The workshops will be run by a group of volunteers led by...

Parking at Addenbrookes Hospital

Here is an update on our progress with addressing parking issues on a Addenbrookes. My local MP, Lucy Frazer, who has been fantastic to us since we moved to our current home, is currently addressing the issues alongside Cambridge MP, Daniel Zeichner. As you know Mark...