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PARALYMPICS ARE HERE

DID YOU ENJOY THE OLYMPICS? WELL THAT WAS JUST THE WARM UP AS OUR AMBASSADOR, ALICE MASON WOULD SAY - CHECK OUT THE FABULOUS CHANNEL FOUR TRAILER FOR PARALYMPICS 2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjIP9EFbcWY SENDING VERY VERY BEST WISHES TO ALL OUR AMAZING...

RESEARCH PROJECTS NEED YOU

We often get sent Research projects which will help inform the whole community.  The Amputee Community needs more research, the more research the better powers that be and NHS providers know exactly what amputees need. Your time and efforts spent completing these are...

HOSPITAL PARKING

SOME EXCITING NEWS FOR BLUE BADGE HOLDERS AND HOSPITAL PARKING - please see the car parking charges removed for blue badge holders at this document: NHS car parking guidance 2021 for NHS trusts and NHS foundation trusts - https://buff.ly/35qbl4y. Trusts were required...

Do you love going to theme parks?

We have been hearing about a few incidences where amputees have been refused the opportunity to ride rollercoasters, quite often this is for insurance purposes.  However, we are keen to find out more and look at some of the questionable signage.  Before we got to the...

CELEBRATION DAY 2021

WOW THANK YOU SO MUCH TO EVERYONE WHO JOINED US for Celebration Day 2021.  We ZOOMED like we have never ZOOMED BEFORE 🙂 THANK YOU to: Para Tri Athlete, Hannah Moore for giving our very special announcements @AcroIrisCambridgeSambaBand for the best intro All our...

Wendy’s Top Tips on Benefit Applications

We know benefit applications can be such a complicated, drawn out and degrading experience.  We have an amazing Volunteer called Wendy who has volunteered previously with Citizens Advice Bureau, she is an Amputee herself and has done marvellous work in helping...

5 SLEEPS TO GO UNTIL CELEBRATION TIME

Hey Steel Bones Families Welcome to the Steel Bones Community.  You will be receiving your free support pack and your Celebration Day pack this week. We would love to say a MASSIVE MASSIVE THANK YOU to all the Steel Bones Champions who packed 700 packs to be mailed...

POETRY COMPETITION

We know there are many budding poets in the Steel Bones Community, so we are THRILLED to launch our 2021 Poetry Competition. We ask anyone who loves writing or words, to enter a poem into our competition.  The theme of which is CELEBRATION, CONNECTION &...

Alice on the Levitate

We were thrilled to meet the Levitate Team and work with them to provide a Levitate Blade to our Ambassdor Alice Mason to trial out the awesome Levitate Blade.  Here's what Alice made of it: Levitate is on its way: totally buzzing to be getting a running Blade as the...

Celebration Day 2021 Update

Everyone at Steel Bones is very excited about making final arrangements for Celebration Day 2021.  Unfortunately, Trustees have had to make the difficult decision to host it online for the second year running.  Trustees always put the health and wellbeing of the...

ONLINE EVENTS

We are loving meeting our members online whilst we all social distance.  We may be unable to meet together but we can still be unite online. YOU ARE NOT ALONE.  Please join us for any of the events below which are designed to help you and your family during these...

EVENTS FROM OTHER CHARITIES

Is anybody feeling up for a challenge? Our friends at Living Sport have kindly offered us some fundraising spaces for anyone keen for a challenge and might enjoy raising funds for Steel Bones. At Home Superheroes and Sidekicks wanted! Grab your cape and stay super...

Please be aware of scams

BE AWARE  We have had a number of scams reported to us  recently and we know the banks are saying there is significant rise in scam activity. Here’s some information from Met Police Website to help protect yourself and do always report through Action Fraud...

Celebrating Limb Loss Limb Difference Awareness Month

Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month #LLLDAM Join us this April to celebrate Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month. We will be focussing on seeing the ability and not the disability of our community members.       Our objective for this...

Family Spotlight with the Wright Family

My name is Joseph Wright I'm 23 years old and I became an amputee in Sept 2020. I am RBK . I love anything to do with sports and before my operation I was just qualified personal trainer  . I live with my mother and younger brother and my brother Mark is into gaming...

FAMILY SPOTLIGHT WITH THE MEECHAN FAMILY

Hi I am Rosemary Meechan. I live in Norfolk with my husband Don who is now semi-retired following a long military career in the Royal Air Force. My daughter Linda and my grandson Rupert live close by and spend a lot of time with me to support and care for me with all...

SPACE MEETS STEEL BONES

WE ARE SO EXCITED TO BE ABLE TO BRING A VERY SPECIAL EVENT (NEXT THURSDAY 25TH FEB 11AM) TO YOU. THE NATIONAL SPACE CENTRE WILL JOIN OUR WEEKLY COFFEE CATCH UP ZOOM for a session on everything space. 11AM - 11.30AM 25th February 2021: The session is a talk about life...

YOUR OPINIONS NEEDED PLEASE

So folks we are so THRILLED to let you know about 2 surveys happening. One is by Steel Bones Member and final year University Student, Helena Stone who is conducting a much needed study into Inclusive education.  Please read below and complete the questions.  Here's a...