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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...

Lockdown 2021 Tips and Links

MAIN TIPS FOR GETTING THROUGH LOCKDOWN TAKE IT ONE DAY AT A TIME, DO NOT THINK TOO FAR AHEAD KEEP TO A ROUTINE KEEP CONNECTED – even just popping into a zoom for half an hour and hearing and seeing other people’s voices or ringing a friend. Click here for events in...

WELCOME NEW FAMILY MENTORS

We are thrilled to introduce you to our newest Family Mentor Volunteers who will all be a fantastic asset tot he growing team.  Welcome to Debbie, Graham, Kim, Sarah and Steve. Thank you for battling through zoom and you tube links to join us on the Steel Bones...

MISSION CHRISTMAS CHEER IS ON

All at Steel Bones are so excited about Christmas coming soon, not just for the Christmas magic but also for a new year to begin.  We know this can be such a very tough time for so many and it will be very different year for all of us. So we have been working on some...

Keeping Amputee Families moving with Able 2 Be

ABLE 2 BE & STEEL BONES PARTNER UP TO KEEP AMPUTEES MOVING DURING LOCKDOWN 2.0 We are thrilled to announce we have begun a partnership with Norfolk based charity, ABLE2BE who develop services that help improve function for children and adults with a disability....

New’s From Koalaa

Enhancing the lives of children with limb difference ProjectLimitless was created with one clear aim - to provide every child in the world who needs one with a prosthetic arm. In the UK, the project has already helped 40 children, through partnerships with charities...

Carer’s Organisations

On a recent Coffee Catch Up we got onto talking about different local organisations who had helped us. So we thought may be helpful to place a list below of all local and National organisations which can help. NATIONAL Young Carers: Young Carers...

Have you heard of Voiceability?

We were thrilled to welcome James and Christine from VoiceAbility at a recent Coffee Catch UP who gave us a fab introduction to the organisation and the work they do to ensure people with health and social care difficulties have their rights met. VoiceAbility will...

Halloween Competition Winners

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GETTING INVOLVED IN THE STAY AT HOME FUN ! WE ARE SO EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE OUR WINNERS FOR THE HALLOWEEN STAY AT HOME COMPETITION.  Our Family Mentor Volunteers had such a hard job to choose, you made their choices very difficult but in the end...

A CRACKING CHRISTMAS COMPETITION: THE WINNERS

WE CAN NOW REVEAL THE WINNERS OF THE CHRISTMAS CARD COMPETITION The Trustees had a very hard job choosing, SO MANY FANTASTIC DESIGNS !! and eventually voted on 3 designs from Cara, Seb and Sarah WELL DONE GUYS !! You will be receiving a prize each and a goody bag. BUT...

ARE YOU READY FOR HALLOWEEN?

We know Halloween will be very different this year but we would love to party with you online.  Join us on social media on 31st October. Here’s how you can get involved: PUMPKIN CARVING competition – Carve yourselves a pumpkin and email or post your pumpkin photos...

Steel Bones Annual General Meeting on Zoom UPDATED 

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO JOINED US FOR THE AGM ON ZOOM and especially to our special guests for sharing their thoughts and thanks to our amazing volunteers. You can watch the AGM at this link: https://youtu.be/95VZosUbvoA 2020 has been tricky for everyone and Steel...

Exciting Research project with University of Essex

We are very excited to be supporting a brand new Research project with the team at University of Essex.  They have launched a brand new website focusing purely on research for the amputee community.  Please see below information on the first research project and we...

A Message from the Trustees

An update from Trustees   We send our very best wishes to all amputee families in these uncertain times.    Like all charities, we have had to take the hard decision to continue to postpone all face to face activities in line with recent Government guidance.   It is...

Do You Love Knitting?

Do you love Knitting? Or do you know someone who does who needs a Christmas Pressie? We are so excited to announce we will be soon selling STEEL BONES JUMPER KNITTING PATTERNS.  A very good friend of Steel Bones who is a knitting enthusiast put her needles to work to...

Amputee Family Spotlight with the Armishaw Family

What’s your name, how old are you?   My name is Liz Armishaw+ people call me Pinky and I AM 47 years young in my head but feel like 147 in my body. Who lives with you and how old are they? Tell us a little bit about them?  I live with Sean my new husband of about a...