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HAPPY HAPPY NEWS

Happy news We are doing the happy dance right now as we love hearing from amputees we have helped and how their progress is going. We have many amazing stories of incredibly courageous, determined amp families who have overcome such tricky situations. Sue wanted us to...

Amputee Family Spotlight with the Haynes Family

Family Spotlight questions to the amputee What’s your name, how old are you?  Kiera - 8 years old Tell us a little bit about them what are their favourite colours or hobbies?   My favourite colour is orange and I love doing horse riding and playing football Who lives...

Exciting Club Launch for Norwich

On 5th December we launched the Steel Bones OpCare Club in Norwich. Mark Deer, Operations Manager of the East for OpCare hosted our group brilliantly as ever. We had a great turnout from families using the Norwich Prosthetic Centre. Attendees were able to talk...

 Jingle all the way

Steel Bones families came together on Saturday 1st December in Newmarket to celebrate Christmas together. We all had such a Ball of Festive Fun. Steel Bones treated all the families to a Disco from Partytime Roadshow, crafts with Stampin Up Jo, Facepainting with Face...

Living Sport Awards 2018

Steel Bones were honoured to be chosen as a Finalist for the Matthew Warne Impact Award 2018 at Living Sport Awards. This was to recognise the progress made at our weekly fitness club and our weekly amputee football sessions with Cambridge United. Emma Joy-Staines and...

Steel Bones Meets HRH Prince of Wales

We were honoured to be invited to join HRH, Prince of Wales for the 40th Birthday Party of The Stained Glass Museum. It was a very special event with many local Dignitaries and Charities attending. We were most delighted to share the experience with Naomi Sherwood of...

Steel Bones AGM 2018

We held our first ever AGM on Wednesday 28th November. The Minutes of which can be read here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/150kjieMDILbqWF9tW4vQokafhjAO6BzDj2T8ip5sxt0 We had a number of community members join us, which was brilliant. We enjoyed recounting...

Carer’s Corner

The text below is taken from a blog on Family Carers Net, which is a brand new fantastic online community for Carers we encourage all the amazing family and friends Carers of amputees to get signed up. They would love to hear from more Carers - it can just be a short...

Cold Weather Tips and Advice

As we prepare to get very festive at our Steel Bones Christmas Party we thought you might appreciate some pointers on managing the cold weather. If you have any of your own please comment below we love to hear from you 🙂 Below advice taken...

SURVEY RESULTS BLOG

THANK YOU !!! So in August this year we asked you what you thought about STEEL BONES. We were bowled over by the response. Here’s a debrief of the results. 90% of you loved the events we put on 90% of you want more events - GREAT NEWS WE HAVE LOTS MORE PLANNED !! But...

NEW TRUSTEE FOR STEEL BONES

Trustees of Steel Bones are THRILLED to welcome Colin Phelps as our latest recruit. Colin will play a vital role in moving Steel Bones forward through significant growth. Colin has been an amputee all his life, he has faced many tough battles head on and overcome them...

Breakthrough for Steel Bones Family

We had a major breakthrough for a Steel Bones family we have been working with the last few months.  They reached crisis point a few weeks ago and it became impossible to get their daughter to school.  Their school had been battling for over a year to get school...

Amputee Family Spotlight on The Barringer Family

Family Spotlight questions to the amputee What’s your name, how old are you?   Poppymay barringer age 28 Who lives with you and how old are they? Tell us a little bit about them what are their favourite colours or hobbies?   Aaron barringer age 28. His favourite...

Amputee Family Spotlight on The Wiseman Family

Family Spotlight questions to the amputee...   What’s your name, how old are you? David Wiseman, 41 Who lives with you and how old are they? Tell us a little bit about them what are their favourite colours or hobbies? My wife, Steph, and my 3 daughters Daisy (8),...

Vinyl wraps for Prosthetics

We have spoken with Cara at Nanotech who are AMAZING and she says anyone keen to take up their offer of a free vinyl for their prosthetic please email Cara on Contact@nanotechpristine.co.uk or phone 01473 527447   The below information in this blog was taken from an...

Family BOWLING Bonanza

Amputee family members from Bury St Edmunds and surrounding areas met at Bury Bowl on 25th October 2018.   We had a fantastic catching up with new and familiar faces.  The competition was on as there were 2 trophies up for grabs the Adult and Junior Championship...

Alex Brooker Wishes Steel Bones well

We were so thrilled to be invited to join Reach, the charity for children with a upper limb difference, at their 40th Birthday Family Weekend. The main event was on Saturday which consisted of all the children going into all sorts of clubs and activities including...

Beyond the Clinic Room

We were invited to Join Pace Rehab at their annual conference once again not he fabulous location of the Wellcome Collection amputee specialists, professionals, amputees and prosthetists all joined together to look at how the industry has moved forward.   This was our...