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66 sleeps until CELEBRATION DAY 2022

THE BIG BANG OF ALL CELEBRATION DAYS Our first in 3 years and the Celebration Day Committee are working so hard to MAKE IT EXTRA SPECIAL. We are so excited. This will see 300 people come together to celebrate getting through the toughest of times and just how far each...

STEEL BONES FAMILIES UPDATE MAY 2022

May 2022 Dear Steel Bones Member We hope this finds you well.  We hope the sun is still shining with you. We have some exciting news to share.  We have been successful in securing a multiyear grant from the National Lottery Community Fund. This funding will enable...

PRESS RELEASE: FUNDING SUCCESS FOR AMPUTEE CHARITY

A charity that supports amputees and their families has secured a 3-year funding boost from The National Lottery Community Fund - the largest funder of community activity in the UK. Steel Bones, which was founded by amputee Leigh Joy-Staines and wife Emma, will...

WE ARE RECRUITING

PLEASE SEE INFORMATION ABOUT THE NEW TEAM MEMBER WE ARE RECRUITING FOR WITH THE HELP WITH THE AWESOME RECRUITMENT COMPANY SPIDER Administrator – Home Based - Spider are advertising on behalf of a Suffolk based charity that helps amputee families live life to the full,...

OTHER KEY EVENTS FROM OTHER CHARITIES

There is a whole host of exciting events lined up this Summer with lots of our friends. IT FEELS AMAZING to have all these exciting things planned .  if you know of any other events happening which are not listed here and you think our Steel Bones community will like...

Disability Grants

Some useful grants info from the recent newsletter from Disability Grants.  Our Trustee, Caroline, thought these might be useful to help those that need them get through the tough times we live in. Disability Grants website is: https://www.disability-grants.org/...

TIPS AND POINTERS FOR THOSE ON OIL HEATING

With fuel prices going through the roof, we all need to try to shop around for the best prices. For anybody who uses oil as their source for heat etc. have you joined the oil club? If, like me, you order oil from a regular supplier, please get at least a second quote...

Family Spotlight with Judge Geoff

This month we have chosen to feature Geoff who we often call Judge Ennals or Judge Geoff. He is a fountain of knowledge and with such a wise, astute mind he knows exactly how best to approach any sticky battles  our families are experiencing.  He has helped many Steel...

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...

RESEARCH PROJECT FROM IMPERIAL

Imperial are looking for research participants for children with lower limb loss to help them transform prosthetic options children. The project is being run by a surgeon who is also a researcher in paediatric prostheses at Imperial College London's Department of...

Dates for your diary

Trustees are so excited to start putting dates in the diary again for face to face events.  We wanted to let you know of events we are planning immediately.  Some dates are in the process of being confirmed and we shall update this page as soon as we have the info. ...

Family Spotlight with Izzy

What’s your name, how old are you? My name is Isobel and I’m 14 Who lives with you and how old are they? Tell us a little bit about them what are their favourite colours or hobbies? My mum(42) My dad(45) My brother Josh(11) and my dog Loki(1) Mum and dad like reading...

SWIMMING FOR CAMBRIDGESHIRE & PETERBOROUGH

ARE YOU READY TO DIVE IN? CHECK OUT OUR SWIMMING TASTERS FUND Below is some information on a small fund we have secured from Living Sport to help get Cambridgeshire and Peterborough residents back into swimming.  Please let us know asap, as it is a limited fund, if...

PARALYMPICS TIME

Paralympics GB are taking their most competitive team to a Winter Games, with more athletes looking to achieve personal best performances in more sports than ever before. Channel 4 has announced an all-star disabled presenting team for the Beijing 2022 Paralympic...

133 sleeps till CELEBRATION DAY 2022

THE BIG BANG OF ALL CELEBRATION DAYS Our first in 3 years and the Celebration Day Committee are working so hard to MAKE IT EXTRA SPECIAL. We are so excited. This will see 300 people come together to celebrate getting through the toughest of times and just how far each...

Family Spotlight with Scarlett

My name is Scarlett and I’m 11 years old. I live with my parents, my brother, my dogs and the cat. My favourite hobby is playing wheelchair tennis. Before my amputation I was very sporty but afterwards I found sports were different for me, I couldn’t do my favourite...

School Visit

We recently had the privilege of taking a team to present some assemblies and workshops to the fabulous pupils and staff of Hemingford Grey. The aims of this workshop were to: To support Anti Bullying Week To raise awareness of challenges faced by disabled persons To...