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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...

Amputee Support Groups UK and Global

UK Voluntary SUPPORT GROUPS - AIM, Amputation Inspiration and Motivation (North West England) – Jackie Aim Palmer - Cambridge and Norwich Steel Bones Prosthetic Clubs: Leigh Joy-Staines and Colin Phelps - Manchester Amputee Fitness Initiative...

Operation Life with Sarah

Amputees often undergo numerous operations and medical procedures.  These can be cancelled and/or delayed for a whole host of reasons.  Preparing to have any operation is mentally exhausting but heightened when someone has endured the loss of a...

Amputee Family Spotlight with the Verhaest Family

Family spotlight answers.. What’s your name, how old are you?  I’m Jen and I’m 30 years old. Who lives with you and how old are they?  My son Charlie lives with me, he’s 9 and we also have my partner Lee stay Sometimes with his daughter who is also...

Family Support Packs Coming To You Soon

It has been all hands to the deck to get out the new style family packs to those who have requested them. They are winging their way to you over the next few days - we would love to see feedback on them and we would love to see any photos enjoying...

New Team Member Joins Steel Bones

My name is Debbie and I lost my right leg to above the knee on 7th December 2012.  I limped into the hospital to have a routine operation to unblock a vein and came out with a limb missing. I was referred to a psychologist to talk about it but the...

UK wide events

This blog is updated every 3 months. The information below may not be the most accurate so please do check the event hosts own website for most recent information. This is a work in progress.  If you have any events that need adding please email...

Steel Bones Swimmers

On 9th March 6 amazing amputees and their family members participated in the Rotary Club of Milton Keynes’ Swimathon as a small way to thank them for their fantastic collaboration at making our iFly event possible.  Here’s some words from Colin...

Amputee Spotlight with Debbie Homewood

This blog is taken from the Ottobock site which features Debbie’s story but we wanted to feature it as it is such an amazing triumph of determination, perseverance and knowing what’s best for you.  Take a read below and click onto the Ottobock...

Norwich Steel Bones Club March 2019

On Wednesday 6th March the Norwich Steel Bones Club met for their second meeting in attendance with Mark and Steve from OpCare.  The Prosthetists were on specialist training and so it gave the group a good chance to catch up fully with each other and...

Amputee Families Flying High

Steel Bones and amputee organisation, OPUS worked with Milton Keynes Rotary Club, iFly Indoor Skydiving, Xscape and Destination Milton Keynes to provide a once in a lifetime experience for 20 amputee family members.  The flights took place on Friday...

Jo’s Odd Shoes

Hi my names Jo, I’m a married Mum of two grown up boys and for those of you that don't know my story I woke up one day in February 2003 numb down my right hand side. After spending 2 weeks in hospital and having lots of tests done I was sent home...

UPDATE NHS ENGLAND PROSTHETIC REVIEW

NHS prosthetics services in England are organised and paid for by Specialised Commissioning at NHS England, which covers upper and lower limb prosthetic care.  As part of a review into how these services are commissioned, NHS England invited all...

Amputee Family Spotlight with the Smith Family

Family Spotlight questions to the amputee What’s your name, how old are you?  Sarah. 44! Who lives with you and how old are they?  A chocolate lab (12) and a sprocker (7). One daughter (25) whom now lives in Devon. Tell us a little bit about them...