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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...

Is Inaccessible Housing Impacting your Family?

There has been a shortage of accessible social housing for years.  As we see more younger people ensuring amputations due to more skilful surgery and the rise of diabetes and sepsis, there are not enough homes to go around.  We are also aware there is a huge delay on...

BACK TO SCHOOL

We are sending big good luck wishes too all returning to school this week – to the children and parents.  We have loved seeing some fab photos and don’t forget to send yours in – let us know how it went. We know you will shine like stars and have so much fun with your...

Amputee Family Spotlight with Kate Elliott

Hi I’m Kate Elliott.  I’m a right above knee amputee with two teenage children ( both adopted) and a partner.  We’re both Head teachers so life is busy and frequently challenging! Lockdown has given us our share of new challenges, but I feel able to cope with most...

Steel Bones Celebrates 5 Years

October 2016 Here’s the first ever Celebration Day which simply would not have been possible without RAF Mildenhall US Air Force and British American Society . We even had a 4 Star General visit, secret service too and a helicopter took off just like in the movies it...

Amputee Family Spotlight with Helena Stone

What’s your name, how old are you?   My name is Helena and I am 23. Who lives with you and how old are they?   Tell us a little bit about them what are their hobbies?  I live with my parents and my younger brother who is 16. We are all Arsenal fans and live not far...

Lockdown Kindness

The team are in full swing helping amputee families with food, care packages, home schooling equipment, letter writing / phoning / emailing / zooming, accessing local Covid funding for gas/electric, white goods, sourcing...