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 Colin Phelps attended the Awards to represent Steel Bones. It was a very special evening, we were treated like VIPs with a delicious dinner.
It was made even more special to witness Paul Clark, whom we nominated for the Johnnie Peacock Award and he was attending as a Finalist with Founder, Leigh Joy-Staines. We were thrilled to see Paul awarded this coveted award for his extraordinary efforts in mobility the Amputee Community to complete the Snowdon Challenge and raise a phenomenal £12,000 for Steel Bones.
Paul said this about the Award:
“It was a great privilege to attend the Living Sports Awards. To see and hear so many stories of achieving people in our area and see them awarded for their achievements was fantastic.
To be nominated and a finalist for the Jonnie Peacock Award was shock. To win the award was so overwhelming, against so many other amazing people.
A big thank you to Steel Bones for nominating me and a massive thank you to my Snowdon team. Without you joining the adventure, your commitment, dedication, strength and support for each other we wouldn’t have achieved one of the proudest moments of our lives. This award isn’t just for me, it’s to everyone for their Snowdon achievement.”
Thank you Living Sport for a wonderful evening and for recognising our work we are doing promoting healthy wellbeing in the amputee community.