Steel Bones are launching Fitness, Wellbeing and Advice hubs for amputees in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough funded by the Evelyn Trust. These are crucial clubs to support local amputees and their families.

This exciting project will enable local amputees to attend nearby sessions with each other. A key factor in providing encouragement and support to realise their potential and future goals.

The past couple of years have been extremely tough for everyone and so Steel Bones is so thrilled to be able to support the local amputee community in this way only possible with a grant from The Evelyn Trust.

The project launches next Tuesday with its first meet up on 21st February 11am-1pm at Scotsdales, Cambridge.  This is free to all event.  The coffee and cakes are funded by local grants Steel Bones has secured.  Thank you to the funders who make this possible and to the fantastic team organising these brilliant opportunities to bring more amputee families together.

This is a group for amputees led by amputee families who really get what other amputee families are going through.

An immediate and positive difference will be made by this project enabling the amputees and families to connect with local activities and other families.

Each weekly 1:1 fitness session will be run by a specialist, experienced fitness trainer who has worked with disabled clients. Each person will be able to attend the sessions in a bespoke way which suits their requirements.  A monthly wellbeing session will be held online with a qualified counsellor and wellbeing coach who will create a plan to suit the group.

Steel Bones are very excited about instigating this well needed project over the next 12 months which will enable 125 amputees and their families to access group activities not currently available in the areas.  Support packs will be distributed to new amputee families, 12 wellbeing sessions and 90 fitness club sessions will be organised.

Emma and Leigh Joy-Staines, the Charity’s Founders are passionate about creating opportunities which enable all amputees to unite and motivate one another to achieve their goals and live the best life.  They said the following “We are so thrilled we can support local amputees in this way, it is vital we create as many opportunities as possible to unite the community again.”

Rebecca Wood, Charity Director of The Evelyn Trust said, “We improve health by funding outstanding Cambridgeshire projects – in the lab, clinic and community. Steel Bones give important support to amputees and their families, helping to improve their health and wellbeing, and we were pleased to be able to fund this project.”

To book a place at one of the Meet Ups email or call 01223 734 000. Alternatively the Steel Bones facebook page can be found hereSteel Bones are indebted to the Evelyn Trust for their generous funding.


Steel Bones is a registered charity working to connect the amputee community and inspire and support both amputees and their families through providing latest news, signposting to useful services and recommendations on therapists, personal trainers and potential career opportunities. STEEL BONES charity operates on a completely voluntary basis, working to connect the amputee community, create friendships and provide an extensive, proactive support network.

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