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Frequently Asked Questions
- Why was the Limbless Association formed?
- What does the Limbless Association do?
- Who founded the Association?
- When was the Limbless Association founded?
- Who is on the Board of Trustees?
- What is the Limbless Association’s Mission Statement?
- How many Members does the Limbless Association have?
- How many members of staff does the Limbless Association have?
- How many Volunteers does the Limbless Association have?
- How is the Limbless Association funded?
- Is it a national or international charity?
- Do Trustees get paid?
Why was the Limbless Association formed?
The First World War necessitated the formation of the British Limbless Ex-Servicemen’s Association (BLESMA). It was years later that, building on BLESMA’s valuable experience and know-how, the civilian Limbless Association was formed. Clearly there was an important need to look after the interests of civilians of all ages with limb-loss, whether as a result of congenital deficiency or amputation due to disease or trauma. From these modest beginnings the Limbless Association has become an increasingly active and well-regarded association, providing a valuable resource for amputees, healthcare professionals, carers and family & friends alike.
What does the Limbless Association do?
The Limbless Association provides information and support to the limb-loss community. We aim to support people of all ages and backgrounds through a variety of existing programmes and services.
We offer support to individuals of any age, whether they are about to have an amputation or are already living with congenital or acquired limb-loss and we offer assistance and information to carers, family members and friends if they require it. We support both the civilian and military population and work closely with other UK Charities to provide the best overall service for each individual.
We provide a national association of friends and contemporaries through the Limbless Association membership system and provide a single, unified voice for the UK limb-loss community, creating a national union and alliance for UK prosthetic patients.
Do Trustees get paid?
Trustees do not get paid for the work that they do, but they are allowed to claim for any out of pocket payments in order to carry out there duties, for example:
- travel to and from meetings whilst on trustee/charity business
- overnight accommodation whilst on trustee/charity business
- postage, telephone calls and broadband time for charity/trustee work
- any other reasonable costs whilst on charity/trustee business
For more information please view the Charity Commission website.