Becoming an amputee is life-changing, affecting a person’s mental as well as physical wellbeing. The Limbless Association (LA) is a national charity, providing free information, advice and support to amputees across the UK, both pre- and post -amputation.
On Giving Tuesday – and any other day of the year – you can help the LA to be there for everyone who needs our support by giving a donation, giving your time as a volunteer or giving your voice to raise awareness of our work.
Giving a donation
We are very grateful for every donation we receive. Please show your support for the LA by texting 4FORLA to 70480 to give £4 so we can continue to support life beyond limb loss.
If you want to give more, please visit our Support the LA page. A donation of just £12 will fund our freephone helpline for one hour so vulnerable amputees and their families can get the one-to-one support that they need. £25 will fund one of our friendly Support and Connect online chat groups where amputees from across the UK meet to share ideas, make new friends and support each other.
Giving your time
Limb loss affects people in different ways and sometimes the best support is from someone who has been there too – amputees supporting amputees. If you are an experienced amputee, please visit our website to find out how you can give your time to provide one-to-one peer support to other amputees as an LA Volunteer Visitor.
You can also give your time as a fundraiser for the LA. You could stay silent for a few hours, bake lots of cakes and sell them to friends and family, take a walk with dogs and friends, cut your hair or shave off your beard. Please ask your family, friends, work colleagues or even customers to sponsor you to raise funds for the LA. Set up an online fundraising page – and you can also use our new sponsor form which is here.
Giving your voice
By raising awareness of the work of the LA, you can help us to reach more amputees who need our help. You can also encourage more people to support us. Please tell your friends and family about our work and share our messages on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Thank you for your support. Together, we can ensure that no amputee need cope alone now and in the future.