Crispin’s Story: If I can do it, they can.

June 20, 2022Blog, Volunteer Visitor
Find out More Crispin was 18 when he lost his hand in a factory accident. He didn’t know any other amputees and it was only in 2021 while training to become a Volunteer Visitor that he spoke to another amputee for the first time… I adapted “I lost my left hand in 1989 in a [...]

Alvin’s Story: Tapping into life experience is raw knowledge

June 7, 2022Blog, Volunteer Visitor
Find out More Alvin was in his late twenties when a motorcycle accident led to significant injury and 5 years of pain. Here, he shares his story about making the difficult decision to have elective surgery and become an amputee, and how the Volunteer Visitor role has inspired him to support others… ‘Before my accident, [...]

The Limbless Association Supports Patrick’s Recovery

May 16, 2022Blog
Find out More When Patrick Kelly had a double-amputation, it was a life-changing experience, but support from the Limbless Association has helped him get his life back on track.   Patrick is a retired electrical engineer and lives in Corby with his wife Evelyn. After years of discomfort and pain from an old injury to [...]

Bedtime story inspires Evie’s sponsored walk for the Limbless Association

March 4, 2022Fundraising
Find out More When Evie Annetts’ parents sat down to read her a bedtime story, they didn’t know it would be the beginning of a 22-mile fundraising challenge, raising nearly £1,500 for amputees across the UK. Kind-hearted Evie, aged five from Cwmbran in South Wales was inspired when her parents, Dan and Sophie, read her [...]

Join our HolLAwood Extravaganza on 25th March

March 2, 2022Fundraising
It’s Oscars time! Whether you’re in Billericay, Bradford, Bristol, Brighton, wherever you are across the LA LA LAnd, it’s time to get dressed up to the 9’s and join us at the LA for a night of glamour and fun for all. Get your friends and families together, theme and style your HolLAywood evening with [...]

Show your LAove for the LA this month!

February 14, 2022Blog
Find out More Today is VaLAntine’s Day, but we’re spreading LAove throughout all of February! Our LAove campaign aims to make you smile, feel the love and share your love to help us ensure that no amputee need cope alone. Go to our LAove page or follow us on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for [...]

The power of peer support, research and practice – AmpLAfy Series 2, Episode 6

December 20, 2021Podcast
Find out More In the final episode of series 2, Ella speaks to vascular consultant Dave Bosanquet and LA Volunteer Visitor Lawrence Blomfield who explain the importance of patient involvement and peer support when it comes to limb loss – both from a clinician and patient perspective.  Listen to the full episode below. AmpLAfy was [...]

Prosthetics for all: life for amputees worldwide – AmpLAfy Series 2, Episode 5

December 19, 2021Podcast
Find out More Ella meets Bex Yearworth, prosthetic technician at PACE rehabilitation and trustee of Legs4Africa and Sarah Hope MBE, co-founder of charity Elizabeth’s Legacy Of Hope. Both women are doing amazing work supporting amputees abroad – and share how you can get involved and help those less fortunate too.  Listen to the full episode [...]