My 100th Blood Donation

January 9, 2024Blog
Find out More A journey that for me commenced in April of 1976, reached a significant milestone in December 2023; my 100th blood donation! But why do I think it's important that those of us who can, continue to donate blood in support of the NHS Blood and Transplant Service? On average, 4,300 blood donations [...]

Walking over the O2 – Sue’s Story

October 16, 2023Blog, Fundraising
Find out More After one of my “fellow exercisers” in the Keep Moving classes had completed a walk in aid of the Limbless Association - and smashed it; it inspired me to challenge myself. That’s when the O2 climb came in. A real challenge for me on a few counts - I don’t like heights; [...]

Lawrence’s Inspiring Story – O2 Climb 2023

September 8, 2023Blog, Fundraising
Find out More I attempted this climb for the first time. I have to say that there was much trepidation. I have never done anything like this before. When you arrive at the O2 and start looking up you get an idea of what's ahead. What impressed me from the start was the energised engaged [...]

Michael’s Inspiring Story – O2 Climb 2023

August 29, 2023Blog, Fundraising
Find out More Thinking of walking over the O2? You would think that a fear of heights would stop you from taking on that challenge, but you are only ever a few feet about the dome surface and even when you look out across the dome it still does not look that high. The actual [...]

Game On! Wheelchair Rugby and Cricket

January 5, 2023Step Forward
Find out More To misquote the infamous Guinness TV ad of the 1980s: "I've never tried wheelchair rugby before because I don't like it!" Well on Friday 30th September 2022 at the Brentwood Centre in Essex and courtesy of the LA, I now have tried wheelchair rugby and I can report that do like it! [...]

Celebrating 39 Years – Chair of Trustees Blog

November 2, 2022Blog
Find out More My grasp of Latin has never been a strong point, but as I get older I find myself better understanding the saying: 'tempus fugit', or in other words, time flies! Time certainly flies Wednesday of last week saw the great and the good of the amputee community come together to celebrate the [...]

Climbing the O2 – Out on a Limb

August 23, 2022Blog, Volunteer Visitor
Find out More Volunteer Visitor Helen was born with bilateral fibula hemimelia - she is an above knee amputee on one side and also wears a below knee prosthetic on the other. This year, Helen took part in our O2 Summer Climb, and shares her story about her experience of one of our Life After [...]