Life as a young amputee – AmpLAfy Series 2, Episode 3

December 17, 2021Podcast
Find out More What are the challenges of being a young amputee? And how can these be overcome? Pollyanna Hope, a 16-year-old dancer and one of the first amputees in the UK to have a prosthetic pointe leg for ballet, shares how dance has given her joy and drive, while 28-year-old police officer Ryan Coombes [...]

I did it my way: Accepting and adapting – AmpLAfy Series 2, Episode 2

December 16, 2021Podcast
Find out More Accepting and adapting is a difficult part of the amputation journey. Former teacher Caroline Coster became a quadruple amputee following Covid-19 and sepsis. A year on, she is walking, raising money for the children’s charity in Africa she supports, sewing (hand sewing and on her sewing machine) and is more determined than [...]

Decorations for Donations

December 12, 2021Fundraising
Find out More If you’ve decorated the outside of your house, office or shop for Christmas, your lights could be supporting lives beyond limb loss! Please ask passers-by, your colleagues or customers to make a donation to the Limbless Association as they enjoy your festive display. We've created a festive poster for you to print [...]

Today is Giving Tuesday – a global day of giving to good causes

November 30, 2021Fundraising
Find out More 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 [...]

Welcome to our new Volunteer Visitors!

November 16, 2021Volunteer Visitor
Find out More Thanks to the National Lottery Community Fund, we have been able to enhance the VV programme to include a full training and development programme for all our new and existing Volunteer Visitors.  It’s an exciting time for volunteers to join the programme, with many opportunities available to make connections, join a thriving [...]

Making a referral to the VV Service

November 10, 2021Volunteer Visitor
Find out More How do I refer into the VV programme? Who can refer? And what is a ‘Volunteer Visit’? In this blog, we look at who can refer into the service and how to do so, as well as outlining the ways in which the Volunteer Visitor Service helps to support amputees across the [...]

Volunteer Peer-to-peer mentoring service re-launches

November 2, 2021Volunteer Visitor
Find out More The LA are delighted to announce that our volunteer peer-to-peer mentoring service has officially re-launched today on the LA’s 38th birthday!  The Volunteer Visitor (VV) service has been supporting amputees through 1:1 peer support for over 20 years. Thanks to the National Lottery Community Fund, we have now been able to further [...]

4x4x48 challenge

October 13, 2021Fundraising
Find out More This weekend is our 4 x 4 x 48 Challenge weekend! There are lots of ways that you can take part and support the LA.  It's going to be a great weekend and ultimately will help ensure no amputee need cope alone. Your generosity and support makes a difference to the lives [...]