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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Instead of trees, give to amputees

December 7, 2021Fundraising
Find out More Instead of sending Christmas cards this year, why not make a donation to the Limbless Association and tell your friends that you are giving the gift to help life beyond limb loss? It will save you time, it’s better for the environment and it will send you to the top of Santa’s [...]

Support and Connect Virtually Speaking: Six Successful Months

June 29, 2021Blog, Virtually Speaking
Find out More When Covid restrictions began, the LA had to suspend our popular Support and Connect face-to-face Hubs in limb-fitting centres in Essex, Bristol, Manchester and Hull. Thanks to funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund, we were able to move this much-needed support online. With this [...]

Thank you to our wonderful team of Volunteers

May 28, 2021Volunteer Visitor
Find out More Volunteers’ week provides the platform for organisations across the country to celebrate the important role of volunteers. The Limbless Association will be celebrating the difference volunteers make to the charity and thanking our wonderful team of Volunteer Visitors for their time and dedication during this year’s Volunteers’ Week, which runs from 1-7 [...]

Simrah, Jennah and Fatima’s Triathlon Triumph

May 26, 2021Fundraising
An enormous thank you to Simrah, Jennah and Fatima Adam and their family who have helped to raise £4,120 for the Limbless Association.  The family had already taken part in a challenging Tough Mudder, raising £1,650 for the LA after we helped their uncle Mukhtar – who is now one of our Trustees.  On 27th [...]