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 [...]

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 [...]

Bolt Burdon Kemp solicitors smash fundraising target for LA

October 22, 2021Fundraising
Find out More Thank you to the amazing team at Bolt Burdon Kemp (BBK) solicitors who completed their epic 4x4x48 fundraising challenge for the Limbless Association last weekend. At midday on Friday 15th October, the intrepid group led by Josh Hughes - Partner and Head of the company’s Complex Injuries Team – set off from [...]

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 [...]

The power of the pen

September 28, 2021Blog
Find out More LA trustee and young ambassador lead Ella Dove explains the benefits of writing for wellbeing You don’t have to be a writer to find solace in writing. When I embarked on a 10-week course in Therapeutic And Reflective Writing with the Professional Writing Academy, I wasn’t sure what to expect. As an [...]

Great ideas for enjoying the countryside

August 26, 2021Virtually Speaking
Find out More The Disabled Ramblers charity works to make the English and Welsh countryside more accessible to people with limited mobility.  This month, we were joined by their Secretary and Rambles Organiser, Paula Brunt, who gave a 'Virtually Speaking’ talk about the work of the Disabled Ramblers and their top tips for enjoying the [...]