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 [...]

Get Moving with the Keep Moving Project

July 16, 2021Blog, Virtually Speaking
On Tuesday 20th July at 7pm, our friends at the Keep Moving Project are running an evening session of their popular online seated exercise class on Zoom, exclusively for LA members as part of our Support & Connect Virtually Speaking Programme.  This exercise programme has been specifically designed for amputees and is based on pioneering [...]

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 [...]

Wheelchairs and your Personal Wheelchair Budget

June 22, 2021Blog
Find out More Each month, the LA organises a busy diary of ‘Virtually Speaking’ Hub Chats, themed talks and events through Zoom – so you can feel supported and connected from the comfort of your sofa!  Thank you to Sue Harris and Monica Sampla from AJM Wheelchairs who joined us to give an informative talk [...]