The British American Committee will host a second Steel Bones Celebration Day on 4 August 2017

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The British American Committee will host a second Steel Bones Celebration Day on 4 August 2017 

on RAF Mildenhall (with the cooperation of the United States Air Force) to celebrate the Steel Bones charity and its accomplishments in the amputee communities across the U.K.

The event will take place between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., featuring prosthetic experts, amputee organisations and inspirational speakers to support amputees and their families. 

Steel Bones is a charity working to bring together amputees, determined to give the latest news on stump health, inclusive sports, signposting to excellent legal and benefits advice plus flexible careers opportunities.  Each attendee will be given goody bags and STEEL BONES will be launching their drafts of the children’s books they intend to publish in coming months. These books have been designed and created by Pupils from Churchill House of Soham Village College who shall also be attending the day. 

There are 1500 new amputees in the UK each year and with recent events this number will significantly increase this year. Their work is much needed and their emphasis is to bring together the entire family, rather than just the amputees, to focus on all aspects of family life and how each amputee family can connect, motivate and inspire each other. The organization also reaches to increase and improve services for amputees across the country.

The Celebration Day will include a barbeque, health and prosthetic clinics, bouncy castle, face painting, inclusive games for the whole family. STEEL BONES has received fantastic support from the local business community particularly from ComputerScene Technical, Limelight Design and Print for which they are very grateful for. STEEL BONES also received support from Soham Village College, Newmarket Councillor’s Fund, The Newmarket Rotary Club, East Anglia Business Network, Vanguard Communications in pulling together additional monies to pay for specific inclusive coaches with amputee experience and also pay expenses to ensure amputees living further away can travel and have accommodation for the night before. 

Amputees wishing to attend should contact Emma and Leigh Joy-Staines, Steel Bones Founders, at 07486 370514hello@steelbone.co.uk, via Facebook at STEEL BONES FACEBOOK GROUP or at www.steelbone.co.uk.

Media representatives interested in covering this event must contact the 100th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs office at 01638 542654 or via email 100arw.pamr@us.af.mil by 24 July 2017, with the full name and date of birth of individuals covering the event. 

Neither the British American Committee nor STEEL BONES are affiliated with the United States Department of Defense (DoD) or any of its components.  United States Air Force support of this STEEL BONES event is not intended as an official endorsement of any participating entity, event partner, or sponsor by the DoD or any of its components.     

STEEL BONES INFORMATION

My Husband and I are on a mission to improve communication and support amongst all amputees and their families. My husband lost his leg 8 years ago due to an operation going horribly wrong. We did not know if we could have children and were blessed with 2 treasures in the last 5 years. Since the amputation and since having children we have found it very difficult to find support groups or other friends in such situations. It seems to be quite a lonesome Disability. Hence we have formed STEEL BONES.

STEEL BONES is an organisation which works to connect the amputee community to inspire and motivate one another plus providing latest news on stump health, signposting useful services, therapists, personal trainers and providing flexible careers opportunities.

We are very passionate about supporting families and so our most important goals are to 1) host a series of celebration days; family fun days to bring the community together 2) release a series of children’s books featuring amputees in normal, everyday situations. We shall be working with children who are amputees themselves to create these and 3) to create a WELCOME TO THE SUPERHUMAN RACE PACK for every new amputee. There are 1500 new amputees in the UK this year with recent events this figure is set to be far higher this year. 

My Husband and I are on a mission to improve communication and support amongst all amputees and their families. My husband lost his leg 8 years ago due to an operation going horribly wrong. We did not know if we could have children and were blessed with 2 treasures in the last 5 years. Since the amputation and since having children we have found it very difficult to find support groups or other friends in such situations. It seems to be quite a lonesome Disability. Hence we have formed STEEL BONES.

STEEL BONES SPONSORS ComputerScene Technical Website design and bespoke Software http://csnet.co.uk/ 01638 563442, Limelight Design and Print https://limelightdesignandprint.com/ 01284 848640 

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