Every Sunday of every month
24th May 2013
Waitrose donates to the Limbless Association
As part of its Community Matters project, Waitrose Stores in West London have raised over £2000 for the Limbless Association
Frequently Asked Questions
Why was the Limbless Association formed?
The First World War necessitated the formation of the British Limbless Ex-Servicemen’s Association (BLESMA). It was years later that, building on BLESMA’s valuable experience and know-how, the civilian Limbless Association was formed. Clearly there was an important need to look after the interests of civilians of all ages with limb-loss, whether as a result of congenital deficiency or amputation due to disease or trauma. From these modest beginnings the Limbless Association has become an increasingly active and well-regarded association, providing a valuable resource for amputees, healthcare professionals, carers and family & friends alike.
What does the Limbless Association do?
The Limbless Association provides free and impartial information and support to people of all ages who are without one or more limbs. Through our Outreach Programme, Information Bureau and Sportsl+ Project we hope to enable limbless people of all ages achieve maximum rehabilitation and sustain independence at home, hospital, in education, employment and in the community.
The Association also plays a leading role in making representations on matters of policy and legality to Government Departments, Local Authorities & Health Authorities and we are widely consulted by such departments on relevant issues. We also promote research & development and best practice in rehabilitation services & technology and have an ongoing commitment to encourage independence & well-being through Health & Fitness Clinics.
Who founded the Association?
The first Steering Committee for the charity, initially called the National Association for Limbless Disabled, consisted of:
- John Robins (Chairman)
- Errol Cowell
- Joyce Pisano
Who is on the Board of Trustees?
The Board of Trustees, all of whom are amputees, consists of:
- John Reid (Chairman)
- Christine mitchell ( Vice Chair)
- Stuart Holt
- Gareth Jones
- Thomas McSorly
- Roy Haycock
- Denis Small
- Patricia Fitzpatrick
What is the Limbless Association’s Mission Statement?
The Limbless Association enables limbless people of all ages, by their own talents and initiatives, create and enjoy equal opportunities in the community.
How many Members does the Limbless Association have?
We currently have approximately 1,500 individual members in the UK.
How many members of staff does the Limbless Association have?
Three full-time employees and two part-time.
How many Volunteers does the Limbless Association have?
Roughly 140 (all of whom are amputees themselves).
How is the Limbless Association funded?
The Limbless Association does not receive any government or lottery funding. Our funds are raised through grants, legacies, membership subscriptions and corporate & public donations.