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DBF Ambassador, Wyn Jenkins, in the news!

DBF Ambassador, Wyn Jenkins, in the news!

Valued Douglas Bader Foundation Ambassador, Wyn Jenkins, has hit the news with his plea for fair treatment for civilian amputees, the “unsung heroes”, a subject close to our hearts. You can see the article from Wales Online reproduced below but please also click on the link below to visit the page where you’ll be able… View Article

DBF Ambassador, Wyn Jenkins, in the news!

Valued Douglas Bader Foundation Ambassador, Wyn Jenkins, has hit the news with his plea for fair treatment for civilian amputees, the “unsung heroes”, a subject close to our hearts. You can see the article from Wales Online reproduced below but please also click on the link below to visit the page where you’ll be able… View Article
Latest Newsletter from the APLLG

Latest Newsletter from the APLLG

Thanks to the Associate Parliamentary Limb Loss Group (APLLG) for sending us their latest Newsletter. Please click on their logo above to see the Newsletter on their Website.  You can also click HERE for their latest Prosthetic Led Patient Service Charter
Free Golf Lessons from the SDGP

Free Golf Lessons from the SDGP

The latest update from the Scottish Disability Golf Partnership (SDGP): Scottish Disability Golf – First Swing Clinics 2014 Free Golf lessons, tuition and practice for anyone of any age, with disabilities The SDGP has already held three First Swing Clinics at various venues across Scotland and England in 2014 and are now pleased to announce… View Article
Milan is doing a fundraising night ride. Please help…

Milan is doing a fundraising night ride. Please help…

Indomitable DBF supporter, Milan Novakovic, is going to be doing a 100km fundraising night ride on the 7th June to raise money for the British Heart Foundation – a subject close to his own! We are delighted to support him in his efforts for this very worthy cause, especially as he’ll be wearing his DBF… View Article
SDGP Updates for May and beyond

SDGP Updates for May and beyond

Hello everyone, Here is the link to the SDGP (Scottish Disability Golf Partnership) Website where you will find all the latest news, information and updates and, of course, contact details should you wish to enter any of their excellent competitions! A message from Jim Gales: Please note that the date for our match and Clinic… View Article
Next SDGP Event – Closing date tomorrow…

Next SDGP Event – Closing date tomorrow…

Latest news from the SDGP (Scottish Disability Golf Partnership). You’d better get your skates on if you want to enter! Please contact the SDGP via their website if you’d like more information. Hello The next SDGP event is a 2-day competition at Dullatur golf course, at Cumbernauld near Glasgow in the West of Scotland, on… View Article
Male trans-tibial amputee? Can you help Alex?

Male trans-tibial amputee? Can you help Alex?

We’ve been contacted by Alex Breen who is currently undertaking a PhD with Bournemouth University, exploring the spine and lower limb kinematics of trans-tibial amputees. He is looking to gain further information relating to his study and hopes to recruit potential volunteers to take part. The purpose of Alex’s PhD is to investigate the relationship… View Article

Male trans-tibial amputee? Can you help Alex?

We’ve been contacted by Alex Breen who is currently undertaking a PhD with Bournemouth University, exploring the spine and lower limb kinematics of trans-tibial amputees. He is looking to gain further information relating to his study and hopes to recruit potential volunteers to take part. The purpose of Alex’s PhD is to investigate the relationship… View Article
Quick Update from the SDGP

Quick Update from the SDGP

We’ve received this update from the excellent Scottish Disability Golf Partnership (SDGP). If you’ve got any queries or would like more information about the organisation, please contact the SDGP direct through their Website – details below. Dear Golfers 2-day SDGP golf event in Lanarkshire – 2 rounds of golf, daily roll/coffee and meals + overnight… View Article
MIT Builds a More Comfortable Prosthetic Limb

MIT Builds a More Comfortable Prosthetic Limb

David Sengeh grew up in Sierra Leone, where around eight thousand citizens lost limbs during the 1990s. Growing up he noticed many of his friends and family members had prosthetic limbs but did not wear them. He realized that ill-fitting prosthetics were painful and traced the issue to the prosthetic socket. This sounds like a… View Article
Opportunity to appear in Channel 4's "The Undateables"

Opportunity to appear in Channel 4's "The Undateables"

We’ve been contacted by “BETTY”, “a highly respected production company and responsible for Truly, Madly, Deeply, a highly acclaimed 2006 documentary which won a RADAR award and followed the progress of the UK’s first dating agency for people with learning disabilities; Find Me a Family, a critically acclaimed Channel 4 documentary series about a pioneering project which tries… View Article

Opportunity to take part in “The Undateables”

We’ve been contacted by “BETTY“, “a highly respected production company and responsible for Truly, Madly, Deeply, a highly acclaimed 2006 documentary which won a RADAR award and followed the progress of the UK’s first dating agency for people with learning disabilities; Find Me a Family, a critically acclaimed Channel 4 documentary series about a pioneering project which tries… View Article
Volunteers needed for developing+testing handicap-adapted 2-wheel motorcycle

Volunteers needed for developing+testing handicap-adapted 2-wheel motorcycle

We’ve heard from Pete Tomkins that his company is looking for people to test a product that could enable people – amputees or otherwise – without the use of their legs, to use a motorbike more easily. Please see his message below and, if you’d like to take part in this trial for something that… View Article
Volunteers needed for developing+testing handicap-adapted 2-wheel motorcycle

Volunteers needed for developing+testing handicap-adapted 2-wheel motorcycle

We’ve heard from Pete Tomkins that his company is looking for people to test a product that could enable people – amputees or otherwise – without the use of their legs, to use a motorbike more easily. Please see his message below and, if you’d like to take part in this trial for something that… View Article
The latest from KartForce…

The latest from KartForce…

Here’s the latest update from our friends at KartForce. . . * Please click HERE to see the whole story as a Webpage. (Clicking on the KartForce logo at the top of the article will take you to their Website for more information about this amazing organisation.)
Latest Newsletters from the APLLG

Latest Newsletters from the APLLG

Please use the link below to access the latest Newsletters from the APLLG (Associate Parliamentary Limb Loss Group), including the most recent: Latest Statistics from the Veterans Prosthetic Panel (Actuals to 28th February) where you’ll be able to see the latest actual figures for Veteran Prosthetic Limb Funding provided under a further Freedom of Information… View Article
Rehacare & Orthopedic China 2014 (R&OC 2014)

Rehacare & Orthopedic China 2014 (R&OC 2014)

Thanks to Maggie Lee for bringing the Rehacare & Orthopedic China to our attention. This is apparently the leading trade fair of rehabilitation therapy, assistive technology and orthopedic devices in China. Event Name: Rehacare & Orthopedic China 2014 (R&OC 2014) Date: March 29th-31st 2014 Venue: Poly World Trade Center, Guangzhou, China. Website: http://en.cantonrehacare.com/ Exhibitor list: http://en.cantonrehacare.com/CompanyList.Asp?SortID=8… View Article
PACE – March Newsletter

PACE – March Newsletter

We’re grateful to PACE Rehabilitation for sending us their latest Newsletter. As usual it’s packed full of interesting information and is well worth a read. You can click on the PACE logo above to visit the Website where you can read this (and other Newsletters) more easily! You will also be able to find out… View Article
Are you considering amputation? A TV Company developing a documentary would love to hear from you…

Are you considering amputation? A TV Company developing a documentary would love to hear from you…

We’ve been contacted by Sophie Ellis: “A Television Production Company are developing a documentary on elective amputation. They are looking for people with compelling forward narratives – i.e. people looking at their options for elective amputation, to follow through the whole process from decision to surgery and rehabilitation.” If you’re interested, please contact Sophie on: sophieeellis@yahoo.co.uk … View Article
"Swap Shoes with Amputees" – A great idea!

"Swap Shoes with Amputees" – A great idea!

We’ve been contacted by  Jack Parker, a high right leg amputee since 2008. He’s created a page called “Swap Shoes With Amputees” (This is a page for people missing a right or left leg even right or left arms to swap shoes or gloves and also feel free to share stories and chat amongst each… View Article

Are you a unilateral upper limb amputee? Would you like to help with research into Phantom Pain? Look no further…

We’ve been contacted by Sanne Kikkert who is working as part of a team at the FMRIB Centre, Oxford University. They’ve been working on a project aimed at alleviating phantom pain using non-invasive brain stimulation in upper limb amputees and have had encouraging preliminary results. However, given the expected impact of their findings on the… View Article
Are you a Unilateral Upper Limb Amputee? Would you like to assist with research into Phantom Pain? Look no further…

Are you a Unilateral Upper Limb Amputee? Would you like to assist with research into Phantom Pain? Look no further…

We’ve been contacted by Sanne Kikkert who is working as part of a team at the FMRIB Centre, Oxford University. They’ve been working on a project aimed at alleviating phantom pain using non-invasive brain stimulation in upper limb amputees and have had encouraging preliminary results. However, given the expected impact of their findings on the… View Article
Latest Newsletter from the APLLG – Vascular Disease

Latest Newsletter from the APLLG – Vascular Disease

We’re very grateful to the excellent APLLG (Associate Parliamentary Limb Loss Group) for sending us information about their latest Newsletters. In the unlikely event that you haven’t come across them before, the APLLG exists for “the Promotion of the Prevention of Limb Loss and of the Provision of Prosthetic, Orthotic, Wheelchair/Special Seating, Medical and other… View Article
PACE Press Release – HELEN'S IN THE PINK!

PACE Press Release – HELEN'S IN THE PINK!

Helen – In the Pink with her New Leg After almost three years of battling and struggling, Helen Chapman (46) from Walton-on-the-Naize (Essex) is tickled pink to finally have a bespoke running prosthesis and can’t wait to tackle the 2014 London Marathon next month. When Helen collected her striking new prosthesis recently she said, “Today… View Article
SDGP Updates including the Phoenix Cup, Nevada, October

SDGP Updates including the Phoenix Cup, Nevada, October

Herewith the latest news and updates for the Scottish Disability Golf Partnership (SDGP). As always, we’re grateful to Jim Gales for keeping us informed. Hello There is less than a month to go to the SDGP’s 2014 season, so here are a few brief updates on our golf: 3-Day Open, 2-Day Spring Meeting, 3-Day Highland… View Article

Introducing BILL!

Some of you may have noticed that LLIC has gone from the DBF Website. We have brought it back under the Bader umbrella and it is now the BADER INFO on LIMB LOSS, aka BILL! The bare bones are now in place but we will be working hard on simplifying and consolidating the content –… View Article

New Website!

We’re delighted that our upgraded Website has now gone live. It is now “responsive” meaning that it’s better able to be viewed on hand-held devices, booting us right up to the cutting edge of technology! As you can see, our new logos are incorporated as links to the relevant pages and the intention is that… View Article

LimbPower “Learn to Run” clinics

We’re grateful to Kiera Roche at LimbPower for letting us know about their “Learn to Run” clinics, dates as below. LimbPower are organising a series of “Learn to Run Clinics” to run alongside the British Athletics “Talent ID Days”. Our part of the programme is to work with amputees and the ambulant disabled of all ages… View Article

Our Flexible Friends! Come along to The House of Yoga and support the DBF at the same time…

We were delighted to hear from Zara Pittman, a trainee teacher at the House of Yoga in Putney, London, who contacted us to let us know about the following generous offer of support. The House of Yoga will be holding community Yoga classes every Friday from the 14th February. They have chosen the DBF as… View Article

Do you have a redundant prosthetic limb at home? Here – at last – is something useful you can do with it.

We were delighted to receive the following message from Tom Williams who is hoping to take a van full of redundant prosthetic legs to Africa. We have often received information from people who have, for various reasons, frequently through bereavement, been left with perfectly good, functional and often extremely expensive prosthetic limbs. They approach us… View Article

Changes to DBF Website

We finally accepted that to embrace 2014, changes need to be made to our Website in order to keep up with advancing technology and the amount of people who now access the Web through mobile ‘phones, tablets and other hand-held devices. The Website is being largely redesigned and updated so that it will be responsive… View Article
Amputee? Ambulant disabled? Want to learn to run? Grab this chance with LimbPower!

Amputee? Ambulant disabled? Want to learn to run? Grab this chance with LimbPower!

If you are an amputee or ambulant disabled and have always wanted to learn to run, this could be your chance! On January 26th, from 10.00am – 3.00pm, LimbPower will be holding Learn to Run Clinics at the Chelmsford Sport & Athletic Centre. Please see below for details and contact LimbPower for more information or… View Article

If you’ve always wanted to learn to run grab your chance with LimbPower!

If you are an amputee or ambulant disabled and have always wanted to learn to run, this could be your chance! On January 26th, from 10.00am – 3.00pm, LimbPower will be holding Learn to Run Clinics at the Chelmsford Sport & Athletic Centre. Please see below for details and contact LimbPower for more information or… View Article
Hope for those with peripheral nerve damage…

Hope for those with peripheral nerve damage…

Stem cells injected into nerve guide tubes repair injured peripheral nerve Putnam Valley, NY. (Jan. 9, 2014) – Using skin-derived stem cells (SDSCs) and a previously developed collagen tube designed to successfully bridge gaps in injured nerves in rat models, the research team in Milan, Italy that established and tested the procedure has successfully rescued… View Article

5 Amputee Athletes Benefit from Charity Run

Our thanks to Scott Richardson from Pace Rehabilitation for sending this inspirational story CHARITY RUN HELPS FUND RUNNING BLADES FOR WORTHY AMPUTEES On a clear but frosty Sunday morning, on the rural edge of Chesham in Buckinghamshire, seven amputees were amongst 200 runners who were lining up for the 5th ‘Pednor 10’ charity run recently…. View Article
We're back! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

We're back! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR READERS! We’re delighted to be back in action following the Christmas and New Year break. We hope you all had a very happy time and have survived the worst the weather can throw at us so far this year. Our sympathy to those who have been affected by the… View Article

We’re back! Happy New Year!

HURRAH! We’re back on air! HAPPY NEW YEAR to all our BADER BRAVES, families and carers and to all our supporters. We hope you all had a very happy Christmas time and that 2014 is going well for you so far despite the worst that the weather can throw at us all. Our sympathy to… View Article
Christmas time…!

Christmas time…!

We’re off the air for a while but, in the meantime, wish all our supporters a very Merry Christmas, Season’s Greetings and health and happiness throughout the coming year. May your days be merry and bright. We look forward to seeing you in 2014. With best wishes from all at the DOUGLAS BADER FOUNDATION.

Christmas time….

We’re off the air for a while but, in the meantime, wish all our supporters a very Merry Christmas, Season’s Greetings and health and happiness throughout the coming year. May your days be merry and bright. -*-*-*- We look forward to seeing you in 2014. With best wishes from all at the DOUGLAS BADER FOUNDATION.
Are you a female amputee? An opportunity to join GB Rowing Team Paralympic Programme

Are you a female amputee? An opportunity to join GB Rowing Team Paralympic Programme

We’ve been contacted by Helen Blamey who works for the GB Rowing Team and specialises in identifying new talent. They are looking for a female below-knee amputee or a bilateral above/through knee amputee to join their Paralympic Programme. No previous rowing experience is necessary and there will be the opportunity to be put in contact… View Article

Are you a female amputee? Opportunity to join the GB Rowing Team Paralympic Programme

We’ve been contacted by Helen Blamey who works for the GB Rowing Team and specialises in identifying new talent. They are looking for a female below-knee amputee or a bilateral above/through knee amputee to join their Paralympic Programme. No previous rowing experience is necessary and there will be the opportunity to be put in contact… View Article

The DBF is Delighted to Welcome Martine Wright as New Ambassador!

An opportunity to take part in a TV Series featuring some of Britain's most exceptional singletons…

An opportunity to take part in a TV Series featuring some of Britain's most exceptional singletons…

“betty makes modern and high quality popular formats and factual television series” We’ve received a request from casting producer at betty, Sarah Allen, whose self-explanatory message and Flyer are below. If you feel you could help Sarah by participating in the programme and, in doing so, raise awareness about disability and its effect on peoples’… View Article

An opportunity to take part in a TV Series featuring some of Britain’s most exceptional singletons

“betty makes modern and high quality popular formats and factual television series” We’ve received a request from casting producer at betty, Sarah Allen, whose self-explanatory message and Flyer are below. If you feel you could help Sarah by participating in the programme and, in doing so, raise awareness about disability and its effect on peoples’… View Article

A big thank you to CRERAR HOTELS

A very big “THANK YOU” to Crerar Hotels Trust for their generous support of The DOUGLAS BADER FOUNDATION/BADER BRAVES activities in Scotland and Northern England. Crerar Hotels Trust Chairman and Chief Executive of Crerar Hotel Group, Paddy Crerar, said giving back to local communities to improve the quality of everyday lives is at the heart… View Article
Norden Farm Centre for the Arts Exhibition to raise funds for the DBF

Norden Farm Centre for the Arts Exhibition to raise funds for the DBF

I am very proud to announce that the NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS will be holding an exhibition to support The DOUGLAS BADER FOUNDATION in October this year. Please put the date in your diary. ************************************ The NORDEN FARM DBF MIXED EXHIBITION 22nd October – 3rd November 2013  NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS… View Article
1st Amputee in Europe Receives Bionic Foot

1st Amputee in Europe Receives Bionic Foot

We’re grateful to Scott Richardson from PACE Rehabilitation for sending in this brilliant article. What phenomenal (literal) strides the prosthetics industry is making and how wonderful that amputees are now able to benefit so greatly from them. “…it’s as if my (amputated) leg has come alive again” – Jozef Metelka **************************** Once a sci-fi vision,… View Article

First Double Amputee Racing Driver without hand controls….

FIRST DOUBLE AMPUTEE RACE DRIVER WITH HAND CONTROLS Double below knee amputee Black Watch soldier, Davie Birrell, joined KartForce in September 2012 after being referred by another forces motorsport charity. After some practice and coaching, Davie entered his first kart race – using hand controls. And that was the beginning of this whirlwind story. Buckle… View Article

First Double Amputee Racing Driver without Hand Controls

FIRST DOUBLE AMPUTEE RACE DRIVER WITH HAND CONTROLS Double below knee amputee Black Watch soldier, Davie Birrell, joined KartForce in September 2012 after being referred by another forces motorsport charity. After some practice and coaching, Davie entered his first kart race – using hand controls. And that was the beginning of this whirlwind story. Buckle… View Article

The Primary and Junior Amputee Games are approaching fast…Please join us.

THE DOUGLAS BADER FOUNDATION IS PROUD TO BE GAMES PARTNER OF THE AMPUTEE JUNIOR GAMES. STILL TIME TO JOIN US THERE: LimbPower’s Primary and Junior Games will be held on Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th October, at the Stoke Mandeville Stadium. PRIMARY GAMES – Introducing young amputees and the young ambulant disabled between the ages… View Article

Philip Bailey’s LEJOG Challenge – His Blog!

(I apologise for the absence of images in this article. Unfortunately they were a casualty of the Website upgrade and switch. We are attempting to restore them so please check in again soon.) Philip Bailey, who completed a gruelling bicycle ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise funds for the charity went the… View Article

PHILIP BAILEY LEJOG CHALLENGE – THE FINISH!

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HE’S DONE IT! Philip Bailey reaches John O’Groats to finish his LEJOG Challenge!

HE’S DONE IT! PHILIP BAILEY, who has been cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise money for The Douglas Bader Foundation, reached John O’Groats at around mid-day yesterday. He changed the last bit of the route to take advantage of the  window of better weather before the really bad weather forecast for the… View Article

Philip Bailey’s LEJOG Challenge – Change to planned itinerary

Philip Bailey, currently cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise funds for the Douglas Bader Foundation, has notified us that, due to forecast adverse weather conditions in Scotland from Sunday onwards, he is changing his journey plan to make best cycling use of the “better” weather today and tomorrow. Now, instead of his… View Article

Philip Bailey’s LEJOG Challenge – Day 12

Here is Day 12 of Philip Bailey’s personal blog of his gruelling LEJOG ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats. Philip is undertaking this huge personal challenge to raise funds for the Douglas Bader Foundation and we are extremely grateful to him for his great efforts on behalf of the charity. Philip has also managed… View Article

Philip Bailey LEJOG Blog – Day 11…

Despite his gruelling cycling schedule – and through some pretty rough weather too – Philip Bailey, cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise funds for the Douglas Bader Foundation, has managed to get another report complete with photographs to us at the end of what sounds like an exhausting day. My admiration for… View Article

Philip Bailey LEJOG Blog – Days 9 & 10: He’s made it to Scotland!!

Philip Bailey, cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise money for the Douglas Bader Foundation, is progressing brilliantly with his LEJOG Challenge and we were particularly delighted to receive his latest update and to hear that he has reached Scotland. Well done, Philip! I imagine that must feel like a pretty wonderful milestone… View Article

Philip Bailey’s LEJOG Challenge – Day 8

Many thanks to Philip Bailey for sending us his eagerly awaited Blog for Day 8 of his Gruelling LEJOG Challenge. As you will know, Philip is cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise money for the Douglas Bader Foundation and we are extremely grateful to him for his amazing efforts on behalf of… View Article

Philip Bailey’s LEJOG Blog – Days 6 & 7

 The latest report from Philip Bailey who has just completed the first week of his arduous ride from Lands End to John O’ Groats. Philip is undertaking this ride to raise funds for the Douglas Bader Foundation for which the charity is extremely grateful. But this is also very much a personal challenge for Philip… View Article
Latest Update from the Associate Parliamentary Limb Loss Group (APLLG)

Latest Update from the Associate Parliamentary Limb Loss Group (APLLG)

(Please click HERE to visit the APLLG Website where you can find more information)    
Latest Update from the Associated Parliamentary Limb Loss Group

Latest Update from the Associated Parliamentary Limb Loss Group

(Please click HERE to visit the APLLG Website where you can find more information)
Latest Update from the Scottish Disability Golf Partnership (SDGP)

Latest Update from the Scottish Disability Golf Partnership (SDGP)

Here are the latest updates from the Scottish Disability Golf Partnership (SDGP). The Scottish Championship will be played over the Elmwood and Carricknowe Golf Courses on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 September and the SDGP has organised an overnight hotel as part of the package.  The two rounds of golf, catering, prizes and an overnight… View Article

Updates from the SDGP (Scottish Disability Golf Partnership)

Here are the latest updates from the Scottish Disability Golf Partnership (SDGP). The Scottish Championship will be played over the Elmwood and Carricknowe Golf Courses on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 September and the SDGP has organised an overnight hotel as part of the package.  The two rounds of golf, catering, prizes and an overnight… View Article

Philip Bailey’s LEJOG Challenge – Days 4 & 5

Thanks to the dedication of Philip Bailey who is not only cycling hundreds of miles from Lands End to John O’Groats to raise funds for the Douglas Bader Foundation but somehow finding time – and energy – at the end of the day to compile a report of the day’s ride with photographs, we are… View Article

Philip Bailey LEJOG Challenge – Days 2 and 3

We’re delighted to report that Philip Bailey, heroically cycling from Lands End to John O’Groats to raise funds for the Douglas Bader Foundation, has successfully completed Days 2 and 3 of his LEJOG Challenge and is hopefully relaxing in the comfort of his camper as I write! We’ll continue to publish regular updates as we… View Article

Philip Bailey LEJOG Challenge – Day 1

Philip Bailey, who is riding from Lands End to John O’Groats to raise money for the Douglas Bader Foundation told us he would send regular reports from along the way. This despite the fact that he is going to have a fair bit on his plate riding on average between 60 and 95 miles over… View Article

Philip Bailey’s Final Final Pre-LEJOG Report!

We’ve just received what looks like being Philip Bailey’s final final pre-LEJOG bike challenge blog as he sets off on Saturday 31st August after months of training and preparation for what will undoubtedly be a gruelling journey. Philip is undertaking this personal challenge to raise funds for the Douglas Bader Foundation and we are extremely… View Article

“Wooden” Arm Rejuvenates Amputee’s Outlook – See latest PACE Press Release

We’re grateful to Scott Richardson for sending us the latest Press Release from PACE Rehabilitation. It’s truly amazing what’s going on in the prosthetics field and, this particular article struck a chord for me personally too. Tim Madison’s wonderful “wooden” arm with its retro look reminds me of the prosthetic legs worn by Douglas Bader…. View Article

Philip Bailey LEJOG Ride – Last pre-ride update…Only 4-5 training days to go…

Well I have only a week to go now before the start of my long ride which will hopefully raise awareness and funds for the Douglas Bader Foundation. My training has been going well, although sometimes interrupted by poor weather, and I feel I am physically ready for the challenge. My average for the tour… View Article
Opportunity. Are you an aspiring chef who'd like to appear in a Channel 4 Documentary?

Opportunity. Are you an aspiring chef who'd like to appear in a Channel 4 Documentary?

We’ve received the following request for information from Siobhan at Avalon Television. If you have any queries about the programme, please get in touch with Siobhan direct. You’ll find her contact details at the bottom of the News Post. *****************************   My name’s Siobhan Newman and I’m an Assistant Producer at Avalon Television.  We’re looking… View Article

Opportunity: Are you an aspiring chef who’d like to appear in a Channel 4 Documentary?

We’ve received the following request for information from Siobhan at Avalon Television. If you have any queries about the programme, please get in touch with Siobhan direct. You’ll find her contact details at the bottom of the News Post. *****************************   My name’s Siobhan Newman and I’m an Assistant Producer at Avalon Television.  We’re looking… View Article
Opportunity! Casting for a new Hollywood Feature Film. Male Amputees – can you help?

Opportunity! Casting for a new Hollywood Feature Film. Male Amputees – can you help?

We’ve received this request from Uni-versalEXTRAS. If you’ve always wanted to be in films, this could be worth checking out! If you do and anything comes of it, we’d love to hear from you as it’s always good to get feedback so please get in touch. If you have any questions or would like more… View Article
…and an even later update from the SDGP! Here's September…

…and an even later update from the SDGP! Here's September…

SDGP Information sheet for September 2013 There are two single day competitions and one double day event in September. All four stableford rounds count toward the Scottish Order of Merit Championship and will be played from the visitors tees at each club. The general event information for disabled golfers and/or coaches is as follows: Pumpherston… View Article
Latest Update from SDGP

Latest Update from SDGP

We’re delighted to publish the latest update from the Scottish Disability Golf Partnership (SDGP). If you have any queries about any of the entries, please contact Jim Gales of the SDGP direct through their Website link below. ******************************* Hello, Some updates from the SDGP. The next SDGP competition is over the last weekend of this… View Article

Opportunity! Casting for a new Hollywood Feature Film – Male Amputees – can you help?

We’ve received this request from Uni-versalEXTRAS. If you’ve always wanted to be in films, this could be worth checking out! If you do and anything comes of it, we’d love to hear from you as it’s always good to get feedback so please get in touch. If you have any questions or would like more… View Article
KARTFORCE – 1st Injured Troops to Race in 24 Hour

KARTFORCE – 1st Injured Troops to Race in 24 Hour

BRITISH 24hr SAT 24th & 25th AUG 2013 TEESSIDE We’re very proud to be the first injured troops to race in UK’s most demanding endurance kart race – the British 24hr – where we’ll be competing against 70 teams of UK’s top kart racing teams. We’re entering 2 teams – 4 drivers per team. The… View Article

Philip Bailey’s LEJOG Ride – latest in Philip’s own words

As you’ll know from previous news posts, Philip Bailey of CMC (County Merlin Cycles) is going to cycle from Lands End to John O’Groats to raise funds for the DBF with only 3 weeks to go now until the start of his journey. We are hugely indebted to Philip for this heroic effort on behalf… View Article

Norden Farm Centre for the Arts – Mixed Exhibition in support of DBF

I am very proud to announce that the NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS will be holding an exhibition to support The DOUGLAS BADER FOUNDATION in October this year. Please put the date in your diary. ************************************ The NORDEN FARM DBF MIXED EXHIBITION 22nd October – 3rd November 2013 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS… View Article

IMPORTANT! New admin address for DBF

Please note that, with effect from today,1st August, the charity contact details will change to: The DOUGLAS BADER FOUNDATION Administration Office, 14 Raynham Road, London, W6 0HY      Tel.: 020 8748 8884      Mob.: 07836 552536      Email: davidbdbf@hotmail.co.uk

Update on Philip Bailey’s “LEJOG” Fund-Raising Cycle Ride – Itinerary

We’ve now received the gruelling itinerary for Philip Bailey’s marathon LEJOG Cycle Ride and this is published with Garmin links below. Philip is open to other riders joining him for parts of the ride. If you’d like to accompany him for any of the 15 legs below, please contact him on his email address. Philip’s… View Article

Philip to cycle from Lands End to John O’Groats to raise money for DBF

We’ve just learned that Philip Bailey is going to cycle from Lands End to John O’Groats to raise money for the Douglas Bader Foundation. Philip is already a veteran of  DBF Events having provided invaluable company and support on Tandem Challenge Wales, the event that launched Team Bader Cycling, the brainchild of 2 of our… View Article
Summer Reminder from sponsor Tivoli Hotels

Summer Reminder from sponsor Tivoli Hotels

A reminder about one of our valued Bader Golf Sponsors, Tivoli Lagos’, updates for 2013. There are some great opportunities so it’s well worth checking out. While obviously a wonderful location for golfers, I speak from experience when I say that Tivoli Lagos was a great place to stay as a non-golfer so non-golfing partners… View Article
Latest Press Release from PACE Rehabilitation-The BiOM Ankle System

Latest Press Release from PACE Rehabilitation-The BiOM Ankle System

We’re grateful to Scott Richardson, Business Development at PACE Rehabilitation, for sending us the latest Press Release concerning the revolutionary BiOM ankle: Amputee says, “It’s like having my leg back!” Following the successful first ever fitting of the revolutionary BiOM ankle system in Europe last year, Pace Rehabilitation has continued to provide seven of its… View Article
Film Role Opportunity for Double b/k Amputee

Film Role Opportunity for Double b/k Amputee

We’ve been asked to bring your attention to the following opportunity for a double amputee with acting aspirations! If you’d like to know more or to be considered for the role, please contact the number below. As with all these things, should you get the job, we’d love to hear from you!   ********************************* Hello,… View Article

A Film Role Opportunity for a Double b/k Amputee….

We’ve been asked to bring your attention to the following opportunity for a double amputee with acting aspirations! If you’d like to know more or to be considered for the role, please contact the number below. As with all these things, should you get the job, we’d love to hear from you!   ********************************* Hello,… View Article

And back to the Bader Golf Trophy… A video by Charley Bickers

We’re grateful to Charley Bickers, grandson of Sir Douglas Bader, for sending in a great YouTube Video, “Douglas Bader Charity Golf Berkshire 2013 With Sir Bruce Forsyth“, filmed at the Bader Golf Trophy on Monday 22nd April. The competition took place on the beautiful Royal Berkshire Golf Course between teams representing the Douglas Bader Foundation… View Article
SDGP Update – Free 2-Day Golf Competition & Swing Clinic

SDGP Update – Free 2-Day Golf Competition & Swing Clinic

We’re grateful to Jim Gales for letting us know about this latest offer from the SDGP (Scottish Disability Golf Partnership). As you can see, places are limited so, if you’d like to participate in this opportunity, please contact the SDGP through the Website link below promptly to avoid disappointment. FREE 2-DAY GOLF COMPETITION & FIRST… View Article
PACE Press Release – Amputee Trio's Marathon Effort!

PACE Press Release – Amputee Trio's Marathon Effort!

 Press Release – 26th April 2013 Amputee Trio’s Marathon Effort! The tragic events at the Boston Marathon arguably provided even greater determination for many of the participants in the London race, just a few days later. Amongst the thousands of competitors were three amputee runners who had each received their running blades from Pace Rehabilitation,… View Article
Empowering Documentary Series for Channel 4 – An opportunity for expectant mums

Empowering Documentary Series for Channel 4 – An opportunity for expectant mums

ANY EXPECTANT MUMS? HAVE A LOOK AT THIS: We are making a new empowering documentary series for Channel 4 about pregnancy and parenting, following the stories of a diverse range of parents-to-be with mobility issues, a physical disability, limbless and who may have some additional needs or face challenges or obstacles when having a baby…. View Article
Golf HandicUP – A great new venture – read about it here

Golf HandicUP – A great new venture – read about it here

Golf Handicup was a project set up by the French to encourage disabled youngsters to try playing golf. Coaching sessions had been set up at Aa St Omer for the youngsters to participate over a three month period prior to the event. This was also done in conjunction with the University of Caen who where doing… View Article

TEAM BADER Tandem Challenge Wales – Now see film footage of the finish!

After another steep learning curve I finally worked out how to upload a DVD onto YouTube and the result – eventually – is that you can now see photographer Sandra Demar’s footage of TEAM BADER, DBF Ambassadors and TEAM BADER founders, Wyn Jenkins and Margaret (Maggz) Biggs and fellow amputee cyclists, Gemma Trotter and Colin… View Article
PACE Press Release – Duncan Slater abseils into conference!

PACE Press Release – Duncan Slater abseils into conference!

Press Release – 22nd April 2013 Bilateral Amputee Drops into Conference The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) building in London’s Regents Park provided a unique backdrop as the venue for the ‘Pushing Boundaries Rehabilitation Conference’ recently. The 140 delegates looked up aghast, as they witnessed double leg amputee, Duncan Slater, abseil into the conference from… View Article

TEAM BADER Tandem Challenge Wales – A Rider’s Blog 2

We are extremely grateful to Wyn Jenkins for sending us his BLOG Part 2 following the successful and seeming even enjoyable completion of the Tandem Challenge Wales. I’m sure you’ll agree it’s a wonderful and inspirational read and I hope that, as Wyn writes, it’ll encourage other amputees to take up the sport. This, after… View Article

TEAM BADER – Tandem Challenge Wales: More Pictures!

We are very grateful to photographer, Sandra Demar, who joined us at The Mumbles for the finish of the TEAM BADER Tandem Challenge Wales, to take some photographs and video footage. This was despite feeling considerably below par having been a recent victim of the Swansea Measles Epidemic! In the Gallery below you can see… View Article

TEAM BADER Tandem Challenge Wales – a supporter’s story with the first photo gallery

TEAM BADER completed the inaugural TEAM BADER CHALLENGE, TANDEM CHALLENGE WALES, a tandem ride down the vertical axis of Wales, on Monday 15th April. The Team consisted of 4 amputees; DBF Ambassadors, Wyn Jenkins and Margaret Biggs, riding a tandem and Gemma Trotter and Colin Davies on 2-wheelers (yes – I know nothing about bikes!)… View Article
Latest Update from SDGP

Latest Update from SDGP

Herewith the latest update from the SDGP (Scottish Disability Golf Partnership). Please visit their Website for more details. ***************************** Hello A few updates from the SDGP. A couple of playing places are still available for the Morecambe 2-day event on 23 & 24 April, and also the Liberton game on 9 May.  Full information can… View Article

TEAM BADER – They did it!

Huge congratulations and sincere thanks to Team Bader and their supporters who completed their 4-day, 200-mile Tandem Challenge Wales yesterday on the dot of the predicted 5.00pm arrival at The Mumbles. (Well, it would have been if not for a last-minute puncture!) A fantastic achievement and a truly wonderful team. Just back from following the… View Article

TEAM BADER – Tandem Challenge Wales

DBF Ambassadors, Wyn Jenkins and Margaret Biggs, will undertake to ride the 200 miles vertical axis of Wales on a tandem between the 12th – 15th April. The route will take Wyn and Maggz, both amputee cyclists, from Holyhead to Mumbles passing through Porthmadog, Machynlleth, Aberystwyth, Tregaron, Lampeter, Llandeilo, Annamford, Pontarddulais and Swansea en route…. View Article

TEAM BADER TANDEM CHALLENGE WALES – A rider’s blog by Wyn Jenkins

We are very grateful to Wyn Jenkins, one of the 2 intrepid DBF Ambassadors taking part in the Tandem Challenge Wales for finding time between training sessions to write this blog about his preparations for the ride. You will also find a built in itinerary with some good indications of estimated times of arrival and… View Article