Project Limitless Campaign – Providing soft shell prosthetic arms for UK children
The response to our Project Limitless fundraising campaign exceeded all expectations. We are deeply grateful to all who supported the appeal with such wholehearted generosity.
Project Limitless Campaign Background:
In 2020 the Coronavirus put additional strain on the NHS resulting in children under 9 having long waits for a prosthetic arm. Our aim with Project Limitless was to minimise the impact on children by supplying them with a prosthetic arm completely free.
Thanks to your generosity, every day of this year one child with upper limb difference has received support through Project Limitless, with a growing waiting list. Project Limitless has provided them with a revolutionary new tech prosthetic; one that is easy to wear, soft to the touch and grows with the child adapting to their changing needs such as eating, riding a bike, playing an instrument and even surfing! We were able to avoid the need for hospital visits as the children received their new prosthetics through the post thereby taking pressure off the NHS. Each child has also been provided with peer-to-peer support, with limb buddies guiding them through their journey every step of the way.
However in 2021, it has become apparent through the significant amount of requests we have received from parents, that Project Limitless needs to expand its remit – to increase our beneficiaries’ age range from age 3 – 9 to 3 – 18 in the UK.
The adolescent years are where new sporting activities, music and self image all become crucial to development and mental wellbeing. The provision of a soft shell prosthetic arm to young people in this category would enable them to take part in these and other activities, giving them more social contact and enhancing their self confidence.
To achieve this, we need your support to continue to create a more accessible world for this higher age group with limb differences.
The Project Limitless Campaign is therefore aiming to raise a further £250,000 over the coming months.
We have so many more children we want to provide for.
“Help us to help them” Sir Douglas Bader
Bader Grant recipient and award-winning British start-up company Koalaa teamed up with charities focusing on children with upper limb impairment: The Douglas Bader Foundation; REACH; LimBo and LimbPower.