Tag Archive: disabled

BADER BUS COMPANY Still Running 30 Years On!

HAPPY 30th BIRTHDAY TO THE DOUGLAS BADER FOUNDATION! (Sadly, due to computer problems, published a day late!) Sir Douglas died in September 1982 and, following literally sackfulls of letters from amputees and other disabled he’d visited and inspired over the years, begging his family not to let his inspiration die with him, the Douglas Bader… View Article

A New Venture – Wish a Holiday

Holidays can be anything but for the disabled if the right facilities aren’t there for them so we’re very grateful to Amanda Crosby, Director of Wish a Holiday, for bringing this new venture to our attention.  To quote from their Website: “Wish a Holiday is designed to support disabled people to access facilities within the… View Article
SDGP – Golf Offer

SDGP – Golf Offer

We’re grateful to the Scottish Disability Golf Partnership (SDGP) for letting us know about this offer. If you’re interested in following it up, please use the contact email address below. The SDGP has received news of an offer from Bonnyton Golf Club, Eaglesham, Glasgow G76 OQA  for golfers who join their club in 2013.  They… View Article
The Equal Adventure Scottish Roadshow 2011

The Equal Adventure Scottish Roadshow 2011

If you work with, or are thinking about working with, “disabled users that want to get into outdoor activities and the countryside”, this is definitely worth checking out. If you do attend we’d be very interested to hear how you get on and to receive some feedback that we could put up on the Website…. View Article
New for 2011 from The Scottish Disability Golf Partnership (SDGP)

New for 2011 from The Scottish Disability Golf Partnership (SDGP)

Subject: Free PGA supervised golf training for disabled people The Scottish Disability Golf Partnership (SDGP) The SDGP is proud to announce its first PGA supervised Golf Training and Tuition day for 2011. It will be held at the Wellsgreen Golf Academy, Kirkcaldy, Fife, on Saturday 9 April and will run from 09:30 through to 16:00. … View Article

Martine Wright: 'I lost both legs in the London bombings but sport healed me'

A tale of hope emerges from the devastation as a Paralympian finds inspiration from volleyball – and flies high as she contemplates the 2012 Games. Alan Hubbard meets Martine Wright Sunday, 10 October 2010 Fifty-two people died in the terrorist atrocities in London on the morning of 7 July 2005, eight on the Circle Line… View Article
Cinema Chooses Bader Story to Mark its Milestone Birthday

Cinema Chooses Bader Story to Mark its Milestone Birthday

The GERRARDS CROSS Cinema is celebrating its 85th Birthday! To celebrate this achievement – unusual in cinema history with so many cinemas closing or changing their use, it will be showing “Reach for the Sky”. If you are or could be in the Gerrards Cross area on Tuesday 12th October, you could combine an enjoyable… View Article
Scottish Disability Golf Partnership – Free Golf Festival

Scottish Disability Golf Partnership – Free Golf Festival

A FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY: Here is a great opportunity to enjoy a weekend of golf courtesy of the SDGP (Scottish Disability Golf Partnership) between Saturday 25th – Monday 27th September. This is open to anyone with a disability or serious health problem who is an established golfer or would just like to “Give It A Go” and… View Article
Flying start for new charity at Caernarfon Airport

Flying start for new charity at Caernarfon Airport

On Saturday, 4 September, 22 disabled youngsters will get the chance to take to the air for flying lessons at a family open day for the Eagles’ Wings Trust at the Dinas Dinlle airfield. The charity’s founder, former school teacher and flying instructor Paul Asbridge, is working with the Douglas Bader Foundation and Aerobility to… View Article

Golf as a Rehabilitative Tool for Amputees

The National Amputee Golf Association announced this year that it was opening its national championships to men and women with disabilities other than a major joint amputation. Blind golfers and golfers with various physical challenges or mobility limitations can now compete as associate members of the amputee association. The national championship and senior championship are… View Article
Stop Press! ART TO FLY – an exciting new venture for DBF

Stop Press! ART TO FLY – an exciting new venture for DBF

The Douglas Bader Foundation is very proud to announce the launching of a unique fundraising website www.ArtToFly.orgin this the 100th anniversary of Douglas’ birth and the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain in which he played a part. It’s not an ordinary commercial website, as you will see! ART TO FLY features a wonderful… View Article
Can you help Alex sail to his 2012 Gold Medal dream?

Can you help Alex sail to his 2012 Gold Medal dream?

We have received the following request from Alex Hovden and would love to be able to help him find the female crew he needs to achieve his dream of a Sailing Gold Medal in the 2012 Paralympics. You can find plenty of information about Alex from the links below. Please contact him if you’d like… View Article
Can you help Alex sail to his 2012 Gold Medal dream?

Can you help Alex sail to his 2012 Gold Medal dream?

We have received the following request from Alex Hovden and would love to be able to help him find the female crew he needs to achieve his dream of a Sailing Gold Medal in the 2012 Paralympics. You can find plenty of information about Alex from the links below. Please contact him if you’d like… View Article

Glorious Goodwood!! A Flying Day to Remember

A write up following the excellent BADER BRAVES FLYING DAY at Goodwood Aero Club on Sunday 13th June where a (very) good time was had by all and, again, we were extraordinarily lucky with the weather. As always, we are extremely grateful to everyone involved for all that went into giving the Braves and their… View Article

New Tring Mayor Pledges Support to DBF

New Tring Mayor Elected Cllr Roxanne Ransley, elected as Tring Town Mayor on May 10th 2010, (Tring is the home of the HQ of The Douglas Bader Foundation), has pledged her support to our charity throughout her year of office. The Foundation will benefit from a number of the Mayors fund raising intiatives that will… View Article
British 10k London Run. JOIN TEAM BADER!!

British 10k London Run. JOIN TEAM BADER!!

Please join TEAM BADER for the British 10k London Run which will take place this year on Sunday 11th July. The run again follows a route through the heart of historic central London taking runners past several of the City’s famous historic and iconic landmarks. If you’re fit enough, you might even have time to notice… View Article
CONFERENCE – Disability: Extending Access and Opportunity

CONFERENCE – Disability: Extending Access and Opportunity

Disability – Extending Access and Opportunity – A Call to Action Leeds 28 June 2010 I have pleasure in attaching details of this conference which will be of direct benefit to organisations engaged in promoting equality of access and opportunity. The conference has a distinguished panel of speakers and workshop presenters including Dame Evelyn Glennie, the… View Article

Douglas Bader centenary exhibition launched at RAF Museum

Exhibition: Sir Douglas Bader Centennial Exhibition, Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon, until March 31 2010 The RAF Museum in Hendon has launched a Douglas Bader centenary exhibition, celebrating the inspirational pilot and disabled campaigner’s life with a selection of rarities from the RAF archives. As an added bonus, Sir Richard Branson has recorded a podcast… View Article
Haiti's biggest loss from quake: Thousands of amputees

Haiti's biggest loss from quake: Thousands of amputees

By John Lantigua Associated Press She is 17 and lovely. It is the time of life when a girl dreams of finding a boyfriend, strolling with him, dancing with him. Instead, Gaelle Eznard lies in a small red tent at a crowded, chaotic refugee camp in the Champs de Mars, a park in this demolished capital…. View Article
Introducing "Discretely Different" – Specialist underwear and more for disabled people

Introducing "Discretely Different" – Specialist underwear and more for disabled people

I received an e-mail from Jenny Reeve who has started her own company, “Discretely Different”, specialising in making underwear and other clothing for people with disabilities. This seems such a good idea  thought I should bring it to your attention. You can read about how Jenny came to start her business below and find out… View Article
Richard Whitehead – Disabled Sportsperson of the Year

Richard Whitehead – Disabled Sportsperson of the Year

Disabled Sportsperson Of The Year Nottinghamshire athlete Richard Whitehead is the Disabled Sportsperson of the Year after a record breaking 2009. Whitehead, who is a double leg amputee, has smashed world bests for the marathon and half-marathon. He set a new world record in the 2009 Chicago Marathon, on 11 October, with a time of… View Article

Grant blow for leg amputee man, 62

7:00am Monday 26th October 2009 COUNCIL bosses shelved a grant they promised to give a disabled man for vital home improvements — and did not bother telling him. In January, Doug Westwood, aged 62, had his legs amputated and the council agreed to give him £23,000 to build a wet room and an access ramp…. View Article

Gordon, 83, grabs life by the rudder

Published Date: 07 October 2009 Gordon Worley sailing one of the Sailability trimarans at Ferry Meadows. (ET061009AS034) Picture: ALAN STORER HE may have lost both legs and relies on an electric scooter to get around – but in a boat on the lapping waters of Ferry Meadows, Gordon Worley feels free again. The remarkable octogenarian… View Article

Benefit claim amputee told 'wait and see if the leg gets better'

Aug 28 2009 by John Siddle, Southport Visiter A PARTIALLY-sighted woman with one leg was refused disability benefits…in case she “got better”. Diabetic Beryl Prescott, 57, had her leg amputated in January after suffering a gangrene infection, and applied for Disability Living Allowance (DLA) from her hospital bed. Benefits bosses astonishingly told the former nurse… View Article
3 years to go to start of London 2012 Paralympic Games

3 years to go to start of London 2012 Paralympic Games

London 2012 Media Release 8/27/2009 Saturday 29th August represents exactly three years to go to the start of the London 2012 Paralympic Games and the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) marked the milestone date by announcing the appointment of Chris Holmes MBE as its new Director of Paralympic Integration…. View Article
3 years to go to start of London 2012 Paralympic Games

3 years to go to start of London 2012 Paralympic Games

London 2012 Media Release 8/27/2009 Saturday 29th August represents exactly three years to go to the start of the London 2012 Paralympic Games and the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) marked the milestone date by announcing the appointment of Chris Holmes MBE as its new Director of Paralympic Integration…. View Article

Paralympic Talent Search Comes To London

Are you disabled? Are you sporty? If so, do you fancy a go at seeing if you’ve got what it takes to compete internationally and bring home the medals in 3 Years Time? ParalympicsGB, the UK’s team that will represent us at the Paralympic Games in London 2012, is currently scouting for talent. It’s 3… View Article

New Modeling Agency Goes Out On A Limb

Posted by: Simcha Whitehill 1:30PM, Monday August 17th 2009 Hello gorgeous! There’s a new group of models strutting their way down the internet catwalk. While most of us tremble at the strict standards for high fashion models, these gals won’t let a missing limb stop them from booking a professional photo shoot. They are bad… View Article
An opportunity to sail during Cowes Week

An opportunity to sail during Cowes Week

Dear Disabled Sailor I’m forwarding the message below just received from Sailability in case you are interested. Happy sailing David Harris Gwennili Trust Admin Opportunity to Race Artemis 20’s during Cowes Week. A fleet of Artemis 20’s are available to Race during Cowes week on Wednesday 5th August. The boats will be in split mode… View Article
An opportunity to race during Cowes Week

An opportunity to race during Cowes Week

Dear Disabled Sailor I’m forwarding the message below just received from Sailability in case you are interested. Happy sailing David Harris Gwennili Trust Admin Opportunity to Race Artemis 20’s during Cowes Week. A fleet of Artemis 20’s are available to Race during Cowes week on Wednesday 5th August. The boats will be in split mode… View Article
Amputee wins £1m in hospital damages

Amputee wins £1m in hospital damages

by CRAIG ROBINSON Last updated: 30/06/2009 06:00:00 A WOMAN who lost her leg in what should have been a routine knee operation has won more than £1million in compensation. Karen Flory has been left significantly disabled and continues to experience pain in the affected leg as well as phantom limb pains. Ipswich Hospital admitted responsibility… View Article
The 2009 Amputee Games – latest

The 2009 Amputee Games – latest

The 2009 Amputee Games, creating sporting opportunites for the newly disabled. The 2009 Amputee Games is back at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, the home of disability sport, for another power packed two-days of sporting opportunity. Participants will be invited to ‘have-a-go’ at 13 Paralympic sports under the guidance of the sporting governing bodies. The inaugural event… View Article