Tag Archive: Douglas Bader Foundation

Limb Loss Awareness Month – Get Moving!

We’re now nearly heading for half-way through Limb Loss Awareness Month so there’s still time to decide how you might get involved. One way is to join LimbPower’s social media campaign called #GetMoving to raise awareness of the physical health benefits and mental health benefits of engaging in physical activity with a focus on moving more….. 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
Less Than a Week to Tandem Challenge Wales – Not too late to support them! (With BLOG by Wyn Jenkins)

Less Than a Week to Tandem Challenge Wales – Not too late to support them! (With BLOG by Wyn Jenkins)

On Friday 12th May, two Douglas Bader Foundation Ambassadors, Margaret Biggs (aka Leggz of LimbLine) and Wyn Jenkins, both lower limb amputees, will set off on the start of a 200-mile Tandem Challenge down the vertical axis of Wales. They will be riding a tandem kindly provided by County Cycles of Llanelli, Wales, who will… View Article
BADER BRAVES at Calvert Trust

BADER BRAVES at Calvert Trust

We are delighted to announce a brand new Event for the Douglas Bader Foundation BADER BRAVES. Following the success of our Winter Wonderland Weekend in Kielder, we’ve joined forces with the excellent Calvert Trust again but this time at their state-of-the-art Centre in Exmoor. CALVERT TRUST EXMOOR is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the… View Article
Website Information Upgrade

Website Information Upgrade

We are currently in the process up upgrading the information we have on the Website. I’m afraid that checking the many details and addresses etc. takes time so do please bear with us while this is going on. We’d be delighted to hear from anyone with information or contact details etc. that we haven’t already… View Article

Bakers & Larners choose Douglas Bader Foundation as their Charity of the Year for 2011

All at THE DOUGLAS BADER FOUNDATION are extremely grateful to BAKERS & LARNERS for their support and look forward to working together in the year ahead.
Bakers & Larners Choose the Douglas Bader Foundation as their Charity of the Year for 2011

Bakers & Larners Choose the Douglas Bader Foundation as their Charity of the Year for 2011

All at THE DOUGLAS BADER FOUNDATION are extremely grateful to BAKERS & LARNERS  for their support and look forward to working together in 2011
From AccessLegal-Some advice on legal aspects of amputation

From AccessLegal-Some advice on legal aspects of amputation

Suffering an amputation injury following an accident is life changing, and trying to get your health and life back on track can be daunting. How long will your claim take? “You only have one opportunity to settle a personal injury claim” Richard Brett, Team Leader Suffering an amputation injury following an accident is life changing,… View Article
BADER BRAVES "Young Aviators Days" programme now confirmed

BADER BRAVES "Young Aviators Days" programme now confirmed

BADER BRAVES “YOUNG AVIATORS DAYS” The DOUGLAS BADER FOUNDATION now has the confirmed dates and locations of BADER BRAVES Young Aviators Days. We have increased last year’s programme considerably and are delighted to be able to offer 9 of these very popular and successful events for 2011. We have deliberately chosen airfields in different sectors of the British Isles so… 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
The Bader Cup – Latest Results in from Ely City and Aldwickbury Park Golf Clubs

The Bader Cup – Latest Results in from Ely City and Aldwickbury Park Golf Clubs

THE BADER CUP is now recognised to be Europe’s largest National Mixed Golf Tournament and, thanks to the hard work, dedication and support of those involved, annually raises a considerable amount of money for the Douglas Bader Foundation. For more information, please visit The Bader Cup Website. You will find a link at the bottom… View Article
The Bader Cup Golf – Second Week Results Now In

The Bader Cup Golf – Second Week Results Now In

We have now completed the second week of the Bader Cup Regional Finals and two more results are in from Darlington and Pike Hills Golf Clubs played on the 5th and 6th August respectively. Congratulations to Gill and Andy Jones (Workington) who won at Darlington with 43 points and Kate and Denis Thompson (Bedale) who won at Pike Hills… View Article

Bader Braves Young Aviators Days – New Reports

BADER BRAVES is an initiative of the DOUGLAS BADER FOUNDATION (Charity Commission Registration Number:800435) We have now nearly completed the Bader Braves Young Aviators Days programme for 2010 with just one Flying Day left to take place on Saturday 4th September. Reports of the latest events have now been posted on the Douglas Bader Foundation… View Article
The Bader Cup – More Regional Final Results!

The Bader Cup – More Regional Final Results!

The first week of the Bader Cup Regional Finals is completed and two more results are in from Pontypridd and Craythorne Golf Clubs played on the 28th and 29th July respectively. Congratulations to Karen Over and Kevin Nicholson (The Park) and Barbara King and Jack Marris (Whetstone) who will join Pamela and Howard Chamberlain (Pleasington), who won at Birchwood, to play for the prestigious Bader… View Article
The Bader Cup 2010 – Regional Finals have started….

The Bader Cup 2010 – Regional Finals have started….

The Regional Finals of the 2010 BADER CUP, now recognised to be Europe’s largest National Mixed Golf Tournament, have just started and the first results are in. Congratulations to Pamela and Howard Chamberlain from Pleasington who won the Regional Finals at Birchwood Golf Club, Warrington, Cheshire, with 40 points and will now go on to play for the prestigiousBader… View Article
Amputee Teachers Past or Present Wanted by the TES

Amputee Teachers Past or Present Wanted by the TES

We’ve been contacted by Hannah Frankel from the Times Educational Supplement with a request for interview volunteers. The TES is looking for teachers or former teachers who have lost a limb and who would be willing to talk about their experiences for a regular TES column called “The Day My Life Changed”. This looks at… 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

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
IMPORTANT! DBF EVENTS UPDATE

IMPORTANT! DBF EVENTS UPDATE

HADRIAN’S WALL TREK – Friday 25th June 2010. Unfortunately we have had to postpone the Hadrian’s Wall 3 Day Trek. We  will be announcing the new date shortly. Places will be limited and will go fast so please register your interest early and we will contact you. Click HERE for more information. BADER BRAVES: WATER CHALLENGE… View Article

Douglas Bader's Grandson Fundraising Venture

CHARLEY AND LAURA’S VIETNAM FUND-RAISING TRIP I’m very proud and delighted to report that Charley Bickers, step-grandson of  Sir Douglas Bader, will be undertaking an exciting and ambitious fund-raising adventure to raise funds for the Douglas Bader Foundation. On the 22nd May, Charley and his girlfriend, Laura, will set off to Vietnam and follow in… View Article
New Events for Douglas Bader Foundation

New Events for Douglas Bader Foundation

THE DOUGLAS BADER FOUNDATION has several exciting new Events both fund-raising and otherwise planned for this important year – Sir Douglas Bader’s Centenary Year. 15th May: BADER BRAVES Flying Day – Caernarfon 6th June: BADER BRAVES Flying Day – R.A.F. Waddington 13th June: BADER BRAVES Flying Day – Goodwood 19th June: BADER BRAVES Flying Day… View Article
Douglas Bader Foundation chosen by Phil Packer

Douglas Bader Foundation chosen by Phil Packer

Today Phil Packer who suffered severe spinal cord injuries in 2008 and has gone on to raise an amazing £1.3 million for charity, announced his plans to walk the Virgin London Marathon to support 26 charities. TheDouglas Bader Foundation is delighted, extremely grateful and very honoured to be one of this truly inspirational man’s chosen charities…. View Article
DBF Chosen by Phil Packer

DBF Chosen by Phil Packer

Today Phil Packer who suffered severe spinal cord injuries in 2008 and has gone on to raise an amazing £1.3 million for charity, announced his plans to walk the Virgin London Marathon to support 26 charities. The Douglas Bader Foundation is delighted, extremely grateful and very honoured to be one of this truly inspirational man’s… View Article

Sir Douglas Bader – Centenary Birthday Today

Had he lived, the eponymous inspiration of the Douglas Bader Foundation, would have been 100 today. We acknowledge his Centenary Year and feel sure that he would be proud of the new initiatives and Events that the Foundation has in place to honour it. BADER BRAVES, launched on the 10th February, is now up and… View Article

RAF Museum unveils Sir Douglas Bader exhibition at Colindale site

A UNIQUE war hero who battled to serve his country despite losing both his legs is celebrated in an exhibition opening in Colindale today. The RAF Museum’s Sir Douglas Bader Anniversary Exhibition, including medals, letters and log-books, marks 100 years since the famous Wing Commander’s birth and the start of his charity’s latest campaign to… View Article

BADER BRAVES!!! Launch footage from RAF Museum, Hendon

You can see footage of the successful launch of the Douglas Bader Foundation‘s exciting new venture, BADER BRAVES, by clicking on the link below. Once on the British Forces News Website, scroll down to the bottom to see the Douglas Bader clip. Please click HERE for the link.

"BADER BRAVES" IS HERE!!!

JOIN THE TRIBE!! 2010 is the Centenary Year of the birth of Sir Douglas Bader and a very important year for the Douglas Bader Foundation… Today we are very proud to be able to announce our brand new initiative: BADER BRAVES Was created as a joint acknowledgement of  SIR DOUGLAS BADER‘s honourary Chieftainship of a… View Article
DBF Announces Licensing Deals

DBF Announces Licensing Deals

2010, Sir Douglas Bader’s Centenary Year… …is a very important year for the Douglas Bader Foundation. We have several exciting developments planned to mark this auspicious year. One is our first venture into licensing: we have agreements with collectible company 288 Group under their Westminster Press and Casco divisions, agreements with Bradford Exchange and with… View Article
DBF Announces Licensing Deals

DBF Announces Licensing Deals

2010, Sir Douglas Bader’s Centenary Year… …is a very important year for the Douglas Bader Foundation. We have several exciting developments planned to mark this auspicious year. One is our first venture into licensing: we have agreements with collectible company 288 Group under their Westminster Press and Casco divisions, agreements with Bradford Exchange and with… View Article
The Desert Springs "Golf 4 Women" Salver – 2009

The Desert Springs "Golf 4 Women" Salver – 2009

The Desert Springs “Golf 4 Women” Salver Grand Finals were played out during gorgeous weather on the difficult Indiana Course in Spain. Many congratulations to the worthy winners, Heather Patterson and Louise Gaw – it was a hard-fought battle, and to all who took part and made the competition such a success. We are deeply… View Article
Bader Golf – Regional Final Results coming in…

Bader Golf – Regional Final Results coming in…

BADER GOLF comprises of two separate Golf Tournaments, The Bader Cup and The Desert Springs ‘Golf 4 Women’ Salver. Both competitions are organised and run by John Southwick and sponsored by Monarch Airlines, Tivoli Lagos Hotel, Morgado do Reguengo and the Desert Springs Resort and Golf Club. Collectively the Tournaments raise considerable funds and The… View Article
The London 10k Run-A personal achievement by Andy Kneen

The London 10k Run-A personal achievement by Andy Kneen

Andy`s British 10 km run on Sunday 12th July First of all, I hope this article does not put anyone off the idea of doing a 10km run (!), but rather acts as some sort of small incentive to sign up for one next year and raise some funds for the Douglas Bader Foundation. I… View Article
Ray Blackwell – An inspiration

Ray Blackwell – An inspiration

We are very grateful to Ray Blackwell for the following article. Also for the very welcome donation he raised for the Douglas Bader Foundation with his efforts. Thank you, Ray – you’re an inspiration. You would have thought at nearly 71 I would be pursuing more sedate pastimes like gardening etc, instead of crazy things… View Article