Tag Archive: Stoke Mandeville

DBF Continue Support of Games

By David Bickers Douglas Bader Foundation continues its association with the Primary Games. Another fantastic day at Stoke Mandeville organised by LimbPower and WheelPower. Great turn out of families and in awe of the abilities of this varied group of children with disabilities and seeing a number of friendly faces from our Bader Braves events. Good… View Article

Wheelpower Sports Camp – 8th November at Stoke Mandeville Stadium

Herewith information sent by LimbPower about this excellent event, which will take place on the 8th November at the Stoke Mandeville Stadium. You can see the information on the Flyer below and you can also download a Flyer of the event for display or reference by clicking HERE. As advised below, if you’d like to attend… View Article
URGENT! LimbPower Primary and Junior Games postponed

URGENT! LimbPower Primary and Junior Games postponed

We’ve just heard that sadly LimbPower’s Primary & Junior Games which was to be held at Stoke Mandeville Stadium this coming weekend, 4th & 5th October, has had to be postponed. LimbPower took this difficult decision due to the low number of registrations this year. The Games will now go ahead next spring at a… View Article

URGENT! LimbPower Primary & Junior Games postponed

We’ve just heard that sadly LimbPower’s Primary & Junior Games which was to be held at Stoke Mandeville Stadium this coming weekend, 4th & 5th October, has had to be postponed. LimbPower took this difficult decision due to the low number of registrations this year. The Games will now go ahead next spring at a… View Article

GET YOUR SKATES ON – STILL TIME TO REGISTER! LimbPower’s Primary & Junior Games Returns to Stoke Mandeville 4th & 5th October 2014

(Click on the Logo to visit the LimbPower Website)   LimbPower are proud to be holding the fantastic Primary & Junior Games event once again at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, birthplace of the Paralympics. The weekend will introduce young amputees and the young ambulant disabled to a range of sporting activities in a safe, friendly and… View Article
LimbPower's Great New Fun Challenge – THE MANIC MARAFUN! You can't not try it….

LimbPower's Great New Fun Challenge – THE MANIC MARAFUN! You can't not try it….

LIMBPOWER SETS A CHALLENGE WITH A DIFFERENCE – THE MANIC MARAFUN! We’ve all seen and been amazed by the accomplishments of our outstanding athletes over the past year or so, and now LimbPower have decided that there should be a sporting challenge that celebrates the athlete in all of us, no matter how hidden they… View Article

LimbPower’s Great New Fun Challenge – THE MANIC MARAFUN!

LIMBPOWER SETS A CHALLENGE WITH A DIFFERENCE – THE MANIC MARAFUN! We’ve all seen and been amazed by the accomplishments of our outstanding athletes over the past year or so, and now LimbPower have decided that there should be a sporting challenge that celebrates the athlete in all of us, no matter how hidden they… View Article
Latest from PACE: Pioneering prosthetic knee system aids Paralympic hopeful on her road to Rio 2016

Latest from PACE: Pioneering prosthetic knee system aids Paralympic hopeful on her road to Rio 2016

‘Converting Patients into People’ We’re grateful to Scott Richardson of PACE for sending in the following hugely encouraging Press Release. This was scribed by Ottobock in conjunction with PACE and relates to a young female athlete that both have been supporting in her sporting ambitions. ******************************   15 year-old confirms switch to athletics as innovative… View Article

Support for DBF in London Triathlon!

(Please click on the logo above to visit the London Triathlon Website.) The London Triathlon will take place on the 2nd and 3rd August. The event is approaching fast and our DBF representatives will soon be putting their months of training to the test.  The London Triathlon is the world’s biggest and most iconic triathlon,… View Article
PACE Newsletter 22/5/2014 – Helen Chapman Strides Out!

PACE Newsletter 22/5/2014 – Helen Chapman Strides Out!

Press Release – 22nd May 2014 AMPUTEE STRIDES OUT In the few weeks since taking delivery of her vivid pink running prosthesis, forty-six year old leg amputee Helen Chapman, from Walton-on-the-Naize (Essex), has been clocking up the miles and inspiring others. As Helen explains, “To finally have a prosthesis that allows me to run has… View Article

BADER BRAVES Adventure Weekend for Children with Limb Loss

DBF are delighted to announce that we will be holding a BADER BRAVES Adventure Weekend in April for young amputees and children with limb loss. The event will run between the 11th and 13th April and will again be hosted by the fantastic Calvert Trust, Kielder. (Click on the logo to visit the Calvert Trust,… View Article

2 Great Opportunities: Learn to Run and Talent Spotting

We’ve heard from Kiera Roche from LimbPower about the 2 following exciting opportunities. Learn to Run Workshops are free running clinics where leg amputees can learn about running along with relevant information, and Talent Intro, is where those of  you who can already run might be spotted as  Paralympians of the future… As Kiera says: “Not… View Article

A slightly belated report from the Junior Amputee Games

Here’s a report from our own David Bickers who was at the Junior Amputee Games held at Stoke Mandeville on the 15th/16th September. Apologies for the late appearance of this post. *************************  Dear All – This was a great weekend and well attended. Approx 60 children over the two days. Mentors from different sports were… View Article

Huge Success for Junior Amputee Games

(From Enable) LimbPower held the inaugural Junior Amputee Games on 15th/16th September at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, and the lucky young participants were cheered on by their heroes Stef Reid and Gemma Collis fresh from their Paralympic success. Over the two days, 54 children aged between 6 and 18 years old were able to try a… View Article
Leigh Day & Co supported inaugural Junior Amputee Games

Leigh Day & Co supported inaugural Junior Amputee Games

18 September 2012 The Inaugural LimbPower Junior Amputee Games, sponsored by Leigh Day & Co, took place last weekend at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, birthplace of the Paralympics. The event was a great success with children between the ages of 6 and 18 years old participating in a variety of Paralympic sports over two days. The… View Article
Inaugural Primary and Junior Amputee Games!

Inaugural Primary and Junior Amputee Games!

“LimbPower Launches Junior Games at Stoke Mandeville Stadium 15th/16th September 2012″ Following the success of The Amputee Games, now well-established and an important and respected date in the amputee community calendar, LimbPower is launching the Primary and Junior Games. This will take place on the 15th/16th September and Stoke Mandeville Stadium, birthplace of the Paralympics. Here,… View Article

Inaugural Amputee Primary and Junior Games!

“LimbPower Launches Junior Games at Stoke Mandeville Stadium 15th/16th September 2012″ Following the success of The Amputee Games, now well-established and an important and respected date in the amputee community calendar, LimbPower is launching the Primary and Junior Games. This will take place on the 15th/16th September and Stoke Mandeville Stadium, birthplace of the Paralympics…. View Article

LimbPower Junior Games at Stoke Mandeville

LimbPower Launches Junior Games at Stoke Mandeville Stadium – 15th/16th September 2012 Following the huge success of the Amputee Games, LimbPower are excited to announce the dates of the inaugural Primary & Junior Games at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, birthplace of the Paralympics.  This exciting event will introduce young amputees and the young ambulant disabled to… View Article

2012 Amputee Games

It’s back! The 2012 Amputee Games will be held at Stoke Mandeville Stadium over the weekend of the 12th-13th May. This is a fantastic opportunity to try a new sport, meet fellow amputees and have a great time doing so. 12th-13th May 2012 – Amputee Games The 2012 Amputee Games is being held in May… View Article
500 Days to go to the Paralympic Games 2012

500 Days to go to the Paralympic Games 2012

24 May 2011 On the eve of Paralympic Games 2012 in London a reception was held at the British Embassy in Moscow. In May 23, 2011 a reception dated to the celebration of 500 Days to go to the Paralympic Games 2012 in London and opening of the “REHA Moscow International 2011” was held at… 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
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