Pushing the Boundaries 2014

31 October 2014, Bristol Pavilion Gloucestershire County Cricket Club



Life beyond limb loss


Back by popular demand - our successful event for people with amputations due to septicaemia and meningitis. It’s a unique opportunity to come together, share experiences and get support and advice from experts.

The day promises to be both fun and informative with sporting activities running alongside talks and workshops about issues specific to amputation as a result of septicaemia and meningitis.

Open to UK patients and their families, a small bursary fund is available to help with travel expenses for those who need it. Contact us before 29 August for details.

Highlights include:
  • Personal and inspiring stories from Paralympian athletes
  • Interactive sessions:
    • Learn how to get the best out of NHS prosthetic provision
      from an expert panel including consultants in rehabilitation medicine, prosthetists, orthopaedic and plastic surgeons
    • Learn new skills and feel more confident as a parent about managing some of the challenges of living with a different
      appearance from expert charity Changing Faces
  • Presentations about meningococcal disease and its after effects specifically addressing bone, skin and tooth damage
  • Prosthetic demonstrations from leading providers
  • An opportunity to meet other families and our charity’s staff
Plus a variety of specialist coaching for amputee accessible sports by Access Sport’s Ignite programme including Football, Sitting volleyball, Boccia, Tennis, Cricket and more.

See last year's event

Special thanks to our sponsor Clarke Willmott.LLP



Alison Pack

Alison Pack

Hi, I’m Alison and I’m looking after this event.

If you've got a question, want to know more or would like to come along, call me on 01454 280419 or email me
Pictures from last year's event

Robbie Jones contracted meningococcal disease at 21 months resulting in his left leg being amputated below the knee, the right leg above the knee and the loss of fingers on his left hand.