Stewarts were pleased to co-sponsor the 2018 LimbPower Games which took place at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Buckinghamshire on the weekend of the 19 to 20 May 2018.
The LimbPower Games is an annual event open to individuals of all ages who have acquired amputation, acquired limb impairment, congenital limb absence, and limb difference.
The games aims to enable those attending to trial new sports in a friendly and supportive environment helping them to learn new skills, share ideas, develop confidence and improve their physical and psychological well-being.
The games took place over a two day period and gave participants the opportunity to trial a large selection of sporting activities including: Archery, cricket, badminton, cycling, dancing, tennis, wheelchair Basketball, fencing, canoeing, golf, Snooker and shooting.
Participants were able to trial the sports on Saturday and on Sunday there were workshops on Nordic Walking, Cycling and Athletics.
This year, for the first time, there were running, and gym and fitness clinics, with a view to helping attendees improve their general fitness levels.
Also new this year, alongside the sporting events, was a dance workshop that featured classes in Latin, ballroom, belly dance and street dance.
Staff of the LimbPower and sponsors were also encouraged to participate and Nichola Fosler and Victoria Oliver, of our Personal Injury team, took the opportunity to have a go at some of the sports.
The event was a great success and Stewarts looks forward to continue supporting this fantastic event in the future.
LimbPower is a national charity which launched in 2009 providing sporting opportunities and art based activities for people with amputation. In July 2014 LimbPower became a National Disability Sports Organisation, sitting alongside Wheelpower, Cerebral Palsy Sport (CP Sport), Dwarf Sport, British Blind Sport (BBS), UK Deaf Sport, Mencap Sport and Special Olympics Great Britain (SOGB).
For more information on LimbPower please visit their website.
Life Beyond Injury
Through their support for people with amputations, encouraging participation in sport and art based activities, LimbPower supports injured people enjoy life beyond injury.
At Stewarts we teamed up with four clients who have suffered catastrophic injuries to tell their ‘Life Beyond Injury’ stories. Please visit the Life Beyond Injury webpage to see their stories.
We hope that by sharing these stories, newly injured people can see that with the right support they too can overcome adversity to lead full and active lives.