Stephen is a bilateral below knee amputee. He was the victim of a major road traffic accident in Australia in 2008, he has gone on to use walking prostheses, running prostheses, swimming prostheses, driving a car, riding a motorbike, cycling and has pushed and developed a small amputee user group into a local award winning charity.
Stephen created a non-profit Community Interest Company called Amputation, Inspiration and Motivation CIC (AIM) along with Andy Reid and Jackie Palmer, inspiring and motivating people of all walks of life through inspirational and motivational presentations. Stephen also runs a small property business and has founded this charity (Amputation Foundation).
56, married with 1 daughter.
Over 15 years experience in the charitable sector however, everyday is a school day.
Currently sit as the Chair of AF with a clear objective to establish a solid foundation that will withstand growth and development.
Working closely with Founder Steve and the team on trying to build his ” vision”.
Set up an Ambassador role for 8 outstanding and committed Amputee’s, and early signs are very positive.
My main duties are my 5 principles,
1….Make AF safe.
2….Create absolute clarity
3….Development of consistency
( all stolen from my clever friend)
Previously was a Physical Education officer in HM Prison service, 16 years.
Played semi pro rugby for 5 different clubs, Salford, London, Doncaster, Carlisle, Barrow in a career spanning 16 seasons, pre – Superleague.
Retired at 52 after a disastrous trip to Barrow when I played against my ex colleagues sons !!!!
Self confessed ” petrol head” wasting huge amounts of money on piles of rust !!!
Pretty laid back on most things however, can occasionally get on my ” soap box” and my ” White Night” syndrome stands out!
Have a love of the outdoors which seems to unite me with incredible people.
Hospital Liaison Officer (HLO)
My name is Tony I am a right leg above knee amputee, I had my amputation in 2009 due to blood clots. For many years I was a service user of the amputation foundation. AF made such a big difference in my life I started volunteering until the opportunity came up to join the team as the HLO. I am the first contact for amputees and their families answering questions and queries via the phone and Email. Also my roll as HLO is to contact and create relationships with hospital and prosthetic centres to allow us to visit amputees (pre and post amputation) on the hospital wards. Once a relationship with the ward staff is put in place we can then go and visit amputees in hospital wards to offer support and advice and to let them know life goes on and we are there to help Whenever needed. I am very grateful for what this charity did for me and feel blessed that maybe I can do the same for other people. I find the work very rewarding and truly believe we can and do help amputees and their family.
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