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She visited our Offices in Farnborough and met with some of our Trustees and a few of our volunteers officers.

We discussed ways to work together which is a great step forward.

" It was a great opportunity to hopefully forge a closer communication with LA and I truly believe charities should work together to create a better quality of life for all" our Chairman Ray Edwards MBE stated.

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When I made that call a few months ago requesting assistance in locating a new bed that would help me, I was so pleased Limbcare Recycling had one of these in stock.

Thanks for the bed, which was delivered and fitted by Tony.

It has made my life so much easier - I'm not scared of getting in and out of bed anymore, being a bilateral amputee. Life is so much better, thanks to Limbcare and their continued support.

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George is 82 years old and living full-time in a nursing home in Ireland. He has had a very, very hard time for the last 16 years. He was devoted to his wife, who passed away in 2001.

On Good Friday 2002 George went to buy Easter eggs for the grandchildren when he had a massive stroke. He lost the power of speech and how to swallow, but he is very strong and determined. When he left the hospital that August, he had some speech back and was inventing ways to cope. He was able to get around using a scooter and relocated, firstly into a retirement village, and then into the main nursing home building. His daughter bought him a wheelchair, as the scooter was not suitable for indoor use.

In June 2016 George fell heavily - he broke his arm very severely, suffering extensive pain and bruising. He then endured terrible cellulitis around his lower leg due to inactivity. His wheelchair stopped working; various suitable replacements were recommended - however there was no funding available. George was now pushing himself in a regular chair with one arm, with his leg tied on by a bandage - it was disgraceful.

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The Limbcare team were very proud to support Frimley Park Hospital User Group on Tuesday 14th March, bringing amputees, their families, friends and carers together. It was wonderful meeting other amputees and sharing their stories and issues - this is a monthly meeting and hopefully more will attend. Well done Tracey Craig for organising this and the refreshments.

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Following recent press and TV coverage, we are very fortunate to have a container based in Yateley and two garages in Sandhurst and Blackwater to assist in our recycling service. Thank you to Michael Gray, Tony Watson and Suzanne Wells for their kind donation.

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With TV coverage and the local press our charity has had an offer from Wilky group who own Westmead House in Farnborough and they have kindly donated an office suite which is a fabulous gift, as our charity would have been made homeless on March 24th. We move into our new offices on Tuesday 21st March - Limbcare, Suite 3C, Westmead House, Westmead, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 7LP. Our number is still 0800 052 1174.

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Well, all problems come in threes but now we can say that, again with the help of the local press, Eden Motor Group in Camberley have kindly donated a Vauxhall Vivaro van for our charity to continue the great work we do in collecting unwanted mobility aids and assisting amputees and limb impaired in the UK. We hope to get delivery of this van within a couple of weeks. Thank you to Mark Clifton, General Manager, Eden Motor Group.

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Would you like to save money on your house hold bills and raise money for Limbcare. Utility Warehouse is supporting our charity.

If you call them on 0800 131 300 and state appeal number L73572

or visit their website www.utilitywarehouse.co.uk

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Joanne Adams and Ray Edwards had a wonderful evening at the Gang Show last night, held at the Wilde Theatre Bracknell. Great entertainment and we were both looked after so well by the organising team.

Ray and Jo were invited up onto the stage to receive a cheque for the magnificent total of £700. Ray said a few words of thanks and spoke about the good work Limbcare does.

Thank you very much for all your kind donations.

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Ray knows the frustration caused by not being able to feed yourself. We then worked with an engineer to come up with a prototype.

This was the first time he was able to feed himself. What a very emotional day for him, Ray and the rehab team.