Join us throughout the month of April to raise awareness of limb loss and limb difference. Follow our social media campaign called #GetMoving to raise awareness of the physical health benefits and mental health benefits of engaging in physical activity with a focus on moving more at home, in the office and for children.
There has been a great deal of enthusiasm within the community and everyone is very keen to support this initiative. Working in partnership with LimbPower, Limbless Association, Limbcare, Douglas Bader Foundation, BLESMA, Arctic One, Steps, Reach, Steel Bones and Finding Your Feetnames and with support from organisatopn such as Ability Matters, Dorset Orthopaedics, Limb Solutions, the London Prosthetic Centre, Opcare, Ossur, Ottobock, Pace Rehab, ProActive Prosthetics and the Steeper Group all pledging their support.
“This is not a new idea; the Amputee Coalition of America have been running the campaign for many years. We can all see the potential benefit to our community of raising awareness about being more active. Recently we have seen the charities working much more closely and campaigns such as this have a real chance of raising awareness and supporting our community with useful information and resources to help them build their independence. When we work together we can achieve so much more. It’s going to be an exciting month and we look forward to the feedback”, Kiera Roche – CEO LimbPower.
The campaign will be focusing on the difficulty that many of those living with limb differences face in being active. Not everyone is going to be a Paralympian, so for the majority of us it is important to pay attention to everyday activities and keep moving. This isn’t about sport, it is general tips for staying on the move at home, at work and for our younger friends in every day life. The positive benefits of staying active are well documented and we all know how important it is for a positive and healthy lifestyle, both physically and emotionally.
#GetMoving will be promoted across social media, through newsletters and on websites, with a series of infographics inspiring individuals to move more during their day. Including simple tips to easily incorporate without disrupting everyday life.