Raise Awareness of Upper Limb Difference
Reach supports children and young adults with upper limb differences, please help us raise awareness of Upper Limb Difference during the national month of Limb Loss & Limb Difference Awareness Month – April.
Many members of the Limb Difference community tell us that it is lack of awareness and ignorance that causes most problems. Lack of awareness can result in bullying, name calling and generally making the child or young adult feel isolated and alone.
We live in an ableist society in which even the simplest everyday task can discriminate. Tying up shoelaces or peeling a potato are both two-handed tasks that many would deem mundane whilst for others it can be a challenge to overcome.
We all do things differently and in our own way, which is great, so now is the time to challenge yourself and walk in somebody’s else shoes.
Inclusion takes from no one, and benefits everyone.
‘Walk in My Shoes’ Challenge
Get sponsors or gather donations to do the following (any other ideas are welcome), E.g., £2 per task or £8 for all 5. OR if people are feeling generous £5 per task (whatever works for you!)
- Tie shoelaces
- Zip up a jacket
- Button up a shirt
- Open a packet of crisps
- Peel a fruit or vegetable
Or for younger children, putting a sock on, doing up buttons, pulling up trousers, catching a ball, eating your snack
Tag Reach in your posts or email mailto:email@example.com and we can share for you.
Let’s Raise Awareness, Celebrate and Educate
Reach can send you posters/leaflets, donations buckets or tins, and a power-point presentation that talks about Reach and the work we do with the upper Limb Difference community.
Please feel free to ask questions or ask for resources to help raise awareness of upper limb difference.
Online (Downloadable) resources
- Reach LimbLoss & Limb Different details
- Reach Sponsor Form
- Fundraising Toolkit 2022
- A-Z of Fundraising! 2022
- Congenital Hand Difference leaflet (2)
- Stay in Contact – Public social media pages
- Reach childrens stories
- Reach overview 2022 final