Prosthetic and Orthotic Awards


Recognising the outstanding achievements of the limb loss community
Celebrating European Limb Loss Day

The Limbless Association is looking for nominations for this year’s Prosthetic and Orthotic Awards that will coincide with European Limb Loss Day, Wednesday 3 December. The annual Awards that were successfully re-launched last year, recognises the outstanding contributions and achievements in the Limb-loss and Healthcare Communities. Nominations are open to amputees of any age, with a civilian or military background and to health care professionals who work within the prosthetic and orthotic industry. The award categories for 2014 are:

User Awards:

Award for Inspiration – awarded to a person with limb-loss who has made a significant contribution to other users over the past year.
User Group Achievement – a patient Support Group or User Group that has made a significant contribution to patients within its local area.
Inspirational Wheelchair User – awarded to a person who is deemed to be an inspiration to other wheelchair/special seating users.
Sam Gallop Lifetime Award – awarded to a person with limb-loss who has made a significant contribution to the limb-loss community over many years.

Professional Awards:

Outstanding Service by an individual Professional – awarded to a healthcare professional who has demonstrated outstanding service to people with limb-loss.
DSC Achievement – awarded to a Disablement Services Centre or Limb-Fitting Centre that has demonstrated the highest level of care and service to patients over the last year.
Prosthetic or Orthotic Product Innovation – awarded to the prosthetic or orthotic product that has been most innovative and impressive over the last year.

Fundraising and Events Manager Ed Pearce said “The Awards celebrate the amazing achievements of the amputee community. I am sure that the judges will have a difficult job in choosing the most inspirational stories. This year’s sponsor, Slater & Gordon Lawyers, have organised some guest speakers and for the awards to be presented by some high profile amputees.”

The deadline for applications is 1st November 2014 and the top two nominees from each category will be invited to attend the Awards Ceremony on the 3rd December at London South Bank University where the winner will be revealed.

If you would like to nominate an inspirational amputee or an outstanding health care professional who has gone above and beyond your expectation, visit or contact Fundraising and Events Manager Ed Pearce on 01245 216 673 or email him at

The Limbless Association is a national charity for individuals with limb loss, their family and careers. Our aim is to enable all amputees to achieve rehabilitation and independence in hospital, home, education, employment and the community. To find out more about the Limbless Association please visit

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