The Douglas Bader Foundation
'A disabled person who fights back is not disabled... but inspired.'
The Douglas Bader Foundation exists to advance and promote the physical, mental and spiritual welfare of persons who are without one or more limbs, or otherwise physically disabled. It was formed in 1982 by members of Baderâ€™s family and friends, many of whom had flown with Douglas during World War 2.
The Foundation's many achievements include:
- The Douglas Bader Centre at Queen Mary's Hospital, Roehampton; completed in 1993 to support rehabilitation services for amputees.
- The Douglas Bader Grant Scheme has assisted countless disabled individuals and groups throughout the UK to achieve goals in diverse areas ranging from education, the arts, sport and recreation to small businesses.
- The National Help Bureau; a joint initiative between the Douglas Bader Foundation and The Limbless Association.
- The first overseas Bader Walking School at the University Malaya Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur.
- The Limb Loss Legal Panel, which offers free legal advice to amputees in need.
- Bader Challenges; these are designed to encourage disabled people to benefit from undertaking life-changing challenges.
- The Limb Loss Information Centre; an information website for amputees, their families and friends, carers and healthcare professionals. It offers support and information services, and works closely with all organisations that assist and provide services or products to amputees.
- The Amputee Games; enables new amputees to experience the benefits of participation in sport.
To learn more about the Foundation:
Douglas Bader Foundation
45 Dundale Road
Tel/Fax: 01442 826662