Pushing the Boundaries 2014 - Life beyond limb loss

It was a great day at Gloucestershire County Cricket Club on 31 October for our life beyond limb loss event.

This year we were joined by adults who have lost limbs to meningitis and septicaemia, as families from the length and breadth of the country came together for Pushing the Boundaries 2014.

Particular thanks go to Access Sport's Ignite Programme for their fabulous programme for the kids, while the adults took advantage of the incredible line up of the country's top experts in living with limb loss.



Joanna Burton - Clarke Willmott LLP

Accessing community and social care services



Fergus Jepson - Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, Specialist Mobility Rehabilitation Centre

Prosthetics workshop


Nick Crockatt - Meningitis Research Foundation member and ambassador

Prosthetics Workshop


Dr Nelly Ninis - Consultant in General Paediatrics, St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London

After effects or bacterial meningitis and meningococcal disease: how and why?


Rebecca John - Consultant Senior Teaching Fellow in Paediatric Dentistry, University of Bristol

Tooth damage after meningococcal septicaemia


Alisdair Gilbertson - Senior Prosthetist, Ottobock Healthcare

Advances in prosthetics


Amputation Training Day

You may also be interested in the Clarke Willmott Amputation Training Day October 2014

Many thanks to the day's sponsors and exhibitors


We appreciate

  • Julia Williams from Access Sport's Ignite Programme and all the sport coaches for entertaining and inspiring the kids
  • Giulietta Verdon-Roe for the photos
  • All our speakers - Diana Man, Joanna Burton, Nick Crockatt, Fergus Jepson, Fergal Monsell, Alisdair Gilbertson, Nelly Ninis, Rebecca John, Stuart Hall and Hayley Ginn
  • Wendy Eastwood and Shirley Rose from Changing Faces for the workshop
  • Our panellists - Karen Crockatt, Fergus Jepson, Fergal Monsell, Alisdair Gilbertson, and Robert Shepherd

Childhood Amputee Day

See the pictures, presentations and video from Pushing the Boundaries 2013


Joanna Burton















Fergus Jepson



















Nick Crockatt












Dr Nelly Ninis

















Rebecca John















Alisdair Gilbertson