Two weeks ago we pressed launch on our Open Bionics ‘Go Fund Me‘ campaign for Tommy and Lottie to get a Hero arm which we called ‘Can you give us a hand?’ We had no way of knowing how long it would take us to get £25,000 but if you’ve read previous blogs you will know why it was so important to us. We were … Continue reading Thank you for giving us a hand…
It’s been almost a week since we launched our go fund me campaign ‘can you give us a hand’ in order to raise money for Tommy and Lottie to each have a Bionic arm . Link to our Go fund me site To say it has been an emotional week is a bit of an understatement- we now have £8,855 toward our total of £25,000 … Continue reading Can you give us a hand – week one
Children have a innate thirst for knowledge and understanding. That’s not me quoting science or research. That’s me as a very tired grandma (mama) who has spent lots of happy hours with two of her grandchildren this Easter. I have answered questions ranging from ‘what does several mean? What does an Octopus eat and where has Granddad Jim actually gone? ‘(my dad aka Granddad Jim … Continue reading Things I would like you to know …
Having been suddenly plunged into a world of remote learning once again, my son was asking this morning how he could help my grandchildren. Many grandparents like myself are part of a support bubble and may also be anxious about how they can support so I thought I’d just share a few ideas to use with young children. None of these are rocket science and … Continue reading Learning in Lockdown
When this is all over … This Is Tommy’s refrain at the minute. Our conversations via FaceTime are discussions about what he’s been doing balanced with what he wants to do ‘when this is all over.’ I think many of us are feeling like that – what WILL happen in the future what will our new normal look like? More to the point what are … Continue reading When this is all over …
I make no apologies for once again asking everyone to support us. I know if you follow LimbBo foundation on social media you will know that our ‘board of smiles’ is our inspiration, the look on the faces of our children when they receive their arms or bikes is what keeps us going. Many of you have supported us with donations, time, spreading the word, finding … Continue reading LimbBo foundation – can you support us?
I’m a trustee for LimbBo foundation – you can see all about our work here – We support children like my grandson #TommyD who were born with a limb difference. Yesterday was one of those days that reaffirm your faith in human nature. Barnsley Live had chosen us to be their charity for 2019. What a day! We met so many amazing people, from our … Continue reading Barnsley Live Support LimbBo Foundation
…it’s messy, overgrown and deliberately left wild in places. It contains lots of what some people would call weeds but I love. Lots of dandelions, daisies, vetch. My pots are a random collection of old teapots, jugs, battered pots from previous years. My grandchildren love it – it’s full of snails, caterpillars and butterflies. They have their own magnifying glasses, binoculars (or goggles as LJ … Continue reading My garden is my sanctuary
Some people don’t like me and some people do. What a philosophical approach to life. Even more amazing when you realise this sentiment is from a four year old. We have always encouraged Tommy to be positive about his ‘little arm’ – it’s not a disability it just means he has to find different ways of approaching the world at times. He followed this statement by … Continue reading Find your person
I’m not sure it’s the norm for a teacher with over 30 years experience to be overwhelmed by a school, but this morning I wandered through a truly magical school where every inch of the corridors and learning spaces was a testament to thought, love and curiosity. It felt like a comfort blanket of everything I hold dear in Education. It’s a good job I … Continue reading Just proper magical!