Personal injury team celebrates social hub for amputees and their families
Jenny Buchanan and Mark Bowman said they were extremely pleased with the success of the first informal central London meeting hub organised for amputees and their families in association with the Limbless Association (LA). Fieldfisher is a panel firm for the charity and regularly supports and attends fundraising events.
The hub, billed as the chance to freely discuss the practicalities of living with limb loss, share experiences and advice and to eat cake is one of a series of events organised by the LA around the county.
Clifton Henry, pictured, an ambassador for the LA and former client, was central to the event, which included a taster yoga session designed for amputees. He described the Connect and Support hub as 'vital sessions' for amputees, family and friends to connect. "The sessions are informal and offer great support for sharing each other's experience."
Jenny said she was particularly delighted to see three or four former clients who met during their rehab have since also created a social support network.
"In your darkest times following catastrophic injury, it's vital not to feel isolated and alone. These hubs are a fantastic way for people to access support and information. It was so nice to see people sharing tips and advice and for some just providing an opportunity to get to know one another over coffee and a cake (or two). Following today's success, we're already planning and excited about the next one."