Losing a limb is a very traumatic experience, which can affect many aspects of your life. Whilst your physical needs are well catered for, there are a number of other needs that also require attention. Such as information regarding the rehabilitation process, emotional support from those with a similar experience, and help to alleviate any sense of isolation that you may be feeling. To try and address these needs, the Murray Foundation has established this web site to provide some of the information and advice required as you begin to move forward in your new life.
Sir David Murray
"We offer a support service in a friendly and efficient way thereby helping amputees and their families adjust to their new lives."
The Murray Foundation was established by Sir David Murray in 1996 as a support service for those affected by limb loss or absence. Since that time the Foundation has grown significantly in terms of the range of support and advice that we are able to offer.
Susan Shaw Director
The Murray Foundation was awarded The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service (formerly known as The Queen's Golden Jubilee Award) given for outstanding achievement by groups of volunteers who regularly devote their time to helping others in the community and improve the quality of life and opportunity for others whilst providing an outstanding service.
Contents included in the Winter edition are, Counselling Fact Sheet, sporting Prosthetics Conference, Keith In The Cafe, Reach, Ella Swimming Group, Paralympic Rowers, Trans-tibial volunteers required and ELLA Support Group.> more
Unfortunately the Sport & Activity Fun Day scheduled for Saturday 4th June 2011 at Scotstoun Leisure Centre has had to be cancelled. Our apologies for the short notice.> more
Contents included in the Spring edition are, Wheelchair tennis tournament, the Man Behind The Grip,
Study Participants Required,
Sports And Activity Fun Day,
The Murray Foundation Helpline, Living With Limb Loss.> more
In the words of the participants:
"Fantastic well organised day, took part in activities I never thought I could"
"Superb - loved trying things out. Stuff I thought I wouldn't manage but I managed. Great to meet some real chaps - learn't a huge amount"
"Great event, thanks do it again soon. Great for meeting people who can help"> more
The Murray Foundation's Sports and Activity Fun Day in Glasgow for prosthesis users, interested in increasing their physical activity and sports participation. Friends, family, and prosthetics professionals are welcome to come along.> more