Steps is the national charity working for all those whose lives are affected by childhood lower limb conditions, and every week dozens of families turn to them for advice, guidance and support. By providing a sympathetic ear, clear information and helpful advice, combined with the reassurance of years of experience, their aim is to help families to find the best way forward following a diagnosis of a childhood limb condition. Whether it's the early weeks or months of a child's life, during, or after treatment that a problem has been identified, Steps are there to offer support to those families. They believe that a child with a limb condition should be able to live a fulfilled life, and do their very best to make sure that happens.

Did you know...

They are a small national charity relying solely on donations and fundraising.They were formed in 1980, meaning they have almost forty years of experience. The founder of Steps, Sue Banton, was awarded an MBE in recognition of her personal contribution to the vital services provided by Steps.

What makes Steps different

They are the only charity dedicated to improving the lives of, and supporting the families of children who have been diagnosed with a childhood limb injury or condition. No other charity covers the same ground as them, and their efforts go into helping affected children achieve their maximum potential.

Other ways to support

You could organise an event to help support the work of Steps. Alternatively, perhaps you could organise something with your work colleagues or company that could be beneficial for all. And, if you're looking to give your time, there are plenty of volunteering opportunities at Steps, particularly for their outreach work, awareness raising, and fundraising. Whatever you do, your help makes a huge difference to children affected by limb conditions as well as their families, in some very challenging situations and circumstances. Click here to find out more about how you can support Steps.


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