Amputation Foundation Visit – April 2022

Calvert Trust Lakes

Calvert Trust Lakes Trip April 2022

The Amputation Foundation is a charity, that not only assists amputees but also medical professionals in their work to give new amputees the best start, following amputation. The charity was started by two unique guys from two totally different backgrounds, one military personnel, Andy Reid, who was blown up in Afghanistan and one civilian, Stephen Cruse, who was injured in a major road traffic accident.  Andy and Stephen met entirely by chance in October 2010 in Auckland Sky Tower, New Zealand, as they were both there for different reasons and both only in Auckland city for the one day. On meeting each other they soon realised they lived only 10 minutes’ drive away from each other back home in England, and since then they have become good friends and meet regularly to discuss how they can make a difference to people like themselves that haven’t gained the experience, knowledge and life skills that they have. Here’s what they had to say about their most recent visit:

“This weekend we took another group of amputees to the absolutely fabulous Calvert Trust Lakes site in Keswick, Lake District.

We do several of these trips each year and each year the attendees blow us away with their attitudes, determination, achievements and their inspiration to others.

This year was no exception, with many attendees joining us for the first time.

We usually have a number of returning visitors, simply because once you’ve been and experience the Calvert Trust you’re hungry to do it again, but this year we wanted as many new people to experience it as possible.”


You can read some of the testimonials from our visitors below:

It’s been so lovely to meet you all and hopefully meet again at some point. I have had a really lovely time and certainly pushed myself this weekend. Thank you for the fantastic opportunity. Safe journey home everyone 🥰 x

Thank you everyone. Loved it, some much love and a togetherness. We’ll meet again, pls we just have to make it happen. 🤣🥰🤩 – John

Am home safe and sound what a weekend absolutely brilliant am so honoured to meet so many amazing new people thank you everyone for making it a excellent memorable weekend xx

I had a fantastic time with you all and it was humbling to me, to meet such inspirational people and had such a good laugh 🙏❤️