Amputee Society
 Canterbury & Westland Inc

Amputee Society | Canterbury & Westland

Welcome to the Amputee Society of Canterbury & Westland website.

Our aims:

    "To support amputees to live a full and active life".

This site has been developed to provide comprehensive information for all amputees on a wide range of topics.

We would love to hear from you!  If you have relevant news or information that we could post here on our website, please contact us.

Mark Bruce

Life Members:

Photo of the Life members           Photo of Rod Boyce     Photo of Liz Rogers
Raymond Newton 1987 Deceased,  Heather Plows 2008,     Rod Boyce 2013      Liz Rogers 2013
Rachel White 2005,   and "Ray Boundy 1996 Deceased".

Charles Le Cren Date unknown,   Clarence Barwick 1984,   Betty Goulden 1987,  
Lorraine Wyse TBC,   


Members Page

The   Members Page   is a page for members to post Items for sale, extra equipment that they are not using and may wish to sell, or make available to other members and for any other items of interest. Please email Joanne at   if you wish to post any items on this page.

If you are having problems with the link to send us an email . Please just email the SecretaryEileen Popplewell at the following Email address:

GIAG (Give it a Go)

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Above are "Anna Grimaldi, Holly Robinson and Sir Jerry Mateparae"

This a youth based programme for young people aged 16-30 that brings together people suffering from limb loss from all over NZ and runs alongside the annual conference of the Amputees Federation of NZ in March/April every year. This event has been described by previous participants as, eye opening, life changing, fun, exhilarating and a chance to connect with some fantastic young people where new friendships are made and old acquaintances renewed.

Funding is available to those interested and we would encourage you to seriously consider putting your name forward to be part of this wonderful event. Membership to your local amputee society is a pre-requisite and those attending only have to pay for their meals, all other costs are covered.
This is a link to a pdf for the GIAG 2017

image of Morgan Jones                    

This is a link to an article about Morgan Jones Life of independence

Have you been using an upper limb prosthesis? - Research participation request.

For more information please click on the link to access the pdf advertisment for this research.

Andrew Hodrien PhD research advertisment document

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