On 8th August 2014, Amputees in Action celebrated their 10th Year Anniversary Celebrations at the historic Shaw House in Newbury, Berkshire.
John Pickup, Managing Director of Amputees in Action gave a speech to guests about the company’s achievements over the last 10 years.
He started by defining how Amputees in Action is currently seeing huge demand for providing actors for Film and TV industry.
He spoke about how Amputees in Action has grown the Defence Division with major contract wins for large Defence clients in the UK and Europe. This has resulted in Amputees in Action working with various European military establishments including the MoD.
John highlighted the importance of recent work undertaken by Amputees in Action within the Emergency Services sector, which included in May 2014 supporting the London Fire Brigade in the largest and most comprehensive exercise in its history – a three-day exercise based around a plane crash in the capital. Amputees in Action provided actors and special effects artists to create simulated crush, burns and major trauma injuries. It was a unique opportunity for the blue light services to work together effectively to practice the life-saving skills in realistic scenarios, that would be used should a major incident ever occur.
During the evening it was announced how Amputees in Action are now applying its casualty training simulation expertise to cover extreme working environments. Demonstrating the full extent of their capabilities in a series of workshops, its aim is to desensitise trainees to be able to carry out instinctive procedures in the most horrific of situations, working in isolated areas from deserts to offshore oil and gas platforms.
The Party was a great success and guests included staff, friends, journalists and local MP Richard Benyon. The night included a raffle and honesty bar raising £379.36. This was matched by Amputees in Action making the total £758.72 for the charity ‘Legs 4 Africa’. The money goes towards helping with their next adventure to provide prosthetic limbs to amputees in Africa.
For more information, go to www.amputeesinaction.co.uk