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A New Year’s Inspiration: Josie Pearson

Josie Pearson using our pink general purpose aid to steady herself during competing in discus.

When Active Hands decided to make their general purpose gripping aids in hot pink Josie Pearson sprang to mind as the perfect person to test them out. A gold medal winning Paralympian with a spinal injury, Josie has shown great determination to reach success in a variety of sporting areas! Josie was involved in a head-on car collision in 2003. The accident resulted in her breaking two bones in her neck and suffering permanent spinal damage. Although her legs were paralysed she could still use her arms. Before her accident Josie was a keen horse rider but it was not possible for…

Active Hands on BBC’s Children in Need!

Children in Need Pudsey bear

On Friday 15th November, BBC’s Children in Need raised its highest ever total of £31.1m supporting over 2,600 projects all over the United Kingdom. Featured on the programme was an appeal film, presented by Tom Jones, about Tomos, aged 10, who lives near Newport, south Wales with his mum and dad. Tomos has mild cerebral palsy, epilepsy and is on the autistic spectrum, and has gained his first taste of independence, thanks to the paediatric physiotherapist at Pedal Power in Cardiff who is funded by a grant from BBC Children in Need. Though Tomos himself doesn’t use Active Hands Aids,…

Active Hands Releases new Hot Pink Gripping Aids in support of Breast Cancer Care

 

October is breast cancer awareness month and The Active Hands Company Ltd are joining in the fundraising for Breast Cancer Care with the launch of our hot pink aids. During the next 6 months for each purchase of a pink aid the company will donate £2 to Breast Cancer Care. With your pink aid purchase you will also receive a free pink ribbon pin badge. Pink General Purpose Gripping Aids are available in all 4 sizes: mini, small, standard and large, available from our online shop. But what is the link between Active Hands and a breast cancer charity? It may seem an…

New Product and Great Offer!

 

Active Hands has just launched a brand new product – a stylish drawstring bag in blue and grey. It’s the first item of official merchandise we’ve put on the market with a catchy slogan – “Get a Grip”. Perfect for a trip to the gym with your Active Hands Gripping Aids, the Gym Bag available from our shop and ships worldwide. And, for a limited time only, the new Gym Bag will be given away free with every purchase of a Gym Pack – our popular bundle of three pairs of our aids – AH1, AH3 & AH4. Gym Packs…

Active Hands Offering Help for Heroes

Headley Court crest

In recent years stories of military casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan have been all too common. But equally frequent have been tales of great courage and bravery, especially among those injured in action and recovering back at home. In the UK the charity Help for Heroes has helped to keep the profile of those injured in service high, but what goes on behind the scenes? Over the last 18 months Active Hands has been privileged to work with DMRC Headley Court, assisting with the rehabilitation process for military personnel through demonstrating and developing gripping aids. It’s been an exciting relationship…