The Douglas Bader Foundation


About us

The Douglas Bader Foundation exists to advance and promote the physical, mental and spiritual welfare of persons who are born without or have lost one or more limbs, or are otherwise physically disabled.

The Douglas Bader Foundation was formed in honour of Sir Douglas Bader in 1982 by family and friends – several of whom had flown side by side with him during World War 2. Douglas Bader was honoured in 1976 with a Knighthood for his work on behalf of the disabled.

A disabled person who fights back is not disabled….but inspired Group Captain Sir Douglas Bader

This is the maxim that our charitable foundation, established in Sir Douglas Bader’s name immediately following his death in 1982, uses as the fundamental precept of its work. In order to help more people living with disabilities, we extended our remit to include support in relevant circumstances to adults and children who suffer from a diagnosed mental health issue.

"Help us to help them" Group Captain Sir Douglas Bader

© 2020 Douglas Bader Foundation | Charity Commission Registration Number:800435

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