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THE FITTING ROOM film project was created by Pegleg Productions in collaboration with the Fitting Room Friends, a group of women amputees from the Prosthetics Rehabilitation Centre at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore.

Funded by a Big Lottery Awards For All grant and directed by Nicola Lane, a member of the Fitting Room Friends, the film sees women amputees share their personal experience of prosthetics and was supported by the Centre’s staff and clinicians.

In February 2013 THE FITTING ROOM film project was shortlisted for the Big Lottery 'Communities in Focus' photo competition. The two selected images represented important aspects of the lives of amputee women explored by Fitting Room Friends during the making of the film. Pictured below is sound recordist Xan Marquez preparing Michelle for her scene saying farewell to the clothes she can no longer wear after her amputation:

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In the image below Sandra steps out - "with friends and family always at my side."

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On July 3rd 2013 the RNOH generously allowed the preview of THE FITTING ROOM to be screened at the Herbert Seddon Teaching Centre on the hospital site. The Fitting Room Friends (pictured below) welcomed  family, friends, staff and clinicians from the Prosthetics Rehabilitation Unit and the RNOH,  professionals from other London hospitals and rehabilitation units, colleagues from Disability Arts organisations, leading charities and many more.

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On June 5th 2014 the premiere public screening of THE FITTING ROOM film took place in the Henry Wellcome Auditorium at the Wellcome Collection:

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This well attended event included RNOH Rehabilitation Consultant Dr. Imad Sedki in conversation with director Nicola Lane, followed by a lively and informative Q&A. The event was made possible through generous support from the Liebreich Foundation and the Douglas Bader Foundation. 

http://www.douglasbaderfoundation.com/

On October 15th 2014 the British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine (BSRM)  screened THE FITTING ROOM film at their annual meeting in Bristol. Fitting Room Friend Jane MacLaren shared the film's insights with an audience of rehabilitation doctors from all over the UK. To read about the BSRM, click on the link below:

https://www.bsrm.org.uk/

In 2015 THE FITTING ROOM project was nominated for the National Lottery Awards 2015: 

"Thank you for the wonderful work that your project does to change lives and improve communities, from everyone at the National Lottery."

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https://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/funding/big-stories/the-fitting-room

www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/awards