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On Sunday 29 May 2016 in deepest Oxfordshire, intrepid teams of five took on the challenge of a sponsored interactive treasure hunt.
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Guy's Big Brew campaign 2016 raises best yet for research
In early 2009 Dan Eley was travelling in Colombia after having spent two years as a youth worker for children’s charities in Central America.
East Sussex Pupils at Wargrave House, Eastbourne College organised a 24 hour Indoor Rowathon on Saturday 6th February 2016 in which 60 boys rowed for 10 minute slots at a time.
Spinal Research supporter Lolly Mack is taking on her latest incredible challenge to raise funds for Spinal Research by cycling the distance from London to Paris on a Function Electrical Stimulatio
I would like to thank you personally for all the generous support you have provided to Spinal Research.
During his lifetime our Patron, Bill Shand Kydd, played a significant role in bringing
new people to Spinal Research with his derring-do, awareness-raising and energetic fundraising.
Thank you to everyone who used #SCIAware and liked or shared our posts over the month of May.
This week is National Volunteer Week and we’d like to take this opportunity to thank all our amazing volunteers for their time, hard work and everything they have done for Spinal Research over the
“Every eight hours someone in the UK finds out that they may never walk again as a result of a spinal cord injury.”
This time last year, Paul Fairhurst and Gregory Burns were gearing up for the trek of a lifetime across the Indian province of Ladakh.
Spinal Research are delighted to be one of two charity partners for the Jeremy Kyle 2015 Golf Classic to be held on 9thJune.
Spinal Research is now part of the ‘Remember a Charity’ legacy consortium; a group of over 140 charities working together to encourage more people to consider leaving a charitable gift in their Wil
Long standing supporter Paul Stewart awarded with Spinal Research Outstanding Impact Award for Fundraising and Awareness Building
On Sunday 15th March 2015, Dr Mark Bacon, Executive and Scientific Director of Spinal Research presented long standing supporter Paul Stewart with the Spinal Research Outstanding Impact Award for F
Thanks to our patron Jason Leonard for supporting our research.
A big thank you to all our amazing volunteers who gave up their Valentine’s Saturday to come along and collect for Spinal Research at Waterloo train station, London.
On 11th January 2015 the New Captain of Wanstead Golf Club, John Rouse had his Captain’s Drive In.
The prize in this year’s raffle held at the Spinal Research Dressage Competition at Arena UK was a jumping lesson with leading Irish show jumper Billy Twomey. The winner was Jess Baugh and she is
This August, Spinal Research supporter James Griffiths became the first UK rider to complete the epic Tour of the Dragon bike ride – a 255 kilometer mountain bike race over 4 mountain passes in the
Our Executive and Scientifc Director, Dr Mark Bacon, has bravely taken on a nomination to do the Ice Bucket Challenge, the latest charity donation craze sweeping the nation!
This July, long-time supporter George Eyles completed Le Tour de Mont Blanc to raise funds for Spinal Research – just one of many incredible challenges he has taken on for the charity since recover
“When I was 25 I suffered a spinal cord injury in a freak accident on a catamaran whilst on holiday in Barbados.
Back in June, the team at Spinal Research decided to take on a challenge – by the time the World Cup tournament ends, we aimed to have collectively covered a distance of 1,000 miles and raised £1,0
Have you ever wondered what life is like in the snow covered Arctic? Join us for this amazing new challenge in January 2015 and find out for yourself!
A £10 million prize was launched to solve one of the greatest scientific problems facing the world today.
The team at Spinal Research have decided to take on a challenge – by the time the World Cup tournament ends, we aim to have collectively covered a distance of 1,000 miles and raised £1,000 for Spin
The first kick of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil will be taken by a paraplegic man wearing a revolutionary ‘thought-powered’ exoskeleton suit.
If you’ve ever dreamed of cycling the Tour de France, this could be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for!
We have guaranteed running places, allowing you to join more than 54,000 people on the start line for the 2014 Bupa Great North Run.
In June 2011 a cycling accident left Paul Fairhurst with a C5/6/7 spinal cord injury – paralysed and with almost no sensation from the shoulders down. Paul says;
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This Spinal Injuries Awareness Day, Friday 16th May 2014, you can help us to Bring Bel Hope.
Bel was just eight years old when she fell from a climbing frame.
Charities join forces for Spinal Cord Injuries Awareness Day on 16th May 2014
A dramatic helicopter rescue in the eye of a severe Arctic storm signalled the end to the hopes and dreams of the Turner Twins’ polar expedition last night.
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The first steps of the 2014 Turner Twins’ Expedition to the Greenland polar ice cap have been broadcast by BBC South West’s Spotlight programme.
You can watch it here
The Turner Twins have begun their 340 trek across the polar ice cap.
Last night the Turner Twins flew out to Copenhagen, then on to Greenland in preparation for their trek across the polar ice cap to begin early next week.
Chatty man, Alan Carr, comedian extraordinaire, met the Turner Twins live on national television and helped them choose which twin will wear 100 year old Shackleton gear for their forthcoming Green
Dr Ruth McKernan CBE has accepted Spinal Research’s invitation to become a Patron for the charity. Dr McKernan previously served as a Trustee for Spinal Research and is Chief Scientific Officer fo
7pm on Thursday 3rd April : Hugo and Ross are due to appear tonight alongside “chatty man” Alan Carr on BBC TV’s One Show. The twins will be talking about their forthcoming fund-raising trek acr
Our latest Connections newsletter is available online. In our Spring/Summer issue you will read about the year past and the year ahead.
Having rowed the Atlantic as their first epic challenge on our behalf, the Turner Twins are ‘putting
Last Sunday over 60 runners took part in the Wilmslow Half Marathon for Spinal Research. They have raised over £19,000 so far, if you would like to support them please go to
Road racing legend and television star, Guy Martin, asks us all to join him once again in enjoying a mug of Britain’s favourite hot drink while raising money for a fantastic cause.
The Brighton Marathon is the newest marathon on the block. Now in its fifth year, it’s proved to be extremely popular, with businesses and the community alike getting fully behind it.
She’s done it! Spinal Research supporter Lolly Mack has completed her challenge to cycle the distance from LA to Las Vegas on a Function Electrical Stimulation (FES) bike.
Spinal Research supporter Lolly Mack has taken on a new year challenge – to cycle the distance from LA to Las Vegas on a Function Electrical Stimulation (FES) bike.
Spinal Research is delighted to announce that International event rider and Olympic team silver medallist, Nicola Wilsonwill be joining Mary King, Nick Skelton, Claire Lomas, Francis Whittington an
Looking for inspiration for a Valentine’s Day gift? Our Spinal Research Hiho Silver bracelet will be the perfect present.
A Kent soldier who narrowly escaped paralysis when he broke his back during a parachute jump is running the London Marathon for Spinal Research to help fellow soldiers and others who have been para
An exciting challenge which includes legendary climbs made famous by the Tour de France, you’ll need to be a serious cyclist with unending stamina and determination to complete this extreme ride!
We need your help!
Have you had a spinal cord injury? Has a close member of your family or friend had one?
Too many riders are paralysed each year doing what they love.
You could be the proud owner of the AGV Motocross helmet that Guy Martin wore when he raced with Valentino Rossi at his ranch earlier this year.
Local grandmother and Ex-premier league footballer Stewart Castledine leads fundraisers in a Santa collection for Spinal Research in Twickenham.
In August 2013, supporter Clare Twemlow took part in what is classed as the world’s longest and toughest horse race – The Mongol Derby – to raise vital funds for Spinal Research.
In June 2011 a cycling accident left Paul Fairhurst with a C5/6/7 spinal cord injury and he was determined to recover from this devastating injury.
Ride Out for Spinal Research Ambassador Guy Martin talks about tea, sideburns and his support for Spinal Research and The Big Brew. In his film, Guy pledges to give £3 a month to our work and asks
On 6th November 2013 Paul Stewart held a celebration event to say thank you to all those that supported and donated to his successful IronSpine Challenge.
Earlier this month Paul Stewart was featured on the BBC World Service talking about his injury and his IronSpine challenge.
Our supporters Nielson Webber (who ran 7 marathons in 7 days for us) and Carly Taylor (who is paralysed) were featured on Surprise Surprise earlier this month.
Despite torrential rain all afternoon, the 23rd Charity Race Day in aid of Spinal Research was a resounding success.
Caroline Wareing, a paralysed horse rider, is taking on a gruelling challenge to cycle from the Tower of London to Blackpool Tower in just five days with five friends.
Ride Out for Spinal Research Ambassador Phil Armes should be the first paraplegic to ride a solo machine, unaided, around the Manx TT course today.
Turn your belief and hopes into a research reality.
On Friday 17th May, Spinal Injuries Together, a grouping of the UK’s five major spinal cord injury charities, will be raising awareness of the life-changing effects of spinal cord injury through na
Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and able to raise money for groundbreaking research! You too can possess extraordinary fundraising powers!
Inspirational fundraiser Claire Lomas has completed her second extraordinary challenge this spring to raise vital funds for research into spinal cord repair.
Claire Lomas completes her epic hand bike challenge tomorrow 13th May in London. The finish will be at the London Eye and we would love for you to join us as we wave her on to the end.
Guy Martin’s Big Brew – Charity tea-drinking event brewing nicely for 2013!
Inspirational fundraiser Claire Lomas has today set off on her 400-mile hand cycle challenge across the heart of the country to raise money for research into spinal cord repair.
Spinal Research supporter Matt Hampson speaks about spinal cord injury on Channel 4’s Embarrassing Bodies
Former English Rugby Union prop Matt Hampson was last night featured on Channel 4’s Embarrassing Bodies to highlight the realities of living with a spinal cord injury.
Last January, a team of four young men completed an epic challenge that saw them row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic ocean to raise money for UK charity Spinal Research.
Each year, Spinal Research awards Nathalie Rose Barr studentships to young scientists in the field of spinal cord repair.
On 16th January 2012, four friends completed their epic challenge that saw them row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic ocean to raise money for Spinal Research.
Does your horse or pony have star quality? Do you fancy yourself as the next David Bailey? Then why not enter Spinal Research’s competition to find the next Christmas card star?
Congratulations to Spinal Research supporter Claire Lomas who has won the Helen Rollason Award for Inspiration at the Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Awards 2012.
Thank you to all our supporters and guests for another successful race day at Wetherby. This was the 22nd running of the event and over £15,000 was raised bringing the total raised to over £400,00
Olympic gold medallist Nick Skelton has become an Ambassador for our Saddle Up for Spinal Research campaign, the rider-dedicated arm of the charity.
Olympic cross-country silver medallists Opposition Buzz and rider Nicola Wilson will be meeting fans at this year’s Spinal Research charity race day at Wetherby on the 17th October.
Goodwood Racecourse’s annual Celebrity Ladies’ Charity Race has raised an amazing £100,000 for Spinal Research.
On Sunday 7th October 2012 thousands of runners (and several celebrities!) turned out on a lovely Autumn day to take on the challenge of running the most beautiful and greenest half marathon in Lo
Spinal Research supporter Claire Lomas last night won the Inspirational Fundraiser Award at this year’s Inspiration Awards for women.
Extraordinary fundraisers “the Codgers” have this week completed their challenge of trekking from the Mediterranean to the Adriatic through the Alps.
The winners of our 2011 and 2012 Big Brew competitions met Ride Out supporter Guy Martin at the International Steve Henshaw Gold Cup Road Races on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th September 2012.
Thank You All for Your Hard Work, Effort & Support!
Spinal Research supporters Claire Lomas and Melanie Reid have been nominated in the ‘Inspirational Fundraiser’ and ‘Most Aspirational’ categories respectively at this year’s Inspiration Awards for
This week a group of five 70-something men, known as “the Codgers”, will cross the daunting passes of the Dolomites into Venice to raise vital funds for Spinal Research.
Calling all football fans! Spinal Research has been selected to take part in Chelsea Football Club’s online charity poll to hold a matchday bucket collection at Stamford Bridge.
Spinal Research would like to wish the Paralympics GB team good luck for the London 2012 Games.
Spinal Research supporter Claire Lomas lit the ceremonial cauldron this morning in Trafalgar Square, London, to launch the Paralympic torch relay.
Congratulations to Saddle Up supporter Nick Skelton, who won Olympic Team Gold in showjumping at the London 2012 Games.
Congratulations to Saddle Up Ambassador Mary King, who, along with her eventing team mates Zara Phillips, Tina Cook, Nicola Wilson and William Fox-Pitt, won the Olympic Equestrian silver medal this
Spinal Research has been chosen as a charity partner of Goodwood Racecourse’s annual Celebrity Ladies’ Charity Race.
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16 September 2012
We would like to wish our team of 30 Nightriders a fantastic time on Saturday night – we hope the event goes really well and you enjoy cycling around our nation’s capital by moonlight to help us b
He’s done it! Dan Eley has completed his 550 mile virtual Ride for Research after a gruelling 21 weeks on the bike!
This exciting new challenge is one way to experience the London Olympic 2012 road race route, without having to qualify for the Olympics!
Every eight hours someone is in the UK is paralysed by a broken neck or back with the expectation that theirs will be a lifetime confined to a wheelchair.
In January 2012, paralysed Spinal Research supporter Dan Eley began his challenge to cycle 550 miles, the equivalent distance from Spinal Research HQ near Guildford to the Spinal Injury Centre in
Claire Lomas completes her incredible marathon challenge
Join in with Guy Martin’s Big Brew 2012
Claire Lomas, Spinal Research supporter and Saddle Up ambassador, is walking the London Marathon with the aid of a robotic suit – even if she is paralysed from the chest down after an eventing acci
Please make a donation to challenge paralysis this year
Thank You All for Your Hard Work, Effort & Support!
Thank You All for Your Hard Work, Effort & Support!
On Sunday 15th April 2012 thousands of runners turned up on a fresh Spring morning to take on the challenge of running a stunning marathon through the streets of Brighton and down the coast while f
Thank You All for Your Hard Work, Effort & Support!
We have a team of runners taking on the Reading Half Marathon on Sunday and everyone at Spinal Research wants to wish them GOOD LUCK for race day!
I’ve been competing as a professional international show jumper for many years and have competed at six Olympic Games. But in September 2000 I broke my neck in an innocuous fall during my round in
Spinal Research supporter Dan Eley, who is paralysed from elbow level down following a diving accident, has reached the half way stage on his Ride for Research. Since he began his challenge on Jan
Our sincere thanks go to Phil and Chris Newton, their wonderful team of volunteers and all the competitors who took part in their 12th annual dressage competition in aid of Saddle Up for Spinal Res
Spinal Research, in partnership with Dods, The House magazine & PoliticsHome will be holding a reception at the House of Commons on 7th March 2012 – Paralysis – determining the future for the s
Rooprai Spinal Trust 10k and 2k Family Fun Run
15 April 2012
Stephen Bradshaw died on 5th February in Stoke Mandeville spinal injuries unit after a short illness. He sustained his paralysing injury in 1967 and over the ensuing forty five years, notwithstan
Cycling approximately 102 km (64 miles) by moonlight around London, this fantastic challenge will take you past many famous landmarks, including Tower Bridge, St Paul’s Cathedral, Smithfield Marke
After 41 days, 23 hours and 34 minutes, The Atlantic4 have reached Barbados and taken third position in The Woodvale Transatlantic Rowing Race. The intrepid crew have completed the race in an incr
The Atlantic4 have made phenomenal progress and are currently on target to finish the Woodvale Transatlantic Rowing Race on Monday 16th January 2012, just six weeks after beginning their epic chall
On New Year’s Day 2010, Dan broke his neck in a diving accident, whilst working in Colombia as a teacher. The injury left him paralysed from elbow level down.
On Thursday 24th November Spinal Research supporters gathered for a reception hosted at University College London. Dr Bacon, our researchers and funded PhD students met with our guests who were up
Once again Trica and the St Mary’s Hand Bell Ringers braved last weeks freezing temperatures to entertain shoppers with a selection of festive tunes and carols all in aid of Spinal Research.
After the start was delayed by 24 hours due to strong winds, Adam, Ross, Hugo and Greg have now set off on their epic Atlantic adventure!
Spinal Research supporters Andy Stewart and Family are sponsoring the high-profile two mile, five furlong Grade Three handicap chase to help raise awareness of Adam Wolley, Greg Symondson and twins
The Atlantic4 crew are now in La Gomera, The Canary Islands, beginning final preparations before they start the Woodvale Transatlantic Rowing Race on 4th December. The boat is now ready and fully
Found in the stunning West Yorkshire countryside, Wetherby Racecourse, was a perfect setting for Spinal Research’s 21st charity race day.
I took on this challenge because I wanted to do something different to raise money for Spinal Research. However had I known it was only 6 degrees in the water, I may have thought of something else
10-YEAR-OLD Jessica walked all the way from Dover to her home outside Orpington to raise money for charity after being inspired by our BBC appeal.
Thank you to all our supporters who attended our golf day at the prestigious Celtic Manor on Friday 27th May. Players had a fantastic day and the sun shone brightly which made the day idyllic – ev
Claire Lomas, a long term supporter of Spinal Research and one of our Saddle Up Ambassadors, has signed up to ‘walk’ the Virgin London Marathon on 22 April 2012 despite having a spinal cord injury
Thank You All for Your Hard Work, Effort & Support!
Thank you to everyone that took part in Guy Martin’s Big Brew from 6th– 8th May this year. The event was a huge success with all 48 Hein Gericke stores across the country, motorcycle dealerships,
On Sunday 17th April 2011 thousands of runners turned out on an unusually warm Spring morning to take on the challenge of running the most famous marathon in the world through the streets of London
Spinal Research appreciates the blazing effort Brighton Marathon runners produced in support of the charity
Thank You, You’re Great!
A simple but effective message from Spinal Research to their Reading Half Marathon runners & volunteers.
THANK YOU! to our Bupa Great North Run participants.
Spinal Research says “THANK YOU” to all their Virgin London Marathon 2010 runners!
Using the natural dog model of spinal cord injury in research
Task training research shows improvement in bladder, bowel and sexual function