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Horse jumping at Wetherby Racecourse

Wetherby Race day 2017.

In aid of Spinal Research

27th Spinal Research Charity Race Day

Wetherby Racecourse Wednesday 18th October 2017

300 people joined us for the 27th Annual Spinal Research Charity Race Day to help us fund medical research to develop effective treatments for paralysis caused by spinal cord injury.

This very special event was started by Rachel Wright, a remarkable woman who had a spinal cord injury due to a riding accident when she was just 21 years old. This race day has continued in her memory and has evolved into an annual event that regularly raises thousands of pounds for Spinal Research.

Tara and her dog Bramham

It was a great event and lovely to see so many people supporting such a worthy cause.

Tara - paralysed after a horse riding accident in 2014Abstract grid icon

Wetherby Race Day

Guest speaker, Alex Toon, talked about his life after spinal cord injury, and the hope research gives him.

Alex was injured whilst mountain biking, an activity he was passionate about. The accident left him paralysed from the middle of his spine down, causing loss of feeling, the inability to use his legs independently, and many other effects on daily living. His passion for adrenalin-fuelled activity hasn't diminished however.