Every eight hours someone’s life changes in an instant as a result of spinal cord injury. It could happen to any of us at any time and its effects are devastating. But with the right support and access to opportunities, people with spinal cord injury are able to lead independent, active lives.
That’s why on 20 May, four of the leading UK charities offering help and hope to people affected by spinal cord injury are joining forces to raise awareness of the issue.
The campaign takes place on Spinal Cord Injuries Awareness Day, an annual event which raises much needed profile and funds for people affected by spinal cord injury. The four charities - Aspire, Back Up, Spinal Injuries Association and Spinal Research - offer practical help, support and research so that people with spinal cord injuries can fulfill their potential.
We’re asking all our friends, supporters and followers to come together to turn the spotlight on what it means to have a spinal cord injury.
Over 50,000 people are living in the UK and Ireland with spinal cord injury. We want to reach as many people as possible with the message that support is available to enable people with spinal cord injuries to lead the lives they want, now and in the future.
Join our thunderclap and spread the word about the life changing effects of a spinal cord injury using the haghtag #SCIAware