We’re so lucky to have such an amazing group of Trustees leading us. In addition to their Trustee duties, many of them also support us by fundraising.
Stephen Lightbown has been a trustee for Back Up since 2011, and is incredibly passionate about improving the rights and lives of people with spinal cord injuries. Just two months ago, Stephen took part in the Berlin Marathon, raising a fantastic £1,100!
Stephen said “I’m proud of lots of things I’ve done in my life but being a trustee at Back Up is one of the things of which I am most proud. They are a wonderful charity, full of wonderful people doing some quite magnificent things for a cause that is not only close to my heart but something I have benefited from, and continue to benefit from.
I really loved taking part in the Berlin Marathon and I can highly recommend it to anyone! I even beat my previous personal best by 6 minutes, coming 11th overall.
I was blown away by the generosity of the people who sponsored me, and seeing the donations come in was a massive incentive to go that little bit harder when training. I was so proud to do the race on behalf of Back Up.”
David Fraser (right in picture) joined the trustee board in 2004 and also sits on our City Dinner committee. He helps to organise this flagship event and ensures that it is our most successful fundraising event each year. David’s network of contacts have contributed several hundred thousand pounds to Back Up over the years.
David even got his daughter Charlotte involved when she was still at school, who helped out in the office and then went on a youth course in Keswick in the same year. Charlotte has also stuck with us over the years, completing a sky dive and running the London Marathon to raise money for us, as well as volunteering at various events and on our courses.
David also recently nominated us to be the beneficiary at a charity Golf Day last month, run by a prestigious firm of solicitors. The day raised a fantastic £3,532, which is enough to allow 88 people with spinal cord injury to attend Back Up's wheelchair skills training sessions in hospital.
Thank you so much David!