Volunteer Spotlight




Through the support that she offers to others, Kim has transformed the lives of people affected by spinal cord injury. As a volunteer mentor she offers inspiration, practical advice and empathy to individuals who often feel totally alone in their experiences.

Over the past 4 years, she has been wholly committed to her role with Back Up and has supported 10 people through this hugely traumatic experience – more than any other mentor in that space of time.


Kim first got involved with Back Up when she was put in touch with a mentor after she sustained a spinal cord injury in September 2009. Her mentor gave her the chance to speak to somebody who truly understood her situation and was able to demonstrate, as living proof, the opportunities for life after spinal cord injury.


“Kim was fantastic. Just to have someone who knows what it's like makes such a difference. I'm using her advice every day."

Lizzie, one of Kim’s mentees

Kim is always willing to support others and do more to help Back Up. She regularly comes into the office to volunteer and approaches everything she does with fantastic dedication. She is an amazing ambassador for the mentoring service and for Back Up as a whole. Her contributions have changed lives and will continue to do so for many years to come.

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