Blog

Read inspiring blogs from people with spinal cord injury and their family members, as well as volunteers, supporters and staff members. If you would like to write a blog about your experiences, please email our communications team.

Danny Turnbull and his team during London to Paris 2012

London to Paris: The story

In 2012, our trustee Danny Turnbull decided to take on the HotChillee London to ...

Michelle with her partner and family

Michelle’s story: Overcoming challenges with sex

In 1996, Michelle was involved in a motorbike accident which caused her spinal cord injury ...

Tom and Ellen at their wedding

Tom & Ellen’s story: Working life out together

Tom and Ellen met at a music festival in Switzerland in 2004 and began dating ...

Back Up Ball Team

Blog: Join our Back Up Ball 2018 committee

If you love sharing ideas and working as part of a team, this may be ...

Kevin speaking at Back Up Fest

Kevin’s story: Back Up Fest

I have always liked to set myself a challenge. I also like to learn new ...

Dan and his team taking on the Snowdon Push 2017

Dan’s story: The Snowdon Push

The Snowdon Push is Back Up’s most iconic fundraising challenge involving teams of up ...

Michelle volunteering as a buddy and smiling with a participant

Michelle’s story: Volunteering for my son

At the age of two, Michelle’s son, James, was involved in a road traffic accident ...

Staff member Andrew speaks at the 56th International Spinal Cord Injury Conference

Andrew Dickinson | The future of family outreach

I took over Back Up’s Family Outreach and Support service in April 2017 and, since ...

Smiles from Kat and Alex from Community Fundraising team

Do-it-yourself fundraising for Back Up

At Back Up, we are lucky to have so many passionate supporters that want to ...

Jane with a friend on an evening out

Jane’s story: Finding my future

Jane was affected by degeneration of the spine, and in 2015 she underwent an operation ...