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.

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

Being affected by degeneration of the spine, Jane underwent an operation in 2015 and when ...

Batwoman and the Joker join forces as MCs

Blog: Back Up Heroes and Villains ball 2017: A super success

Heroes and villains joined forces for one special night of the year to support Back ...

Sam at Youth Advisory Group week in Coventry

Christmas Appeal 2017

This Christmas, another child will find out that they have a spinal cord injury. When Sam ...

Andy and his colleagues smiling and laughing at the Dragon Boat Race

Andy’s story: Getting my company involved

After a diving accident in 1996, Andy’s life changed dramatically when he sustained a spinal ...

Back Up to Work participants working together

Ozey’s story: Understanding my skills

After a motorbike accident in 2014 left Ozey with an incomplete spinal cord injury, he ...

Tony on a day out to the beach

Tony’s story: I’m looking forward to life

In 2013, Tony was enjoying life. He had his own flat, an active lifestyle and ...

Rachel and her mother Angela at fundraising concert Chords for Cords

Rachel’s story: A new outlook

In late 2015, Rachel was involved in a road traffic accident in Ireland and, as ...

Mariam on our Back Up to Work course in Manchester

Mariam’s Q & A: Opening my world

Our Front Row event has raised over £150,000 since it started 5 years ago. ...