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.

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 ...

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 ...