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.

Members of the Irwin Mitchell Serious Injury team holding up a big cheque for the £282.76 they raised for Back Up

Back Up Champion – Irwin Mitchell Serious Injury Team

This month's Back Up champion is a team of loyal supporters - the Irwin Mitchell ...

Richard, one of our family mentor volunteers, stood by a lake on a sunny day

Richard’s story: Becoming a family mentor

When Richard’s wife Zoe went into hospital, they were expecting her surgery to be a ...

Melanie taking part in the Hampton Court half marathon to raise funds for Back Up

Melanie’s Story: Running the London Marathon for my brother

Melanie, 25, is a physiotherapist working at a private hospital and a rugby club. ...

A family photo featuring George and Gill (front and centre-back)

Gill’s Story: My son’s independence

When George was 17, he went into a tackle during a school rugby trip ...

Cathy (left) and Ali (middle right), two of our Back Up Champions

Back Up Champions – Cathy and Ali

We recently had two wonderful supporters organise birthday fundraisers for Back Up. Between them, they ...

Drawings of different people with spinal cord injury surround the words "Busting myths about sex & dating after spinal cord injury"

Busting myths about sex and dating after spinal cord injury

We asked some of the staff here at Back Up to address some common myths ...

Anna (left) having lunch with her husband and young daughter

Anna’s story: Learning from others

Anna has a busy life. She is a motivational speaker, does youth work for the ...

The "ACG Cliffhangers" team posing on Mount Snowdon during the Snowdon Push

Paula’s Story: Taking on Mount Snowdon

The Snowdon Push is Back Up’s most exhilarating fundraising challenge. It involves teams of ...

A group of our London to Paris cyclists celebrating reaching the finish line of the cycling challenge.

Lauren’s story: The #NoLimits London to Paris cycling Challenge

In the summer of 2018, 40 riders, including six hand cyclists, took part in an ...

Merryn and several other coursemates exploring a hillside in the Lake District

Merryn’s Story: Building your confidence on our courses

We caught up with our Interim Courses Manager, Merryn, to talk about our residential courses. ...