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.

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. ...

A watercolour painting of a seaside landscape by Rachel Smith The Wonky Artist

Painting as The Wonky Artist

While recovering on bed rest for a pressure sore, Rachel discovered a hidden talent for ...

Alison volunteering as a corporate buddy on one of our courses

Alison’s story: What did I learn as a corporate buddy?

While working at Savills, Alison attended an information session hosted by Back Up. This inspired ...

Rhys, our recent winner of our Golden Caster Award, teaching some wheelchair skills.

Rhys’s story: The Golden Caster award

We recently presented Rhys with our Golden Caster award. He earned this recognition through volunteering as a wheelchair skills ...

group of people with a spinal cord injury chat about taking care of their emotional wellbeing

Taking care of your emotional wellbeing

When someone sustains a spinal cord injury, they can often feel overwhelmed by the different ...

A photo of Tim outdoors from his 'learning to adjust' story.

Tim’s story: Learning to adjust to my new life

A motorbike accident in 2009 left Tim with a complete spinal cord injury at ...

Photo of Mike and his son and wife enjoying family life at Back Up Fest

Mike’s story: Getting our family life back

In 2015, Mike’s wife, Natalie, underwent emergency surgery due to compression of her spinal cord, ...

Hannah’s story: Flying for the first time

In our first story from one of our young volunteers, Hannah, 17 shares her ...