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.

A group shot of our wonderful volunteers

Celebrating our fantastic volunteers at the Get Busy Living Centre

Here at Back Up, we have a fantastic community of volunteers that play an ...

Sue, with her team on top of Mount Snowdon

Sue summits Snowdon

Before her injury, Sue was a keen fitness enthusiast and particularly passionate about jogging. ...

David’s story: Group leading for the first time

Eleven years ago, David was out for a ride on his motorbike when he was ...

Peter, a chin controlled power chair user, grinning after winning the "spirit of the push" award at our annual Snowdon Push challenge.

Peter’s story: Teaching power chair skills

Peter’s life changed in a split second. He was riding a mountain bike trail ...

Kevin, one of our young volunteers, giving a talk on spinal cord injury at his school

Education inclusion: Our top tips

Every child and young person has the right to be included in their education. That’s ...

Dan’s story: Trying a new challenge

A tumour on Dan’s spine led to a T4 complete spinal cord injury, which left ...

Clair, a spinal cord injured mum, holding her baby on her lap in a snowy field

Clair’s story: Becoming a mum after spinal cord injury

Being a mother is never easy. Sleepless nights and anxieties are very common, but a ...

Holly, someone with a spinal cord injury who can walk without aids, sitting in a field with a dog

Holly’s story: Going back to university

When Holly was 28, she was struggling with her mental health which led to her ...

Someone pouring water over Rochelle after she finished her race

Back Up Champion – Rochelle Bell

We’re proud to introduce Rochelle, our most recent Back Up champion. Rochelle ran the ...

Jenny, taking a walk through some woodland

My top tips for people with a spinal cord injury who can walk

My name is Jenny, and I have a spinal cord injury and can walk. I ...