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.

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 ...

Peter, who has a spinal cord injury but can walk, climbing a rock face

Peter’s story: Climbing for Back Up

You don’t need to stay in the UK to take on a fundraising challenge for ...

Matt Hampson, a powerchair user, on holiday

Travelling with a high level injury: An interview with Matt Hampson

If you’ve been affected by spinal cord injury, you may know the story of Matt ...

A group of our course participants alking through Manchester

Jack’s story: Buddying on the Next Steps course

A buddy is a volunteer who comes along to make sure everyone gets the best ...

Bethany at our Youth Advisory Group

Bethany’s story: Being a young mentor

Back Up is the only charity in the UK with dedicated services for young people ...

Our fantastic fundraising volunteers

Our volunteers don’t just help deliver our vital services, they also do a fantastic job ...

Our volunteering quiz

Here at Back Up, there are plenty of ways you can help us by volunteering ...

Roger pushing down a sunny path

Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day 2019: Roger’s Story

For Spinal Cord Injury Awareness day, we’re focusing on the importance of having ‘a place ...

Alice and Sophie together before the Reading half marathon

Back Up Champion – Alice Worsley

Our newest Back Up champion is Alice Worsley. Alice took part in the Reading half ...

Photo of Melanie exercising in her racing chair - the featured image in her Three Marathons story

Melanie’s Story: Three marathons in three days

In January 2018, Melanie was out cycling on the country roads outside Inverness one day. ...