Challenge

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. ...

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 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 ...

Cyclists take on London to Paris ride 2018

London to Paris: Riding in memory of Danny

Sean, Back Up's Head of Fundraising, recently took on the London to Paris fundraising ...

Nikki and a companion on the ski karting course in Sweden

Nikki’s story: Beyond my comfort zone

Before my accident, I was active. I liked to do a lot of canoeing and ...

Penny and her husband George taking a stroll outside

Penny’s story: Reaching new heights

In 2011, Penny was on holiday in Snowdonia with her husband George when they were ...

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 ...