Our valued partners
Please click on the logos of our partners to find out more about how we work together.
Following a rigorous selection process, Allianz chose Back Up along with two other charities for a multi-year, strategic partnership. The partnership focusses on our Back Up to Work programmes and includes an annual donation, hosting and volunteer support for one of the courses each year as well as other pro-bono support. As a main sponsor of ParalympicsGB and a commitment to Diversity & Inclusion, Allianz and Back Up have plenty of opportunities for collaboration.
Aspire Law are headline sponsors of our mentoring programme
Back Up’s relationship with BMO started in 2005 and is one of our longest running partnerships. BMO were looking for a charity that they could make a genuine difference to but that could also engage their staff in different ways. Their employees volunteer as buddies on courses and support our events like the Dragon Boat Race and our charity dinners. In 2017, 40 people joined our Snowdon Push challenge, putting three teams together including a wheelchair user in each to race to the summit and back. They raised a fantastic £17,000!
Bolt Burdon Kemp
Bolt Burdon Kemp have been supporting our Under 18s wheelchair skills training since 2014. Back Up is the only charity offering dedicated services for under 18s, so it is great to have this vital support. Raquel who leads the Spinal Injury team at BBK has an SCI herself, so understands the challenges that young people with spinal cord injury face.
Clinimed offer a range of high quality medical products across three areas: Stoma Care, Urology and Wound Care. They have been supporting Back Up since 2015 and from 2018 will be partnering with us on our Next Steps courses for people with incomplete spinal cord injury who are able to walk. You can visit their website here.
As one of our premium partners for nearly ten years, Coloplast support our Life Skills Courses and sponsor our main publication – our Guide to Services.
Eversholt Rail Group
An award winning charity of the year partnership. Back Up partnered with Eversholt Rail after winning their staff vote to become charity of the year. After an amazing 18 months, we had raised over £40,000 – an incredible amount for an office staff of just 100 people. On top of the usual staff fundraising like cake sales, Christmas jumpers and running events, Eversholt Rail staff got involved in all aspects of the charity and volunteered on courses and took on epic challenges like the Dragon Boat race and Snowdon push. There was something for all members of staff to get involved in and partnership even won the Better Society Award 2017 – best scheme to encourage staff fundraising.
Hollister had been looking for the right project to support Back Up with for a while, and becoming joint sponsors of the wheelchair skills training programme was the perfect fit to meet their needs. As well as financial support which enables the outreach team and volunteers to teach wheelchair skills in all the spinal units, Hollister provide staff to help at the sessions and provide the delicious goodies for the break between skills! We are looking forward to building on this new relationship.
We are excited by our new partnership with JMW, one of the leading Personal Injury Law Firms offering specialist support and advice. The partnership supports our outreach in spinal units and our regular support calls through sponsorship of the services boards in all the spinal units. Our relationships allows us to benefit those most in need of support and we are looking forward to building on this relationship for many years to come.
Leigh Day sponsor Back Up’s services video and support through attending our events and fundraising.
MW became joint sponsors of the Back Up wheelchair skills training programme in 2017. Their support enables the outreach team and volunteers to teach wheelchair skills to people who have recently had their life devastated by spinal cord injury and give them the basic skills to build their confidence and put them on the track to independence! As well as the funding support, representatives of MW attend the sessions providing the participants with great goody bags.
Russell-Cooke is a top 100, London-based law firm with 200 solicitors and lawyers; advising commercial, not-for-profit, regulatory and personal clients. With one of their offices just around the corner from Back Up in Putney, they give us regular access to their meeting room facilities for our board meetings and training days. Russell-Cooke are also the headline sponsor of our annual Front Row Fashion Show event and have fundraised for Back Up through golf days and sponsored events.
A strategic partnership with mutual benefits, Savills have supported Back Up since 2014. They host the Back Up to Work course in their London offices, getting staff involved to help run workshops and build the confidence of participants getting back to work. They have also given staff the opportunity to volunteer on courses, giving staff a higher levels of disability awareness and increased empathy for disabled people; improved communication and interpersonal skills; empathy; emotional intelligence and improved problem-solving skills.
Over 100 employees from Stewarts have been engaged with Back Up in different ways over the past 10 plus years. They love anything competitive and are often the first to sign up to events like our annual Dragon Boat Race, Snowdon Push and bike rides. They support our activity courses with a generous annual donation from their foundation. Additionally they have offered pro-bono support to resolve legal issues we have faced and donate prizes for our auctions.