Latest news and blogs

Read the latest news from Back Up to find out what we’re up to across the country. We also have a dedicated blog with amazing stories from people of all ages with a spinal cord injury and their families, as well as the volunteers, staff, professionals and fundraisers who support them.

For media enquiries, comment and interviews, please call 020 8875 1805 and ask to speak to Mark or Paula from the communications team.


News: Hannah’s story: Flying for the first time

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

Lauren with family and friends

Blog: Lauren’s story: Why I raise awareness

After a night out with friends in August 2008, Lauren was walking home early in ...

Sharon posing on her bike and shortly after being discharged from hospital

Blog: Sharon’s story: Doing something worthwhile

In 2001, Sharon developed Transverse Myelitis, a rare condition which causes inflammation of the spinal ...

Michael smiling at a WCS session

Blog: Back Up Champion – Michael Turner

Michael sustained his spinal cord injury in 2005 after being involved in an altercation on ...

Cyclists take on London to Paris ride 2018

Blog: London to Paris: Riding in memory of Danny

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

Blog: Luke’s story: Giving myself goals

In 1996, Luke was involved in a motorbike crash and sustained a complete spinal cord ...

Neil during his rehabilitation

Blog: Neil’s story: Walking with a spinal cord injury

In 2010, Neil, 52, was riding his motorcycle along a rural road when the vehicle ...

Photo of Jerry and his fundraising team

Blog: Back Up Champion – Jerry Ward

It is thanks to incredible supporters like Jerry that Back Up can continue to provide ...

Education advocate giving talk to primary school children

News: Supporting children and young people in education

As the end of Summer approaches, we know lots of young people and their families ...

photo of Matt and his daughter

Blog: Matt’s story: Parenting with a spinal cord injury

Being a parent is often challenging but being a parent with a spinal cord injury ...