Over the last eight years I have been involved with the amazing charity, Spinal Research. Be it running in races, personal events, train station collection days or representing them at research centers and in interviews.
I have come to love helping the charity in whatever way possible, it has given me something stable and a purpose to follow no matter what job I am in or where I am working across the world. They are the UK’s leading charity funding research across the globe into treatments for spinal cord injury and they raise awareness of the effects of paralysis caused by injury to the spinal cord. To find out more about the amazing charity then please keep reading on or visit their website.
Every day three people are told they will never walk again
Every year, 1,000 people in the UK and Ireland are paralyzed following an injury to their spinal cord. The charity raises money to fund research into clinical treatments as well as vital scientific research into nerve behavior and imagery to better understand the damage caused.
Thanks to the innovative research, paralysis can now be treated and they stand on the brink of applying therapies that will restore movement and feeling and transform the lives of paralyzed people all over the world. Their pioneering research relies on the support of donors and tireless fundraisers, as they receive no support from the government. Currently, they have funded over 140 research projects which have achieved a number of groundbreaking changes in the field.
Spinal Research started in 1980 when it was believed that spinal cord injury could ever be repaired. Yet fundraisers, supporters, and scientists never let doubt get in the way of their work. Now, scientific achievements have built a real foundation hope. Research has opened a number of routes that, as they converge, are leading the way to the reversal of paralysis in people.
Over the last 37 years, fundraisers have raised more than £28 million to fund pioneering research into spinal cord repair. The charity held its first scientific conference in 1983, bringing together scientists from Britain and around the world. Spinal Research’s scientific network now includes many of the world’s leading figures and institutions in the field of neuroscience.