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Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day

This Friday 15th May is Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day, a fantastic opportunity to increase awareness and understanding of spinal cord injuries amongst the general public. 

It is also a day to celebrate the achievements of people with a spinal cord injury and to hear from them about the impact their injury has on daily life and their aspirations for the future.

More than 50,000 people in the UK and Ireland are living with paralysis caused by a spinal cord injury. And every day, three people are told they will never walk again. Spinal cord injuries affect a significant number of people and so it is important that we shine a light on this issue.

In the run up to Awareness Day, Spinal Research will be sharing powerful stories from people with spinal cord injuries, the life-changing research projects that our dedicated team of scientists are working on and the exciting ways that you could get involved in to help raise awareness.

So please do keep a look out for our emails and on our social media channels and follow us on Twitter and Facebook if you don’t already.

Here are some of the many ways you can help us

Ways to donate

From regular donations to leaving a gift in your will, you'll help fund vital research

My hopes for research are that one day I can become independent and hopefully walk away from my chair. But even just being able to do the simplest of tasks for myself would be amazing

Lolly Mack, Ambassador with a spinal cord injury

Most people who have not come across spinal cord injury do not understand the impact it has on people's lives and other aspects of their health

Jackie Reid, pictured with her late husband Andrew

We are getting closer and closer to the end goal so the more funding we can all raise the quicker the scientists will deliver the answer. One day we will find a cure for paralysis.

Ginny Elliot MBE, Patron