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Tackling Paralysis

How the rugby community is helping its own

Former England rugby international and Spinal Research Patron, Jason Leonard OBE, is heading up our new rugby fundraising initiative called Tackling Paralysis. He is calling for everybody within the rugby community or with a passion for the game to get involved.

Help us raise awareness of the need for more research into the devastating effects of paralysis and raise funds to give hope to those living with a spinal cord injury.

Get your local club, school or company involved. Challenge yourself and friends to our Drop KickABLE challenge or a virtual cycle between famous rugby grounds. Alternatively, arrange your own Scrum Dine With Me dinner or bake sale. Maybe you have an idea of your own, let us know so we can support you.

Register your interest to find out more and request a fundraising pack and FREE Tackling Paralysis T Shirt.

Jason Leonard OBE, Spinal Research Patron
Jason Leonard OBE, Spinal Research Patron

Injuries not only affect the person who gets hurt but there is also a knock-on effect to their family and loved ones. Spinal Research does fantastic work and I’m proud to support their Tackling Paralysis campaign. I would encourage everyone to do their bit.

Our Tackling Paralysis Ambassadors


Our Tackling Paralysis Sponsor

Michael Conn Goldsobel Solicitors

Michael Conn Goldsobel Solicitors are supporting our Tackling Paralysis campaign. Partner Sivan Gelb’s sister suffered a spinal injury at only five years old. She is the reason that Sivan and his colleagues at MCG are committed to supporting our work.

David Millars 333 Team

David Millar's Mighty 333 Challenge

Injured ex-rugby player takes on anniversary challenge

30 years ago, former West of Scotland, Glasgow and Scotland Under 21 player, Dr David Millar suffered a spinal cord injury whilst playing rugby for a season in New Zealand. David handcycled 300 miles from Newcastle to Loch Lomond, kayaked for 30 miles and, amazingly, walked 3 miles using a specially constructed harness and treadmill. Find out more here.