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.
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 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.