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Swen's fundraising

Swen says it's important to him focus on overcoming the devastating effects of his injuries. This includes raising as much money as he can for Spinal Research.

Being a persuasive talker, he has roped family and friends in to all sorts of activities. He has also reached out to his motorbiking friends who have generously donated time and money for our research. This includes Ryan Stafford of RS Racing who has organised a great motorbiking themed raffle, and sports the Spinal Research name on his racing gear.

Raising awareness of spinal cord injury is crucial if we are to see research develop effective treatments.

During Summer 2020, Spinal Research was informed about the the sad news of the passing of our Ambassador, Swen Hollestelle. Swen was a passionate advocate for the charity and generously shared his story to help raise awareness of spinal cord injury. Not only that but he did an incredible amount of fundraising along with his family and friends, raising over £13,000 for Guy Martins Big Brew.

In line with his wishes, we will continue to share his story and keep his message alive.

Cheers to you Swen, you will never be forgotten!