Our incredible, fearless fundraisers work tirelessly to raise funds for Aspire. Whether they swim, run, walk, cycle, push, bake, cheer or volunteer, they help us continue to fund our vital services which help people paralysed by spinal cord injury move on from injury to independence.
No one is prepared for how a spinal cord injury will change their life. Everyone we have worked with has their own story of how they were injured, what or who motivated them through rehabilitation and how they are now living with their injury.
Whether you can relate directly or are inspired by hearing them, we hope they raise awareness of spinal cord injury and our services so that we can continue to help the 40,000 people living with a spinal cord injury in the UK.
Our swimmers raised an incredible £850,000 in 2016 by taking on major swimming challenges, so we think we may have a few aquatic types around us. It just so happens we're on the same page so we've decided to curate this blog and a newsletter that are solely about swimming and, whatever your level of swimming, we hope you will enjoy it and find it inspiring.
Our Policy and Research team responds to changes in public policy, disability issues in the media and other issues affecting spinal cord injured people. This blog highlights issue relevant to disabled people, from housing and transport to the economy.