First ever January Aspire Channel Swim launches

Swim 22 miles in your local pool from 28th January to 22nd April to support people with Spinal Cord Injury.Read more

Andy Shipley takes on 70mph slide

Aspire's Policy Manager is taking on the ultimate white knuckle challenge as part of a four man bobsleigh at Innsbruck to raise funds for people with Spinal Cord InjuryRead more

Aspire campaigns for step-free access at Stanmore station

Brian Carlin met with the Deputy Mayor of London for Transport to discuss the need for better accessible access for disabled people at Stanmore tube stationRead more

Aspire's new Money Advice service goes live

Aspire's Money Advice service provides free and confidential advice to people concerned about their debts, to help them take back control of their finances.Read more

We'd like to thank our supporters

Thank you to all our donors and fundraisers, without whom we would not be able to provide practical support to people with Spinal Cord InjuryRead more

Manchester Sports Quiz Dinner raises over £25,000

160 people attended our Manchester Sports Quiz dinner to raise funds for people with spinal cord injuryRead more

Andrew Murray Pro Am raises £2,000 for Aspire

This year's Pro Am Golf Day raised £2,000 to help people with spinal cord injuryRead more

Aspire’s open water swimmers raise over £220,000

Aspire's open water swimmers have had an incredibly successful 2018, raising over £220,000.Read more

Aspire celebrates its 35th anniversary

On 13th September Aspire held a celebratory evening to mark 35 years of supporting people with spinal cord injury.Read more

A Quiet Genocide

Read about Glenn Bryant's book A Quiet Genocide, based on the experiences of disabled children during the Holocaust.Read more

Aspire in Parliament

Aspire took to the Houses of Parliament to hold a round table seminar on the shortage of accessible housing in the UK.Read more

Aspire's Holly Onslow's bad experience flying

Holly Onslow, Charity Support Officer at Aspire, relies on her wheelchair and e-motion wheels power assist to get around when she is unable to walk with crutches. A recent package holiday to Cuba left Holly feeling let down by Thomas Cook.Read more

Aspire employee sustains a spinal cord injury

Neville, a Fitness Instructor at the Aspire Leisure Centre, was forced off his bicycle and sustained a spinal cord injury.Read more

Charities celebrate Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day 2018

On Friday 18th May, Aspire is teaming up with five other spinal cord injury charities to celebrate Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day.Read more

Aspire's Sports Quiz Dinner raises £115,000

The 18th annual Aspire Sports Quiz Dinner was held at Lord’s Cricket Ground, hosted by John Inverdale.Read more

Aspire's research reveals shocking waiting times for wheelchair accessible social housing

Thousands of disabled people have their lives put on hold simply because there is nowhere suitable for them to live.Read more

Aspire received €4,000 from The Hospital Saturday Fund

Aspire was one of 29 Irish charities to receive donations from The Hospital Saturday FundRead more

Aspire ranks 18th in Sunday Times 100 Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to work for

This year Aspire has been ranked 18th, our highest ever ranking.Read more

Aspire Channel Swim raises £520,000

6,500 swimmers took on the 22 mile challenge to raise money to support people with Spinal Cord InjuryRead more

London Sports Quiz Dinner returns to Lord’s

For our 18th annual Dinner we are heading back to the Home of Cricket, Lord's Cricket Ground on Thursday 26th April 2018.Read more

Aspire celebrates its open water swimmers

On 25th November we held our annual Swim Celebration Dinner at the Village Hotel WatfordRead more

Aspire teams up with Watford Ladies Football Club

Aspire has teamed up with Watford Ladies FC for the 2017/18 season.Read more

Aspire launches ‘It’s Our Lives’ book

Aspire is launching its third book, ‘It’s Our Lives’, at The National Spinal Injuries Centre at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.Read more

Disabled People Set To Guide The Fitness Industry

Aspire and The University of Birmingham team up for a research project about disabled people in the fitness industryRead more

Aspire Night Swim raises £7,500

Last Saturday over 300 swimmers dived into the darkness in Oxford, raising £7,500 to help people with Spinal Cord Injury.Read more

Get active for National Fitness Day!

Find out how you can get active with Aspire on National Fitness Day.Read more

Porters Park team win at the Aspire Golf Day

Nine teams raised £8,750 for at the Aspire Golf Day at Porters Park Golf ClubRead more

Aspire Leisure Centre shortlisted for Best Rehabilitation Facility

Our fully inclusive leisure centre has been shortlisted at the National Fitness AwardsRead more

World SCI Day 2017

On 5th September we are taking part in World SCI Day to raise awareness about Spinal Cord InjuryRead more

Aspire’s open water swimming season is underway

The last two weeks have seen swimmers in Loch Ness, the English Channel, the Solent and the River ArunRead more

InstructAbility reaches final of National Lottery Awards

Please vote for our InstructAbility Programme in the Sports Category of the National Lottery Awards 2017Read more

Sports Quiz Dinner London raises £117,000

Aspire's annual London Sports Quiz Dinner at the Tower of London raises £117,00 to help spinal cord injured peopleRead more

Aspire wins at the Charity Awards 2017

Aspire has taken the top prize in the Disability category at this year’s Charity Awards for our InstructAbility ProgrammeRead more

InstructAbility Shortlisted in The Charity Awards 2017

Aspire’s InstructAbility Programme has been shortlisted in the Disability category in The Charity Awards, to be announced on 8th June.Read more

Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day 2017

We're working together with Back Up, Spinal Injuries Association, Spinal Research, and Spinal Injuries Scotland to help the 50,000 people and their families affected by spinal cord injury, enabling them to lead independent and fulfilling lives, and researching treatments.Read more

Aspire 2017 London Marathon runners raise over £40,000

After months of training and fundraising, our 17 Aspire runners completed the London Marathon on 23rd April and have raised over £40,000 so far.Read more

Aspire’s InstructAbility programme partners with GLL

Phase 2 of the InstructAbility Programme has begun, with new courses now availableRead more

It’s time we learnt from the insects

How Matabele ants recognise the value of their disabled peers being active contributors to their societyRead more

Aspire’s open water swimmers raise £1 million

Aspire's amazing open water swimmers have raised £1 million since 2009.Read more

Aspire's corporate events raise over £140,000

Book now for this year's Golf Days and our Sports Quiz Dinners in London and ManchesterRead more

Mother gives up her house to give son an accessible home

For Mother's Day we're celebrating Julia who gave up her house and fought constantly to keep her family together under one roof.Read more

Aspire's film wins Charity Film Award

Aspire's film "What does independence mean to me" won a Silver award at the Charity Film AwardsRead more

Disabled Access Day 2017: the game changer

For Disabled Access Day one of our inspiring Aspire Grants recipients tells us how an initiative to give disabled people access to countryside has been a game changer for many.Read more

Aspire ranked 26th Best Not-for-Profit Organisation to work for

Aspire has received its highest ever ranking in the Sunday Times Best Not-for-Profit Organisation to work for at 26th place after excellent reviews from staff.Read more

Aspire hosts an evening with John Inverdale

Aspire President and sports broadcaster John Inverdale, hosted an evening titled “A sporting life behind the microphone” at Getty Images Gallery in London on Thursday 16th February.Read more

John Inverdale presents 'A Sporting Life Behind the Microphone'

Aspire President John Inverdale is presenting an exhibition of inspirational sporting images at Getty Images Gallery in London, in aid of Aspire.Read more

Clyde & Co play wheelchair basketball to support Aspire

Colleagues from Clyde & Co in Manchester travelled to the Aspire Leisure Centre to try out wheelchair basketball.Read more

Aspire swimmer recognised at Lloyd’s Market Charity Awards

Nicola Naunton was awarded a £2,000 donation from Lloyd’s Charities Trust in recognition of her fundraising for her Aspire Relay Channel Swim.Read more

Porters Park Golf Club members raise over £850 for Aspire

96 men attended Porters Park Golf Club Men’s Christmas Fayre in December raising over £850 for Aspire.Read more

Aspire winter raffle draw 2016

Our raffle has raised over £2,000 to help people with spinal cord injuries. Watch the video of the draw.Read more

Change to planning law will benefit disabled people

The Government has agreed to amend planning law so that local authorities will have a legal duty to plan housing for disabled people.Read more

5,600 swimmers take part in the Aspire Channel Swim

The Aspire Channel Swim ended this week and has so far raised over£370,000 to help people with Spinal Cord Injury.Read more

Swim Celebration Dinner

Read about our annual Swim Celebration Dinner we hold for our fantastic swimmers.Read more

Sports Quiz Dinner held in Manchester

This year's Manchester Sports Quiz Dinner was one of our biggest ever, with Leigh Day winning the quiz.Read more

Assistive Technology Conference 2016

Last week healthcare professionals and our Assistive Technology Volunteers attended this year's conference to learn about the latest developments.Read more

Sport England announces new funding boost for InstructAbility

Our InstructAbility Programme has received a £380,000 investment from Sports EnglandRead more

MP Penny Mordaunt visits Aspire

MP Penny Mordaunt, Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work visited Aspire to find out more about the InstructAbility Programme and its impact on disabled peopleRead more

Aspire Leisure Centre on Channel 5 News

Watch this news piece about the legacy of the Paralympic Games filmed at the Aspire Leisure CentreRead more

23 teams take part in the Andrew Murray Pro Am

23 teams joined former European Open Champion golfer Andrew Murray for his charity Pro AmRead more

Aspire Channel Swim set to be biggest ever

This year's Swim is set to be the biggest ever, with 4,455 swimmers signed up and £71,860 so far raised.Read more

EY leaders take part in wheelchair challenge

The challenge aims to help businesses understand the perspective of a disabled worker.Read more

Aspire teams up with Uswim

Aspire has teamed up with Uswim for a new night swimming event in Manchester on 17th SeptemberRead more

Corporate Golf Day at Porters Park

PNC Business Credit were the winners and Jeremy Dale gave a trick shot show.Read more

Callum gets his hand bike attachment

Callum has bought his hand bike thanks to the Aspire Grants Christmas appealRead more

The Aspire Channel Swim 2016 launches

Our brand new website is now live! Sign up to swim 22 miles in your pool from 12th September to 5th December.Read more

Jane skydives to raise £2,337.37

Jane did a skydive to support Aspire because of the help they gave to her business partner.Read more

An evening with the legends of Le Mans

Le Mans drivers attend dinner in aid of charities Aspire and Hope for TomorrowRead more

Aspire Housing acquires six new properties

Aspire now has 53 accessible properties around the UK for spinal cord injured people to live in whilst a permanent solution is foundRead more

Dover welcomes Aspire's Relay Channel swimmers

33 brave swimmers took part in the first Relay Channel Swim training weekend in DoverRead more

The Aspire Channel Swim exceeds its target

The Aspire Channel Swim has raised over £454,000 to help people with spinal cord injuryRead more

Aspire offers more ways to swim the Solent in 2016

There are now three choices for swimming the Solent including a two-way swim.Read more

Alexandra Gibbon becomes top fundraiser for Aspire Channel Swim

Eleven-year-old Alexandra Gibbon from Tring Park School for the Performing Arts has become the leading fundraiser for Aspire’s annual swimming challenge, the Aspire Channel Swim.Read more

Joe Gilbert handcycles 2,000 miles for Aspire

Star Fundraiser Joe Gilbert has raised almost £1,500 by handcycling 2,000 miles over 8 monthsRead more

Aspire launches research report

Read about the impact on spinal injured people who are forced to live in inaccessible housingRead more

Wrecsam Tri Club's donations reach £45,000

Since 2003, the members of Wrecsam Tri Club have supported Aspire and raised an incredible £45,000 to support people with spinal cord injuries.Read more

Sir Chris Hoy calls for support of new cross-channel charity cycling challenge

Sir Chris Hoy, team GB’s most successful Olympic cyclist, is calling on all keen cyclists to support a new London to Paris accessible cycling challenge organised by the charities Back Up and Aspire.Read more

Aspire partners with Swim Expo

Aspire has partnered with Swim Expo, the ultimate festival of swimming, 18th to 20th March in Manchester.Read more

Companies take part in wheelchair challenge

Clyde & Co LLP and Norton Rose Fulbright LLP undertook the Aspire Wheelchair Challenge to mark International Day for People with Disabilities.Read more

Aspire launches its 2015 Christmas Appeal

Can you help us give the gift of independence this Christmas?Read more

Aspire celebrates seven years of open water swimming

Aspire holds its annual Swimming Celebration Dinner to celebrate it's swimming fundraisersRead more

Sports Quiz Dinner Manchester 2015

Aspire holds its 12th annual Manchester Sports Quiz Dinner at the Lowry HotelRead more

Aspire House launched in partnership with Wythenshawe Community Housing Group

On Friday 6th November Aspire launched their first accessible house in Manchester, in partnership with WCHG.Read more

Aspire's Assistive Technology Conference 2015

The 2015 Assistive Technology Training Conference took place on the 27th and 28th October for professionals from across the UK.Read more

Adam Walker announced as guest speaker at Aspire’s Swimming Celebration Evening

Inspirational endurance Adam Walker is the guest speaker at Aspire's Swimming Celebration Evening on Saturday 14th NovemberRead more

Aspire hosts An Evening with Lord Tebbit

On 1st October, Aspire held An Evening with Lord Tebbit at the Getty Images Gallery in London.Read more

Spinal Day benefits people with spinal cord injuries

Aspire holds its first Spinal Day at the Southport Spinal Injuries CentreRead more

Man walks again after years of paralysis

Aspire's reaction to the study which used direct brain control to enable a spinal cord injured person to walk again.Read more

Enderby Aspire House launched in partnership with emh group

New Aspire House launched by Alberto Costa MP in Enderby, in partnership with emh group.Read more

The 16th Aspire Channel Swim kicks off!

Join 3,000 swimmers who have signed up to swim 22 miles in their local pool over 12 weeks.Read more

Paralympian calls for support of new cross-channel charity cycling challenge

Aspire and Back Up have launched a fully accessible London to Paris challengeRead more

The Hughes Family continue to support Aspire

The Hughes Family has supported Aspire for 11 years, raising over £11,000Read more