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 the UK’s largest leisure not-for-profit

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 house so that her son can have 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' at Getty Images

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

Penny Mordaunt MP, Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work visits Aspire

Penny Mordaunt MP 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 the top fundraiser for the Aspire Channel Swim

11 year old Alexandra Gibbon has raised over £8,600Read 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

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 the Wythenshawe Community Housing Group

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

Place your bid!

Place your bid! Bidding is now open for the silent auction ahead of our Manchester Sports Quiz dinner on Thursday 12th November.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

People with Spinal Cord Injury to benefit from improved NHS services

The NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has accepted a list of recommendations made by Aspire and Back Up that will improve the lives of people with spinal cord injury.Read more

Gerry & Margaret O’Doherty raise £1,520 for Aspire

‘Team Mags’ raises £1,520 for Aspire by completing the Morrisons Great Newham London 10k runRead more

Aspire partners with Penguin Random House UK

Aspire is delighted to support Jacqueline Wilson's book Katy, about a young girl who becomes paralysedRead more

Aspire partners with Marathon Films

Aspire has partnered with Marathon Films for the release of the feature film Captain Webb on 14th AugustRead more

Ride2Recovery cyclists smash their target

The Ride2Recovery cyclists have smashed their target, raising over £141,000Read more

Aspire and Back Up to collaborate for London to Paris cycle challenge

Aspire and Back Up to collaborate for London to Paris cycle challenge for both cyclists and handcyclists.Read more

Young fundraiser climbs Kilimanjaro

18 year old Akshay Pabary raises over £2,800 climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.Read more

Porters Park team win the Aspire Golf Day

Aspire's Golf Day at Porters Park a great successRead more

Soldiers complete the arduous Biel 100km Ultra Marathon

Soldiers from 21 Engineer Regiment complete the arduous Biel 100km Ultra MarathonRead more

Aspire Law wins prestigious award

Aspire Law wins ABS of the Year at The Lawyer AwardsRead more

Lucy skydives for Aspire

Lucy overcame her fear of heights to raise the highest total ever by an Aspire skydiverRead more

100 Hole Golf Challenge

The Captain and Secretary of Porters Park Golf Club complete their 100 hole challengeRead more

Swimmers take on a 12 hour swim from dusk ‘til dawn

On Saturday 20th June, 40 swimmers took on the brand new challenge of swimming for 12 hours from dusk ‘til dawn.Read more

Ride2Recovery cyclists set to ride the Pyrenees

Ride2Recovery cyclists depart on Sunday 21st June for a gruelling cycle through the Pyrenees.Read more

The Aspire 500 Challenge

The Aspire 500 Challenge to celebrate 25 years of The London Wheelchair Rugby Club will be held on Monday 22nd JuneRead more

Zoggs get set to swim the channel for the 6th consecutive year

Zoggs are the official partner of the Aspire Channel Swim 2015Read more

Aspire Swimmers compete at the London Youth Games

Aspire Swimmers competed for Team Harrow at the London Youth GamesRead more