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

Long-awaited change to plannning 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 are set 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

VIPs attend Le Mans Celebration Dinner

Aspire and Hope for Tomorrow once again joined forces to celebrate the 92nd anniversary of the Le Mans 24 hours race.Read more

Aspire's Welfare Benefits Team Expands

Aspire’s Welfare Benefits Advice service has seen such high levels of demand that we have recently brought in a new member of the team.Read more

Aspire's reaction to today's news

Read Aspire's reaction to the news that Professor Geoffrey Raisman intends to set up a clinic which “could eventually treat most types of spinal injury.”Read more

What does the election result mean for people with Spinal Cord Injury?

The Conservative Party have formed a new government after winning a majority of MPs in the House of Commons. So what can we expect over the next few years?Read more

Brand new 10km run set for Bedford on 7th June

Aspire partners with Sports Massage Bedford and Galeforce Events for a brand new 10km run in Bedford on Sunday 7th June.Read more

Disability Exercise Open Day at the Aspire Leisure Centre a great success

The Aspire Leisure Centre held its first Disability Exercise Open Day on Saturday 18th April, to showcase the variety of sports and activities that are available for disabled people.Read more

The Henley Swim announces charity partnership with Aspire

The Henley Swim has announced a partnership with Aspire for its Henley Classic event on Sunday 28th June 2015.Read more

Mark Harper MP visits Aspire

On 26th February 2015, Mark Harper MP, Minister of State for Disabled People, visited Aspire to see firsthand how Aspire has moved forward since his last visit in 2008.Read more

Aspire CEO Brian Carlin meets Irish President Michael Higgins

On Tuesday 24th February 2015, Brian Carlin met Michael Higgins, President of the Republic of Ireland, at the launch of a UNESCO Chair at The Institute of Technology in Tralee, Co Kerry.Read more

PhysioFunction launch Robot Assisted Physiotherapy (RAP) using REX Technology at Aspire

PhysioFunction will launch Robot Assisted Physiotherapy (RAP) using REX Technology at AspireRead more

Aspire holds training day for its new volunteers

Aspire holds training day for its new volunteersRead more

Aspire and Thames Valley Housing launch new accessible home in Hayes

Aspire, a national charity that provides practical help to people who have been paralysed by Spinal Cord Injury, launched a new accessible home on Friday 12th December in partnership with Thames Valley Housing. John McDonnell MP officially addressed the launch.Read more

Aspire’s Welfare Benefits Advice Service successful in one of the first PIP tribunal appeals on the 20m rule

On Friday 28th November the Aspire Welfare Benefits Advice Service was successful in one of the first Personal Independence Payment (PIP) tribunal appeals regarding how the principle of the “20 metre rule” works and is applied in the PIP decision making process.Read more

Rob Groves handcycles from Edinburgh to London

On Friday 14th November, Robert Groves completed his 500 mile handcycle from Edinburgh to London, using a handcycle which was part-funded by Aspire Grants.Read more

Aspire’s research finds massive shortfall in accessible housing in the UK

Research by Aspire has found that there is simply not enough wheelchair accessible housing in the country to meet the needs of the population.Read more

The Grove Independent School raises £5099.91 for Aspire

On Thursday 30th October, The Grove Independent School in Milton Keynes presented a cheque for £5099.91 to Brian Carlin, CEO of Aspire.Read more

Aspire comments on the news about Darek Fidyka being able to walk again

Read Aspire's response to the news that Darek Fidyka, who was paralysed by a spinal cord injury in 2010, has been able to walk again.Read more

Aspire Law: Alternative Business Structure set to benefit charity and its users

Aspire has entered into an Alternative Business Structure (ABS) with Moore Blatch solicitors, a firm renowned for its personal injury work, to create a new legal firm, Aspire Law.Read more

Aspire's Paul Parrish becomes oldest person to complete the Arch to Arc

On 17th September Paul Parrish, Director of Fundraising and Marketing for Aspire, became “Enduroman 20”, and the oldest person to successfully complete the infamous “Arch to Arc”, the world’s hardest triathlon.Read more

Aspire staff successfully swim for 24 hours non-stop

The staff at Aspire have successfully completed a 24 hour swim in aid of the charity.Read more

Aspire to launch the Aspire Channel Swim with a 24 Hour Swim and Open Day

Aspire is marking the start of the 2014 Aspire Channel Swim with a 24 hour swim at the Aspire National Training Centre (ANTC) in Stanmore. The event will take place from 9am on Sunday 7th September to 9am on Monday 8th September 2014.Read more