The Back-Up Trust

Back Up Big Give Christmas Challenge

Back Up is a national charity that inspires people affected by spinal cord injury to get the most out of life. We offer wheelchair skills training, an accredited mentoring service, proactive telephone support, life skills and activity courses, and support returning to work or education.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 December 2020 to 12:00 PM, 8 December 2020

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1072216)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£20,000

Amount raised

£25,495

Donations

73

Championed by Monday Charitable Trust

    Category

  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Information/AdviceInformation/Advice
  • Sports/RecreationSports/Recreation

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • People With DisabilitiesPeople With Disabilities

Location

United Kingdom

  • We wouldn’t be where we are or have the strength we have if it wasn’t for Back Up

    — Anna-Marina, whose five-year-old son has a spinal cord injury.

  • Back Up make life feel exciting again. They give you opportunities to do things you didn’t think were possible, and that makes a massive difference.

    — Melanie, who sustained a spinal cord injury in a cycling accident.

  • I think the fact that Back Up’s services are provided by people who are personally affected by spinal cord injury is vital. The support is stronger when someone has that empathy with what you’re going through.

    — Lynda, whose son Manny has a spinal cord injury.

Situation

Every four hours, someone in the UK will sustain a spinal cord injury. It could be as the result of an illness or something as simple as falling down the stairs. Spinal cord injury can affect anyone at any time and changes your life in an instant. The impact on you and your family can seem catastrophic, affecting every area of your life from your bladder, bowel and sexual function to your career and relationships. Adjusting can be overwhelming. People often feel isolated and alone.

Solution

Our services are designed and delivered by people affected by spinal cord injury. We offer wheelchair skills training, an accredited mentoring service, telephone support, life skills and activity courses, and support returning to work or education. We offer support to family members, and we’re the only UK charity with dedicated services for children and young people with a spinal cord injury. Our services give people the skills, confidence and independence to get back to living life to the full.