This page shares some recommended spinal cord injury charity websites and sites that the cast of Life After A Spinal Cord Injury have found useful.
It also includes a SCI Trust site set up by Chris.
CHRIS YEATES, SPINAL CORD INJURY TRUST
“The Chris Yeates, Spinal Cord Injury Trust was set up to offer advice and support to people that have suffered a spinal cord injury as well as their families and partners”
“Aspire changes lives by supporting people with spinal cord injuries”
“Sport-Mobility are leaders in Buying, Selling, Customising, Refurbishing, Repairing Sport and Everyday wheelchairs at a cost that is affordable to everyone”
EVERY EIGHT HOURS
“Every eight hours someone is told they may never walk again”
THE JOEY DUNLOP FOUNDATION
“The Joey Dunlop Foundation aim is to create visitor accommodation that will open up the Isle Of Man to visitors with disability”
Arron and Chris stayed here in 2013, to view photos please visit the Podcast Series - Life After A Spinal Cord Injury, Photo Gallery.
“Charms is dedicated to help and support people in Essex and surrounding counties who suffer from MS (Multiple Sclerosis), ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis), CP (Cerebral Palsy) strokes or other neurological disorders”
Chris had Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy with CHARMS.
“Specialists in vehicle conversions for disabled drivers and passengers, assessment, design, manufacture, and supply to their network of partners throughout the UK”.
THE ROYAL NATIONAL ORTHOPAEDIC HOSPITAL (RNOH)
“The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) is one of the world’s leading specialist orthopaedic hospitals and has been on the cutting edge of orthopaedic care for over 100 years”
David was based at the RNOH after his accident, in 2013 he became an Appeal Ambassador for the RNOH.
“Stoke Mandeville have been serving patients since 1944 and have established an international reputation for their quality services, they provide acute and rehabilitation care for patients with a spinal cord injury”
Arron and Chris were both based at Stoke Mandeville after their accidents.
“Changing the way people see the world, changing the way the world sees people”
David has brought a wheelchair from Treckinetic and is a very happy customer
“Cyclone Technologies are leading suppliers of bespoke, lightweight wheelchairs and is one of the UK’s foremost rehabilitation and training specialist. They offer a full range of treatments, services and products from Functional Electrical Stimulation therapy and equipment and Far Infrared Heat Therapy, to ReWalk training and systems and multi-gyms”.
“Transforming lives after spinal cord injury”
“This website provides peer support for those affected by spinal cord injuries”
“Spinal Research is the UK’s leading charity funding medical research around the world to develop reliable treatments for paralysis caused by a broken back or neck."
“FreeWheel provides wheelchair attachments to aid mobility”
SPINAL INJURIES ASSOCIATION (SIA)
“SIA support people with a spinal cord injury”
“Sportability provides sport and challenging pursuits for people with paralysis around the UK”
Chris and Arron went Microlighting with Sportability, to view photos please visit the Podcast Series - Life After A Spinal Cord Injury, Photo Gallery.
DISABILITY SNOW SPORT
“They work to make sure that anyone with a disability, may it be learning, sensory or physical, can ski or snowboard alongside other people”.
David and Arron experienced the slopes for the first time since their accidents with Disability Snow Sport.
LONDON COUNCILS - FREEDOM PASS
“Freedom Pass is provided by your local councils to give disabled Londoners free travel on almost all public transport in London” (if you’re not from London, please check your local council website to see what they have to offer)
“MSVT is the in-house track day division of MotorSport Vision. They organise track days across the Motorsport Vision group of circuits".
David, Arron and Chris have all raced on a MSVT.
Text in "Quotation Marks" taken from named Websites