It's an incredible 10 years since we pledged to put quality of life at the centre of our research efforts for people with spinal cord injury. 

Since then we have committed nearly £1 million to finding treatments and solutions to the major complications of spinal cord injury, including pressure ulcers, pain, urinary tract infections and upper limb function. 

Click here to read about our research achievements.

And read about two exciting new projects we have recently funded investigating UTIs in spinal cord injury patients

At the start of 2023, we set ourselves the challenge of raising an additional £100,000 to help kickstart the next 10 years of research so we can make even more breakthroughs in the prevention and treatment of secondary complications to improve quality of life for people living with spinal cord injury.

And the good news is - there's still time for you to get involved in our final push!



Hear SMSR Ambassadors Jamie Polk and Sophie Shane talk about why support from people like you is essential in improving their quality of life.



Will your business pledge your support and commit to raising a minimum of £2,000 as one of our Anniversary Ambassadors?

Why become an Anniversary Ambassador?

  • Your business listed on our website along with logo and company bio
  • Welcome on board publicity via our social media platforms
  • Use of our Anniversary logo on your website and email headers
  • Invitations to join networking event at the National Spinal Injuries Centre (NSIC) and SMSR research webinar
  • Spotlight on your business on our website and in SMSR newsletters
  • Opportunity to run bespoke fundraising events for employee engagement(e.g. Wheels at Work day or SMSR Virtual Quizzes)
  • Your business acknowledged on all SMSR presentations delivered at conferences, community group talks etc.
  • Motivational visit from an SMSR Charity Ambassador to give insight into living with spinal cord injury
  • Your logo on specially designed pop-up banner to be displayed in the NSIC and at events attended by SMSR
  • Enjoy fundraising and PR support to help with your fundraising journey

Top fundraisers will also benefit from the following:

  • Company name included on signage of SMSR office door and Applied Neurolab in the National Spinal Injuries Centre (NSIC)
  • Feature in news item on Bucks Healthcare NHS Trust intranet
  • Invitation to patient/family social event at NSIC hosted by SMSR
  • Mentions in local press coverage rounding up Anniversary year activities

Whether it's a twist on your favourite hobby, or organising an easy fundraising event, you can get involved in supporting SMSR this anniversary year.

Here are some ideas to get you started!

  • Run a car wash for your friends and neighbours
  • Hold a coffee and cake sale
  • Join your neighbours for a Safari Supper
  • Abseil off the London Orbital in the Olympic Park
  • Host a wine tasting evening / Murder mystery dinner / Bingo night
  • Arrange a sponsored activity such as a litter pick, Zumbathon or bike ride
  • Set up a treasure hunt around your local village/town
  • Organise a sweepstake (e.g. for the Grand National, Wimbledon, sports tournament)
  • Games night- host an evening of games with friends 
  • Offer friends and family your services in return for a donation e.g. lawn mowing/window cleaning/gardening
  • Join our virtual quiz nights
  • If you’re feeling brave, how about a skydive challenge or taking on this December's Winter Wonderwheels (get in touch with Kate at [email protected] to find out more!
Prefer a simpler way to support us?

Why not choose to donate £5 a month or make a one-off donation?