On Wednesday 12th July, we were delighted to welcome patients from the National Spinal Injuries Centre (NSIC), Stoke Mandeville Hospital, to our third fish and chips social event.

Around 50 patients, along with family members and friends, were able to listen to an opening talk from Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research Trustee, Nigel Henderson (former Clinical Director of the NSIC) about some of the latest research currently being funded by the charity. This was followed by an interesting update from Dr Jane Duff, Head of the Clinical Psychology Service at NSIC, highlighting upcoming research studies taking place at the unit, and an invitation for patient participation, before guests were invited to take part in a panel discussion with charity ambassadors Jamie Polk and Ralph Charlwood,  and specially invited guest Irene Frost.

The audience were invited to pose questions to the panel who were incredibly candid about sharing their advice, tips, invaluable words of wisdom, and myth busters, providing them with the opportunity to learn more about daily living with spinal cord injury and some of the associated health complications that can impact quality of life and wellbeing.

We are hugely grateful to our sponsor Brethertons, who also attended the event, as well as the support of NSIC staff, and of course our ambassadors and trustees.  

Thank you to everyone involved and we look forward to hosting the next event in November.