Get involved Our supporters Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research (SMSR) is a small independent charity dedicated to improving the quality of life for people living with spinal cord injury (SCI). We are so grateful to all our wonderful supporters, who have raised funds, donated generously, and given their time and talents. Below are just a few names of those who have helped SMSR fund research that can bring real changes to the treatment and care of people with SCI. Composer Andrew Downes, and his daughter Paula Downes - for raising money in his 70th Birthday year through a series of wonderful concerts Amy Carter - for raising money by pounding the pavements and clocking up the marathon miles with the backing of her firm, Dentons Vicki Peers, and her 14-year-old son Luke - for raising money doing an abseil off the Olympic Park Helta Skelta Sam Heggie of Shout PR and her Boxing class - for raising money on the hottest day of the year in 2021 by doing a Boxathon challenge Rachel Donnelly and her family - for undertaking the Tough Mudder event and raising a HUGE amount between them! Katie Crane and Allison Fitchett - for taking the plunge and doing a double Abseil, supported by their firm, Brethertons Heidi Herkes - for undertaking the 2.6 challenge for us in Lockdown by putting on 26 items of clothing in her wheelchair! Bolt Burdon Kemp - for their continued support of our Virtual Quiz’s (including sponsoring raffle prizes) and for taking part in Wheels at Work™ Gerald Simonds Healthcare for their ongoing support by providing wheelchairs for our Wheels at Work™ campaign Bush & Co - for taking part in Wheels at Work™ Richard Murfitt, The Big Life - for his regular monthly donation and supporting our donor event Luke Chetwood - for raising nearly £1,300 by taking part in the Jurassic Coast Challenge Kieren Spencer - for raising hundreds of pounds taking part in the Ride London challenge The London Medical Orchestra - for supporting us at their Summer Concert Whether by volunteering a few hours a week or donating tens of thousands of pounds - you help Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research continue to support the best research into the many complications that blight the lives of people with spinal cord injury.