Paralysis. Life. Each day, some people wake up having to think about both.

That’s why, each day, Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research does the same, thinking long and hard about we can make life livable for people with spinal cord injury. With new medical breakthroughs, technological innovation and social insight – and your generous support – we can more to help people get on with life after paralysis.

Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research is a proud member of the Association of Medical Research Charities, The Fundraising Regulator and The Institute of Fundraising. 

Wheels at Work
Our ongoing fundraising campaign

Empathy. We think it's important.
Please help us by carrying out a sponsored day's work in a wheelchair.

Simply put your hand up to the challenge of doing a days’ work in a wheelchair to help support our research.


What is a spinal
cord injury?

A brief insight into the physiology of a life-changing injury.

Damage to a spinal cord can happen in a second; the consequences last a lifetime. People who sustain damage to their spinal cord, either through a traumatic injury, or a disease process, can suffer lifelong paralysis and are at increased risk of many serious health complications.

Spinal cord injury research can dramatically improve well-being and quality of life for every person living with paralysis. Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research promotes investigations that will lead to life-changing discoveries, greater understanding of the causes of complications and the development of new technologies to assist people with spinal cord injury.


Why we do
what we do

A little about our past and the people helping steer our future.

A little about our past and the people helping steer our future.


Contact us
Something you'd like to know or share?

Feel free to drop us a note. Every story, observation and opinion helps us do what we do, better.
Whatever you have to say, helps. Thank you.



Get In Touch

Research: 01296 316783

Fundraising: 01296 315255