Posts Categorized: General

Institute of Fundraising Membership

Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research is delighted to become a member of the Institute of Fundraising, demonstrating our commitment to best-practice in fundraising.  We will continue to monitor any changes to The Code of Fundraising Practice and review our polices and procedures on a regular basis.   Share

Preventing Pressure Ulcers

Pressure ulcers  occur in up to 80 per cent of people with spinal cord injury and typically occur at the buttocks.  Development of a pressure ulcer is related to high rates of rehospitalisation and disability, and can be an enormous physical, emotional and financial burden. Pressure ulcers develop when continuous unrelieved pressure, friction or shear… Read more »

A trial of the SEM Glove

Loss of hand function is considered by SCI individuals as one of the most devastating consequences of their injury.  Many daily living tasks such as feeding, bathing and dressing become difficult without the normal function of the hands.  Intricate and fine movements which may be taken for granted but are required for various object manipulations… Read more »

Will you be our SMSR Community Ambassador?

If you are an outgoing personality, a wheelchair user on account of a chronic spinal cord injury, then we would love you to join our team based here in Stoke Mandeville.   You must have excellent people skills, and your main objective will be to raise awareness of our research in the spinal community, and locally… Read more »


  Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research joined other leading spinal charities to celebrate World SCI Awareness Day by showcasing our research at the National Spinal Injuries Centre and highlighting our ambitions.   Share

Our first transatlantic Wheels at Work!

We were thrilled that 9 year old Tommy, who lives in Los Angeles, decided to spend a day in a wheelchair to get an insight into what life might be like for his Uncle Jamie, here in the UK, who has a spinal cord injury.  Tommy raised $3,638 dollars by undertaking his challenge and we… Read more »

Stadhampton Primary Raise £250!

On Tuesday 24th April, pupils at Stadhampton Primary School took to their wheelchairs following an assembly from ambassador Luke and fundraiser Briony. We are delighted to announce, that following their fundraising efforts, the school raised £250 in donations! Kathyrn Turner, the school’s headteacher said: “Taking part in Wheels at Work has been a fantastic way… Read more »

Andrew cycles to success!

On the 12th July 2017, Andy Pearson cycled approximately 400 miles in 5 days (Solo). Starting from St David’s Head in Wales and finishing at Lowestoft Ness in Norfolk, he traveled from the furthest point West in Wales to the furthest point East in England. Andy has raised a terrific £1,000 for SMSR in honour… Read more »

SCI Awareness Day Announcement…

  Today is SCI Awareness Day, a day that both we and our brand new Gold Corporate Partner, Bush & Company, consider to be very important. Where we aim to improve quality of life after paralysis, Bush & Company provide assessment, rehabilitation and support services, whilst always keeping clients at the heart of their services,… Read more »