Whatever you can give,
helps give so much

There are a number of ways you can give to support Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research and help us to improve quality of life after paralysis.

Depending on your personal circumstances, some ways of giving may be more effective than others, check out our ‘tax benefits of giving sheet’ below for further information.

If you would like to know more about tax-efficient giving, please email charlotte.minoprio@smsr.org.uk.

One-off Donations

Giving to the charity with a one-off donation is always hugely appreciated – whatever the size. The easiest way to give (and it’s giftaidable) is via:

Regular Donations

Regular donations are critically important for any charity, but particularly so in Research-focused organisations. They enable us to secure the very best researchers, over the long term, and ensure that we can continue to undertake pioneering research of the highest quality.

Just click on the amount you’d like to pledge below, and fill in your details… it couldn’t be easier!

How you can help with hands-on fundraising

There are a number of ways you can show your support to Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research You can get involved yourself, encourage your family, friends or peers to support you, or do something slightly less hands on – whatever you can do helps us to improve quality of life after paralysis.


Get the whole family involved in an activity; a fun run, carboot sale or cake sale – whatever you like doing together, why not add a fundraising element!


Have you been affected by spinal cord injury? or know of someone who has? Then why not show your support by raising some money; a run, bike ride, or anything else that takes your fancy.


Part of a sports or community group? Why not get them involved; put on a charity concert, sports match, fete, or anything else you can think of!

How you can help with
hands-off fundraising

We know that for some people, hands-on fundraising, just doesn’t appeal. But that doesn’t mean you can’t support our research, by getting involved in a different capacity. Whatever you can do helps us to improve quality of life after paralysis.


Here at Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research, we depend on our volunteers. Whether they are one off’s, event volunteers, regular office support or trustees, volunteers play an essential role in keeping the charity going.

Free donations

Now there are ways you can give without having to increase your own financial outlay. The Vale Lottery enables you to purchase your tickets like you ordinarily would, but choose to select us to benefit from a portion of the profit. Similarly, sign up for Easy Fundraising and install the reminder bar. From there, when you shop online, a number of stores will make a donation!

Community schemes

Increasingly, big high street brands have local community schemes where individuals nominate a charity. These are great opportunities for us not only to raise money but also awareness.

Company sponsorship helps us in so many ways. Can you help?

Becoming a corporate partner is more than just making donations – as you’ll see in this short film…

One of the ways your company can support us, is by joining our Corporate Partnership Scheme. Click on the medals below to see exactly what it entails, or get in touch with our Corporate and Community Liaison Manager,  Ali Gibson ali.gibson@smsr.org.uk 

Other ways you can help

Charity of the Year

Nominate Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research as your Charity of the Year and form a long term relationship involving a number of activites, initiatives or events, to benefit both your company and us.

Staff Engagement

Support your staff to better understand life in a wheelchair and empathis with prospecitve clients, customers or staff members by taking on Wheels at Work.

Project Sponsors

If you have a specific interest in one of our key research areas then why not opt to play a first hand role in progressing that research, by becoming a project sponsor. By aligning your support with one of our projects,you’ll be helping us to improve quality of life after paralysis.

Wheels at Work. Take to a wheelchair for the day to empathise with just some of the challenges faced by those living with a spinal cord injury

Whether you’re an individual, school, college or a company you can take part

There’s room for anybody to take on Wheels at Work. All you have to do is set a date to take part and spend a day in wheelchair! We’ll take of the logistics thanks to our mobility specialist partners Gerald Simonds, and provide you with all the fundraising materials you want/need to make your day a success.
Then simply ask your family, friends and colleagues to sponsor you. 
Or better yet, get them to join in too!

Sign up today

Our Supporters

All those who show their support, whether it be by volunteering a few hours a week, or donating tens of thousands of pounds, help keep Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research alive. Without that support, the charity would not be able to continue undertaking its research into improving quality of life after paralysis.

Thank you!