Transformaing lives after spinal cord injury

Wheelchair skills new sponsors announced

Back Up is thrilled to announce our new headline sponsors for wheelchair skills training as Hollister and MW Solicitors.  As part of the partnership, they have recently started attending sessions to lend a hand where needed, provide snacks and goodie bags for the participants as well as providing vital funding support for Back Up.

“We attended our first sessions last week – not sure they are meant to be that much fun but we had a great time!  It was a privilege to be present as each participant grew in confidence and increased their abilities during the session.” Justina Molloy, partner specialising in catastrophic personal injury at MW Solicitors.

“The session was run by a lovely bunch of guys from Back Up.  We brought some refreshments for the break and helped out with assisting some of the patients over obstacles. Hollister is very proud to be collaborating with Back Up and MW Solicitors on the wheelchair skills training program.” Siobhan Gallagher, Global Marketing Manager at Hollister

Back Up delivers wheelchair skills training at all 11 of the spinal centres in the UK training around 600 people with spinal cord injury each year.  At this recent session there were 15 wheelchair users experiencing their first opportunity to learn valuable skills from the Back Up trainers.  The session covered the basics of manoeuvring on level surfaces but soon progressed on to dealing with everyday obstacles such as ramps and kerbs and the challenges of moving while holding a hot drink.  

“It is great to be working with two well respected organisations who share our passion for supporting people with spinal cord injury to get the most of life. The combination of practical hands-on support for the service and vital funding for Back Up is a powerful combination and really helps us towards our vision of enabling people with spinal cord injury to realise their full potential.” Louise Wright, Back Up CEO


About our sponsors

MW’s mission is to make quality legal services accessible to everyone and we aim to support clients throughout their lives with our teams of skilled, experienced lawyers.  We have over 170 specialist solicitors across our 25 offices and provide a full range of legal services, no matter what your legal issue; an injury claim, a property transaction, employment dispute, wills and estate planning, or a commercial matter. 

If you have experienced an injury as the result of someone’s negligence, MW’s specialist serious injury and medical negligence team can offer assistance.  We have decades of experience acting for the most seriously injured in the UK and abroad.  After sustaining a life changing injury we believe rehabilitation in all its forms is key.  We have case managers who can assist with practical issues from the start and then we are with you and those that rely on and care for you throughout the course of your claim and beyond.  If you have any other legal issues MW may be able to offer discounted or pro bono help.

Hollister is an independent, employee-owned company committed to offering healthcare professionals and the patients they support an extensive range of products and services. They serve people with neurogenic bladder and bowel dysfunction and those who care for them. We are committed to helping empower those who use our products with the independence to maintain a rewarding, dignified life.

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