A gift of independence this Christmas

Aspire Christmas Appeal

Despite all the Christmas lights, presents and festive cheer, Christmas can be a difficult time for many, especially people who have sustained a spinal cord injury.

Adjusting to life with different abilities can be extremely tough and everyday tasks that we often take for granted can appear to be huge obstacles that need be to overcome. 

At Aspire Law, their team of specialist lawyers need your help to give the gift of independence this Christmas. Their Christmas campaign hopes to raise money for Aspire Grants. These grants are available to anyone living with a SCI in the UK or Ireland. 

Independent life

The aim of the grant is to help provide assistance to purchase specialist equipment that can aid those living with spinal cord injuries. This may be a power assisted wheelchair, an electric hand bike attachment or even assistive computer technology. Specialist equipment like this can be life changing for someone who has been the victim of a spinal cord injury.

It can mean the difference between being able to independently get from A to B, being able to utilise a computer so that they can return to work or continue their studies, or even help them have to lead an active life with their friends and family.

Did you know, that every eight hours someone is paralysed by a spinal cord injury? This staggering statistic means that there are so many people who would greatly benefit from your donation. At Aspire they want those who’ve sustained a spinal cord injury to be able to get on with their life, to lead as fulfilled a life as possible, with as much independence as is available to them. That is why your donation really counts. There are currently 35 people on the grant waiting list, all of whom are hoping to improve their life and increase their independence.

This list is growing each week. And with the average cost of a manual wheelchair between £3,500-£4,000 Aspire need as much help as they can to make spinal cord injury victims lives better. 

So please, do what you can this Christmas and donate to the Aspire grant scheme today.