£6,000 raised for The Spinal Injuries Association

The Spinal Injuries Association is one of the leading charities working to support and advice spinal injury people, while campaigning to enable those injured to live the life they choose with the same opportunities as everyone else. The Spinal Injuries Association was founded by Baroness Masham of Ilton, whom herself suffered a T5 spinal injury in 1958. This injury spurred the Baroness to establish the SIA in 1974, with the aim to help improve specialist medical care and increase the amount of information and advice available to SCI people.

The charity has grown over the years into a progressive and well-established organisation, working tirelessly to address the crucial issues which spinal cord injury people face. The charity has enabled a considerable amount of changes such as leading the way in the campaign for the Disability Discrimination Act.

Lympstone Manor supported this worthy cause during “Celebration of Speed” Festival in July, presenting the charity with a cheque for £6,000; which pays for 70 hours of support for people newly injured or diagnosed with a spinal cord injury. SIA’s Peer Support team are all spinal cord injured themselves. They can provide the experience, expertise and psychological support that makes a huge difference to people rebuilding their lives after injury.

“Spinal Injuries Association are delighted to have been chosen as the official charity for the recent “Celebration of Speed” event taking place at Lympstone Manor. We are thrilled to hear that £6,000 was raised through the auction at the event in collaboration with our friends Williams Racing. Thank you for all of your support.” SIA
The Celebration of speed partnered with Williams Martini Racing, Jaguar Land Rover, Porsche, Maserati, BMW, Chase Distillery and Exeter Brewery (to name but a few) for the raffle and auction during the day event and Gala Dinner.

“It was our pleasure to work alongside the chosen partners at the annual “Celebration of Speed” festival in July to raise £6,000 for such an outstanding charity” Michael Caines MBE, Lympstone Manor.