Welcome to the nsif media centre. Read all the latest news, blogs and events.

The Breakthrough: 2014

16th February 2015

See highlights of the media coverage surrounding the announcement to the world that Darek Fidyka, who had a complete spinal cord injury, had regained function and sensation below the level of injury following treatment part-funded by nsif.

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Professor Geoffrey Raisman Obituary

22nd February 2017

On 27th January Professor Geoffrey Raisman sadly passed away, read his obituary.

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Claire Lomas MBE praised by Health Secretary for services to spinal injury reseach

20th January 2017

Claire Lomas MBE received a letter from Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt after she was honored for services to spinal injury in the New Years Honours.

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Reflecting on Paralysis: The Cure Girls

28th October 2016

Cure Girls featured in The Huffington Post promoting nsif.

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‘Return of the Mack’

13th October 2016

nsif supporter and Cure Girl Lolly Mack’s story as told by one of her closest friends Samantha Walsh.

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nsif supporter hosts ‘The Moulin Rouge Ball’

26th September 2016

nsif supporter Leonie Hallam hosted The Moulin Rouge Ball in Chester on 24th September 2016. Leonie first became involved with the charity after her son Mathew suffered a spinal injury. Regaining independence has been important for Mathew, earlier this year…

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Claire Lomas finishes Great North Run in 5 days

12th September 2016

Patron Claire Lomas completes world’s biggest half marathon. She also announced her pregnancy and the added challenge this brought to completing the race.

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Mum of paralysed police officer writes fundraising poetry book

8th September 2016

With the help of her friends and family Yvonne Williams has produced a poetry book in order to raise £10,000 for nsif. Yvonne’s son Aaron was paralysed aged 25 and is her motivation for supporting nsif.

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Claire Lomas takes on Great North Run

6th September 2016

Continuing on from a fantastic fundraising year, patron Claire Lomas has taken on the Great North Run. She hopes to complete the half marathon in five days with the aid of a robotic suit. Read more about the challenge.

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nsif fundraiser takes on 130 mile kayak challenge

6th September 2016

Harry Wallace championed the nsif cause by kayaking 130 miles. The 32 hour challenge raised over £5,000 for nsif. Read more about his impressive achievement here.

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nsif featured in Polo Times

27th July 2016

nsif CEO Mike Milner discusses the future of research into spinal cord injury and the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead.

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nsif supporter takes on gruelling triathlon in Christopher Tickle’s memory

21st July 2016

Kevin McConnell took on Ironman Bolton, on behalf of The Christopher Tickle Fund who support nsif. Read about his motivation and his epic feat.

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nsif patron Claire Lomas to receive honorary degree for fundraising efforts

19th July 2016

nsif patron and champion Claire Lomas is set to receive an honorary degree from Nottingham Trent University, in praise of her outstanding fundraising for spinal charities. Read about Claire’s tireless efforts to find a cure for spinal cord injury.

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