We are delighted to award a £30,000 grant to Spinal Injuries Association (SIA). The grant will go towards its support network for those in the Armed Forces who have sustained a spinal cord injury.

Founded in 1974, SIA aims to equip the 50,000 people in the UK living with a spinal cord injury with the confidence, knowledge and skills they need to lead a fulfilled life. Looking towards the future, SIA plans to share its expertise, raise the voice of the spinal cord injury community and ensure those who need it get the right support.

Our grant will go towards SIA’s support network which offers help in a variety of areas, from mental and physical health to employment and home delivery services. With our grant, SIA will be able to continue helping the Army family and members of the armed forces community with spinal cord injuries, their families and the healthcare professionals that care for them.

Kathryn Hill, director of programmes at SIA, said: “We’re incredibly grateful to ABF The Soldiers’ Charity for the support we’ve received, especially over this last year which has been desperately challenging for our members and other people with spinal cord injury. The donation has allowed us continue our support for spinal cord injured veterans as they journey towards a fulfilled life.”

Brigadier (Ret’d) Peter Monteith, Chief of Staff at ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, added: “We are proud to be working with SIA, and to know that members of the Army family and the wider Armed Forces community can be supported in a variety of ways. Sustaining a spinal cord injury is life-changing so it is vital that the right support is available to those who have already given so much during their time of service to our country.”

To find out more about SIA, visit www.spinal.co.uk.

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