Successful day for SIA at Newbury
After a successful race day at Newbury Racecourse on Friday 21 October the Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) has raised £75,000 for the charity and its services.
Newbury staged a successful raceday for SIA
The event was attended by HRH The Princess Royal, who has been patron of SIA since 1984, and has provided continuing support to the charity over the years.
Paralympian Steve Brown also made an inspirational speech about his relationship with SIA and how the charity has helped him over the years from injury to rehabilitation and beyond.
The charity race day increased awareness of spinal cord injury and raised vital funds for the lifelong services of the charity, which supports an estimated 40,000 spinal cord injured people in the UK and their families and friends each year as they rebuild their lives.
SIA offers many services including a Peer Support Service, campaigning, education and training, and the recently launched Nurse Advocate Service.
The latter service will ensure spinal cord injured people get the healthcare they need outside of Spinal Cord Injury Centres.
SIA's Chief Executive, Sue Browning said: "Thank you to everyone who joined us at Newbury Racecourse for our fundraising event. We are over the moon that we were able to raise £75,000 to support the work we do.
"The charity is a lifeline for many and we are here to support spinal cord injured people from the moment the injury happens and for the rest of their lives."