A rehabilitation centre in Hemel has organised a fundraising challenge to secure funding for its life-changing treatment.
Neurokinex, which specialises in activity-based rehab for people living with paralysis, ran the Step Up Challenge from July 25 – 31.
Neurokinex clients, along with friends and trainers, were encouraged to complete targets of one, five, 10, 20 and 50 miles by “push, cycle, run, walk or a mix of activities”.
Entry was £10 for adults and £8 for children, with all proceeds going towards the Neurokinex Charitable Trust which supports the running of Neurokinex’s Step Up Scheme (NSUS).
The NSUS brings a life-changing opportunity of six free rehab sessions to adults and children with a new spinal cord injury. Many of those taking part in the fundraising challenge benefitted from the Step Up Scheme themselves and know first-hand the physical and psychological value of this early intervention following an injury.
These rehab sessions cost £420 to run per person. At the time of writing, just under £6,300 had been raised from the week of challenges, meaning 15 people will now have access to this life-changing treatment.
Jonathan Coggan MBE, gold medal winner for Team GB in wheelchair rugby at Tokyo 2020, came down to the Hemel centre on July 29 to support the challenge and hand out medals.
Jonathan said: “The Step Up Scheme is an amazing opportunity for newly injured people to access these superb facilities.”