It's summertime, and Back Up is gearing up for our annual U-18's rehabilitative courses! Every year, your donations help us organize both a course for Children under the age of 13 and another course for young people aged 13-17. These courses allow for up to 14 young people to partake in activities like canoeing, abseiling, hiking, sailing, and wheelcair sports. Last year, 87% of course participants felt more confident about life 6 months after the course was complete.
Here is a quote from an U-18s participant in 2011:
'When i found out about Back Up i was really inspired by what they do for people with spinal cord injuries. But at the time i never thought i'd be strong enough to take part in one of their courses. After getting a place on the Keswick Multi Activity Course i was really apprehensive about going. But as soon as i got there, everyone made me feel really comfortable and welcome and I instantly made friends that i still keep in touch with now. The course totally changed my outlook on life as I was doing things that i never even imagined i'd be able to do again. It opened my eyes to so many more possibilities and taught me to not hold back because of my disability."
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