Our charity for 2017/18 is Back Up
Back Up exists to transform the lives of everyone affected by spinal cord injury.
They deliver a range of services to build confidence and independence back into people’s lives, and offer a support network when it is needed most. Many of their volunteers and staff have been affected by spinal cord injury, so they have a strong understanding of the challenges an injury can pose. They support over 1,000 people a year – of all ages and injury levels – to lead the life they want.
Read more about what Back Up do and find out how you can get involved here.
MASS recognises the invaluable work that road safety and victim support charities do for people who have been affected by road traffic accidents. We are proud to form charity partnerships and support these charities through fundraising events and donations from members.
We nominate an annual charity and, alongside the funds we raise for these charities, we also help them with any relevant legal advice if needed.
We welcome enquiries from charities with a connection to road traffic accidents. If you would like to be considered as our annual charity partner please do get in touch – firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have previously worked with and supported:
Aspire (2013 & 2014)
Aspire offers practical support to the 40,000 people living with a spinal cord injury in the UK so they can lead fulfilled and independent lives in their homes, with their families, in work places and in leisure time.
BIRT (2015 & 2016)
The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust helps people regain the skills lost as a result of a brain injury through providing rehabilitation, housing, care and community based support.
Read more about about MASS’ involvement with BIRT:
Brake is a charity that provides support, advocacy, information and guidance for people who have been bereaved or seriously injured in a road crash, and the family, friends and professionals supporting them. This support is provided through a quality accredited Freephone helpline (0808 8000 401, Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm) and through high quality support literature.
BUSK works to promote safe child road transport throughout the UK and specialises in all aspects of home to school transport, school trips in the UK and school visits abroad. We provide free services for parents and schools.
Child Brain Injury Trust (2017-18)
The Child Brain Injury Trust offer support to anyone in the UK affected by childhood acquired brain injury. You can see a video and read more about what they do here
A national charity supporting people with a brain injury and those who care for them, through a network of local groups and branches and a national helpline and services.
Spinal Injuries Association (2011 & 2012)
SIA offers a pathway of support by aiming to be there for a newly injured person from the time of injury and for the rest of a person’s life. Support is given by spinal cord injured people, all of whom can offer their lived experiences of spinal cord injury.