Press Releases

Brian Carlin, CEO of Aspire, to attempt 12 hour spinathon

Apr 17, 2014 17:44 BST Aspire Brian Carlin, CEO of Aspire, the national charity that provides practical help to people who have been paralysed by Spinal Cord Injury, will be celebrating his 16 years at Aspire by attempting a 12 hour spinathon. The event, known as “Brian’s Magic 12 Hour Spinathon”, will be held in aid of Aspire on Tuesday 29th April from 6:30am at the Aspire National Training Centre in Stanmore.

Apr 15, 2014 12:08 BST Aspire Aspire, a national charity that provides practical help to people who have been paralysed by Spinal Cord Injury, will launch a new Aspire House on Thursday 17th April at 1pm in Northampton, in partnership with emh homes. The house will be officially opened by Brian Binley MP.

Disabled fitness instructor supports disabled groups to get active

Apr 14, 2014 16:07 BST Aspire Successive volunteer, Patrick Mahaffey from Harrow, qualified as a fitness instructor through the multi-award winning InstructAbility Programme. Patrick is one of many newly qualified disabled fitness instructors who are proving that disability is no barrier to a career in the fitness industry.

Know Your Vital Statistics - Alcohol and Breast Cancer

Apr 10, 2014 23:47 BST The Alcohol-Free Shop Screen legend Joan Collins and One Direction drummer Josh Devine are helping raise awareness of the link between booze and breast cancer. The Pink Ribbon Foundation (Reg. Charity No. 1080839) and The Alcohol-Free Shop, the UK's leading alcohol-free specialists, are working in partnership to inform women of the risks through the Know Your Vital Statistics campaign.

Le Mans Celebratory Dinner to be held in aid of Aspire and Hope for Tomorrow

Apr 07, 2014 12:09 BST Aspire On Thursday 29th May 2014 the charities Aspire and Hope for Tomorrow will be hosting a very special event, which will celebrate the Le Mans 24 Hour Race - the most famous endurance race in the world.

Freemasons donate £35,000 to Aspire

Mar 27, 2014 15:38 GMT Aspire Middlesex based charity Aspire will be presented with £35,000 from The Freemasons’ Grand Charity by HRH Prince Michael of Kent on 3 April 2014 to upgrade their Assistive Technology Programme across the UK.

Mar 20, 2014 17:00 GMT Uppsala University When tumours grow, new blood vessels are formed that deliver oxygen and nutrients to the tumour cells. A research group at Uppsala University has discovered a new type of cell communication that results in suppressed blood vessel formation and delayed tumour growth.

Mar 20, 2014 16:22 GMT Aspire Aspire, a national charity that provides practical help to people who have been paralysed by Spinal Cord Injury will launch a new Aspire House on Friday 21st March, in partnership with the Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust. The house will be officially opened by Rt Hon John Bercow MP.

Aspire to hold its first annual Sports Quiz Dinner in Birmingham

Mar 19, 2014 14:17 GMT Aspire Aspire has added Birmingham as a location for its highly successful annual Sports Quiz Dinners in 2014 due to popular demand.

101 liver cancer drug candidates pave the way to personalized medicine

Mar 19, 2014 14:00 GMT Chalmers University of Technology The heart disease drug perhexiline is one of 101 compounds predicted to prevent cancer growth in most patients suffering from our most common liver cancer, HCC. This is an outcome from a novel simulation-based approach using the proteomes of six HCC patients. "This is the first time personalized models have been used to find and evaluate new potential drugs", says Professor Jens Nielsen.