Press Releases

Brian Carlin’s 12 hour spinathon raises over £3,000

Apr 30, 2014 16:13 BST Aspire Brian Carlin, CEO of Aspire, the national charity that provides practical help to people who have been paralysed by Spinal Cord Injury, successfully completed his 12 hour spinathon yesterday, raising over £3,000 for the charity.

Apr 28, 2014 16:00 BST Uppsala University It is generally well known that men have an overall shorter life expectancy compared to women. A recent study, led by Uppsala University researchers, shows a correlation between a loss of the Y chromosome in blood cells and both a shorter life span and higher mortality from cancer in other organs.

Team Nick takes on London to Paris Bike Ride

Apr 22, 2014 15:51 BST Stroke Association Jo Cann, wife of Institute of Financial Planning (IFP) chief executive Nick Cann who had a stroke in March 2013, is taking on a 300-mile sponsored cycle ride to Paris with former IFP President Julie Lord to raise thousands of pounds for Stroke Association.

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.

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.

Celebrations at the Life after Stroke Centre

Apr 03, 2014 14:56 BST Stroke Association

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.