NEW! Caring for Carers: The Christopher Beckwith Regain Grants for Carers
Through the generosity of Christopher Beckwith (29th September 1980 – 15th July 2014), Regain is launching a new grant scheme dedicated to supporting those unpaid carers of our target beneficiaries. Please click on the pdf below for more information, or click beside the pdf, and go to Apply for a Grant Section, where it has a an application form, with information under Caring for Carers.
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Regain improves the independence of all British men and women who have become tetraplegic as a result of a sports or leisure injury.
On average 1,200 people are paralysed every year in the UK. 50% become tetraplegic as a result of their accident and 10% of these people have their accident as the result of a sporting accident.
There are therefore 40-60 people in need of support from Regain every year. This is in addition to the existing 300 plus tetraplegics we support.
Grants are available for potential Regainers to help provide them with the specialist equipment they need to enable them to achieve greater independence and improve their quality of life.
Each request is considered independently, on its own merits and will be granted after consideration of the funds available at the time
Please feel free to contact us if you want to know more about how you can obtain help from Regain, or how you can contribute. Any comments on the usability and content of this web site would also be appreciated.
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Every day in the UK THREE people become paralysed in some way !
Every year there are between 800 – 1200 people who become either paraplegic, losing the use of the lower limbs or tetraplegic (also referred to as quadriplegia) having impaired use of all four limbs and in the worst case losing the ability to breathe without the use of a ventilator system.
This is a life changing form of injury which impacts not only on the victim but also on families, carers and friends. All too often it is young, active and sports minded people that are injured, becoming wheelchair bound for the rest of their lives and dependent on carers for many aspects of day to day living.
Of the many people injured in this way on a yearly basis around 10% of these accidents occur whilst involved in some form of sporting activity. Sports such as Rugby, mountain biking, trampolining, horse riding, and gymnastics all feature regularly but the one particular instance which appears all too often is when the victim has dived head first into shallow water!
Spinal injury is more often caused by a head-on blow to the head which then shatters vertebrae, which in turn, then can cut through the spinal cord causing paralysis.
Our message to all and in particular to young people is to THINK very carefully before getting into any form of water whether it be a swimming pool, a river, stream or the sea – You really must go in – FEET FIRST – FIRST TIME
If you have any questions about this campaign, please contact either Gwynne Furlong, CEO, on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07767 240323 or Shauna Baillie, Events, Marketing and Fund Raising Manager, on email@example.com or 07860 774197
THE GIRO DI BALI - CYCLE CHALLENGE – APRIL/MAY 2017
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Regain is planning a brand new cycle challenge for 2017 on the beautiful Indonesian Island of Bali in the South Pacific ocean.
The ride will comprise four days cycling with approximately 50 miles per day covered and completely circumnavigating the Island.
The ride is being organised in Association with the Bali Sports Foundation (BSF) who will have members from all around the South Pacific area riding to support disabled and disadvantage people in Bali.
We are hoping to take as many hand cyclists as possible but will need the support of able bodied cyclists to support them and to raise much needed funds for the work that Regain continues to do to help tetraplegics.
The ride will start from Denpassar on Friday 28th April 2017. We will ride up the east coast to Tirtagannga then across the north coast to Singaraja and then round past Gilimanuk and back along the west coast to the start point at the BSF centre near to Depasser, the capital of the Island. A total of around 350kms.
A full ground crew will be available courtesy of BSF including a mechanic and medical staff. All tetraplegics will need to bring their own cycles but team bikes will be supplied for all able bodied participants.
The plan is that everyone in the first instance will be responsible for booking and paying for their own flights to and from Bali. This will mean that you will be free to arrange whatever stop over you might like to consider e.g. Dubai, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur etc. You will then also be able to stay on before or after the ride on this exceptionally beautiful island as a dream holiday and to enjoy the fantastic beaches and other tourism opportunities on offer.
The package deal once you arrive will include for five nights stay in hotels around the island with all meals provided (but not drinks!) The ride will start on Friday 28th (so you need to arrive on 27th) and will finish on Monday May 1st (A Bank Holiday in Bali) You will then have a free day on Tuesday 2nd (For site seeing or recovering from the Celebratory dinner on Monday evening!) You should then arrange to book a return flight for Tuesday 2nd May onwards, unless of course you have made a decision to stay on for a period. Apart from your flight costs you will be expected to pay a minimum fee of £1500 per person to cover hotels, meals and other costs during you stay as well as a contribution towards Regains costs for the hand cyclists. Any additional monies that you can raise over and above the initial £1500 will, of course, be greatly appreciated.
This is only the second year that the Giro Di Bali has been run and only around 30 people took part last year. We are not sure what the maximum numbers for participants might be this year but it very likely to be limited and therefore we will have to plan on a first come first served basis and will only confirm places on receipt of an initial deposit of £250 per person. Hand cyclists will be determined also on the number of previous Regain rides that they have participated in.
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