• Rob Smith"Regain has been very supportive to me and my family and many major moments and memories of my life have happened with Regain"
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  • Alex Rickham (Rio Olympic Medalist)"Regain has been an inspiration to me. Regain supported me in my bid to get into the GB Wheelchair Racing Team at the Paralympics. Without Regain’s help I would never have achieved so much"
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Follow the link below and please send to your colleagues, friends and family to vote too! We need as many votes as possible!



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.





RCMA Group Rugby League Varsity Match pushed back a week to 9th March

Due to bad weather, the RCMA Group Rugby League Varsity Match has had to be moved back one week, to Friday 9th March.



Rugby League Varsity Match Announces Charity Partner

The Rugby League Varsity Match has announced Regain as official charity partner for the 38th annual encounter between the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge; with funds raised at the game at the Honourable Artillery Company on Friday 2 March going to the tetraplegic support charity.

Founded over 25 years ago, Regain provides support to sporting tetraplegics by providing equipment and facilities to improve mobility, communication, education and employment opportunities, as well as ensuring equal opportunities for tetraplegics and helping tetraplegics to lead independent lives.

Making the announcement, Rugby League Varsity Match director Mark Ramsdale said “on behalf of the two clubs from the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, I am very pleased to welcome Regain as a charity partner for the Varsity Match.  Sport has wonderful benefits for physical and mental health and the work of Regain to support tetraplegic sportsmen and women is excellent.  We are proud to be working with them this year to raise funds for their good work and encourage those at the game, and elsewhere, to give where they can.”

For those who would like to support Regain and their work but can’t get to the game should visit www.regainsportscharity.com.

Regain CEO Gwynne Furlong said “We are very pleased to become the charity partner to the Rugby League Varsity Match.  We share the players’ and spectators passion for sport and work hard to ensure tetraplegics have the same opportunities to take part in sport, and in doing so, improve their mental and physical wellbeing.  We’re very much looking forward to the day, and we are grateful to all those that might give."

About Regain


Regain is a unique national charity dedicated to improving the lives and independence of British men and women who have become tetraplegic as a result of a sporting accident. Our aims are to help sports tetraplegics lead independent and fulfilling lives with equal opportunities for all. We can assist with the provision of specialist equipment and facilities to improve mobility, communications, education and
employment opportunities.

Mobility is a major issue and without the use of wheelchairs and adapted vehicles tetraplegics can be trapped in their own homes. Regain helps by providing lightweight wheelchairs both manual and powered together with e-motion wheels which enable those with limited arm movement to propel themselves  without further assistance. Specialist wheelchairs can be bought for those wishing to get back into sports such as wheelchair rugby, tennis, basketball and hand cycling.

We are always very grateful to receive donations from individuals, corporate bodies and Trust funds and welcome all to take part in our annual programmes of fund raising events.





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feet first



 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 gwynne@regainsportscharity.com or 07767 240323 or Shauna Baillie, Events, Marketing and Fund Raising Manager, on shauna@regainsportscharity.com or 07860 774197