What We Do


SPIRIT is a charity with international reach whose mission is to improve the treatment and care of people with spinal cord injury (SCI).

SPIRIT promotes education and training in the skills needed to treat SCI.

SPIRIT provides grants to enable doctors, therapists, nurses, managers and other health professional to travel to SCI centres of excellence and learn new skills.

SPIRIT funds those with SCI skills and knowledge to travel the world and pass on their knowledge and skills.

SPIRIT organises and sponsors conferences in the UK and world wide devoted to best practice in the treatment of spinal cord injury and to aid the better understanding of SCI.

SPIRIT is registered with the Charity Commission in the United Kingdom to ensure it is efficiently managed.


SPIRIT Trustees

Professor Wagih El Masri (y) F...

Founder Member SPIRIT and Chai...

Keith Kushner


Rachel Rees


SPIRIT Patrons

  • Baroness Masham of Ilton
  • Baroness Wilkins
  • Professor Hans Frankel OBE FRCP
  • Giles Wingate-Saul QC
  • Bill Braithwaite QC

SPIRIT Advisors

  • Chris Swain (Legal)
  • Alan McLaughlin (Financial)
  • Tony Stanger (Insurance)