| 1986 (1986)|
| Mike Nemesvary|
| Charitable organisation|
England & Wales (1072216) Scotland (SC040577)
Jessica House, Red Lion Square, 191 Wandsworth High St, London, UK
The Back Up Trust, commonly known as Back Up is a UK charity that helps people of all ages and backgrounds rebuild their confidence and independence following a devastating spinal cord injury.
Back-Up Trust Wikipedia
The charity's main activities include running wheelchair skills training, mentoring service and rehabilitative activity courses across the country, all of which are led by people who have a spinal cord injury themselves. The charity also supports people to overcome the challenges of returning to work or school.
Back Up was founded in 1986 by the former British and European Freestyle Champion and James Bond stunt double Mike Nemesvary, whose life was devastated when he broke his neck during a training session. Despite being paralysed from the shoulders down, Mike was determined to get back to the life he enjoyed. Back Up was initially set up to offer ski courses for those affected by spinal cord injury. In 1988, the charity formed a partnership with The Calvert Trust and began to expand its courses to challenge and empower people to get ‘back up’ to a place they were at before their accident.
Back Up works closely with regional and local spinal cord injury organisations.
In September 2012, Back Up launched Back Up Team, a means for individuals, groups and companies to have a more direct role in helping the charity improve the lives of people with spinal cord injury.