Spinal Injuries Scotland launch project as part of Glasgow 2014 legacy

People in canoes at SIS bbq 2016

Digby Brown have worked closely with Spinal Injuries Scotland for many years. Spinal Injuries Scotland is the national voluntary organisation concerned with new and long term spinal cord injured people, their relatives and friends, along with those involved in the management, care and rehabilitation of the injury.  We see first-hand the inspirational and life-changing work the charity does.

Today sees Spinal Injuries Scotland launch a Watersports Coaching Programme, working in partnership with Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park and supported by funding from the National lottery as a legacy of the fantastic Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014.

The project aims to allow those with a spinal cord injury the opportunity to learn and thrive through a tailored watersports coaching programme at the accessible facilities and activities available at Castle Semple, Scotland’s first Centre of Excellence for disability sailing.

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Spinal Injuries Scotland (SIS) launch Watersports event Flyer

The launch event will feature demonstrations of the different sports and adaptive equipment available to use as part of the project and will be attended by Spinal Injuries Scotland members, local elected representatives, para-sport athletes who have had a long standing connection with Spinal Injuries Scotland and local and national businesses.

All of us at Digby Brown wish this innovative and exciting project every success.

Digby Brown and Spinal Injuries Scotland

Digby Brown have a long-standing involvement with the charity and offer support, advice and assistance in a number of ways, including:

  • Legal helpline, welfare rights and benefits advice
  • Fundraising, including the annual Digby Brown Winter Dinner Dance for Spinal Injuries Scotland, which raised over £71,000 in 2013 alone.
  • A number of events including an awards launch recognising the contribution of staff and volunteers to helping those with a spinal cord injury