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    Angry Top riders raise spinal injury awareness

    Maybe soon people and politicians will wake up and smell the coffee, and see how wide spread spinal cord injury is. It can happen to
    anyone, anytime anywhere.

    Top riders raise spinal injury awareness

    Anna Tyzack

    5 March, 2007

    Mary King, Jeanette Brakewell, Francis Whittington and other top riders are hosting a series of training demonstrations to raise money and awareness for Spinal Research

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    Top international riders such as Mary King and Ginny Elliot will be hosting a series of training demonstration evenings in aid of Spinal Research. The demonstrations are part of the Saddle Up 7 campaign which aims to alert the equestrian community of the risks of spinal cord injury.

    Active people between 18 and 35 years-old are the typical victims of spinal cord injury, often sustained in sporting accident – principally horse riding, diving and rugby. More than 40,000 people in the UK are paralysed as a result of damage to the spinal cord, and around 700 more are added to this list every year. Each accident represents a sudden and devastating change to quality of life and expectations for the injured person as well as their friends and family. Saddle Up 7 aims to increase awareness of the risks of spinal cord injuries and raise funds for Spinal Research.

    Last edited by manouli; 03-08-2007 at 03:11 PM.

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