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Neurokinex Community Sets Rowing Relay Challenge To Safeguard Rehab Services

Step Up Challenge rowing - 2023

The Neurokinex spinal cord injury rehabilitation community is spending three days on rowing machines in a bid to raise funds to safeguard its Step Up Scheme that brings lifechanging rehab within people’s reach.

The Step Up Challenge has become a much-needed annual event and this year’s challenge is to see how far people can go on indoor rowing machines from September 5th to 7th. This fundraising challenge is in place to safeguard the Neurokinex Step Up Scheme for children and adults.  

A lifeline

Neurokinex is the UK’s leading specialist spinal cord rehabilitation provider with sites at Gatwick, Bristol and Hemel Hempstead.  Its Step Up Scheme provides a lifechanging set of six free rehab sessions to anyone with a new spinal cord injury. 

An absolute lifeline which enables people to access the world-class Neurokinex facilities and expertise, the Scheme costs the Neurokinex Charitable Trust £420 per person to fulfil and relies totally on funding for its survival.

In a bid to keep the Step Up Scheme running for another year, Neurokinex needs its team to raise £25,000 by being sponsored to take part in the three -day Step Up Challenge.  

  • How to take part

The team comprises children and adults with spinal cord injuries who are being treated at Neurokinex, their friends and families and the dedicated Neurokinex trainers who work in the spinal rehabilitation sites.  

The teams will pit themselves against Concept2 rowing machines, with each of the sites also having one specially adapted to suit clients of all ages and abilities. Kindly donated by Pulse Fitness in June, these devices are proving a great additional training tool within their rehab sessions.

The indoor rowing relay will start at the Gatwick site, before the Hemel team takes over and then hands the ‘baton’ to the Bristol team. To keep the rowing going, Neurokinex trainers, families, friends and business neighbours are invited to join the teams.

Those dates are:

  • Tuesday September 5th at Gatwick
  • Wednesday September 6th at Hemel Hempstead
  • Thursday September 7th at Bristol (Almondsbury)

To support this year’s Step Up Challenge, please follow the link