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Christmas 2014 Newsletter
 
Thank You for a Year of Your Support
Happy Christmas and welcome to everyone who has joined us as a supporter since our last newsletter
 
As 2014 draws to a close....
 

......we thought it was worth reflecting on another great year.  We were thrilled to be able to provide a highly-specialised minibus for the Duke of Cornwall Spinal Cord Treatment Centre, and in the last few days it has taken patients to Twickenham to watch the England vs Australia rugby match.  We have also been able to support people with spinal cord injury at home across the region, providing awards for advanced mobility and sporting equipment, music technology, bed and bath systems and other equipment to help people really live their lives. Since SSIT was established in 2006, we have made more than 140 awards to people with SCI and provided Treatment Centre equipment to the value of more than £0.25 million.  Thank you for your support - please read on to hear more about our plans for 2015 and how you can help us continue with this much-needed work.

 
 
Southern Spinal Injuries Trust  
Giving at Christmas
 

Could you make a Christmas donation to SSIT and get our 2015 giving off to a fantastic start? Our website has details of how you can donate, online or by post, and your gift would enable us to make more awards to people with SCI who have asked us for help to acquire the equipment they need.  We make awards ranging from £200 to more than £5,000 depending on application criteria.

 
Read more about how to donate to SSIT
 
 
Sally Mathieson  
Calling grant recipients from our early years
 

If you received one of SSIT's earliest grant awards in 2006-2010, we would love to hear from you.  Next year we embark on a programme to find out more about our past grant-giving, but please do not wait if you would like to get in touch sooner.  Just drop us a line at info@ssit.org.uk and tell us about whether your needs have changed, and what your current priorities are.

 
Read More about our more recent grants
 
 
Easyfundraising while you shop
 

Help us all year round; visit www.easyfundraising.org.uk and every time you shop online participating major stores will make a donation on your behalf at no extra cost.

 
Read More about easyfundraising
  Easyfundraising.org.uk
 
 
Two Gardens in Hampshire  
Two Connoisseur Gardens
 

Make a date on 10 June 2015 for an exclusive opportunity to visit two very special Hampshire gardens, with lunch and refreshments included.  This would make a lovely Christmas gift for the gardener in your life.....

 
Read More and find out about tickets
 
 
Running for SSIT
 

The Vitality British 10K in London takes place on 12 July 2015 and runners from SSIT will be out in force.  Our friends at Irwin Mitchell are taking part, with runners from IM's new south coast specialist Serious Injuries Team.  We still have places available if you would like to join them.

 
Read More and get in training
  London 10K
 
 
See you in 2015 - keeping in touch
 

Please contact info@ssit.org.uk if you have questions about our work, ideas to fundraise or join our network of supporters, or to tell us your story. If you have a spinal cord injury and live in the South of England, you can make an application for a funding award by using the Apply for a Grant button at the top of this newsletter.

Please pass this on to anyone that should know about the Southern Spinal Injuries Trust.

 
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