About Back Up Trust

We are entering our 4th decade of supporting people affected by spinal cord injury. As a result, we have some extra special prizes waiting for you. You could win a fantastic summer holiday for two, generously donated by Mark Warner Holidays. You could also win a TG-Tracker camera donated by Olympus, or even 6 bottles of Champagne.

Last year, our Grand Prize Draw raised an impressive £6,000, allowing us to grow our services and help more people following a devastating injury. Through our wheelchair skills training, telephone support, residential courses, mentoring and schools service, we empower people to fully participate in work, school and family life. Your support today could help us to keep on delivering these vital services.

One of the people who has benefitted from Back Up’s services is Jonathan. He was involved in a motorbike accident in February 2015 which left him paralysed from the chest down.

After leaving the safe environment of hospital, Jonathan was discharged before he felt properly ready and was left reeling from the lack of support, unable to transfer from his wheelchair to the bath or car. He also felt he was burdening his wife because he had no-one to talk to about adjusting to life as a wheelchair user.

Back Up’s outreach team proactively contact people with new injuries – “it was Back Up who contacted me and I can’t begin to explain how good that is.”

Jonathan was matched with Les, a mentor with a similar level of injury, who he could talk to about what he was going through and who in turn could offer shared experiences. “It changed my outlook completely. In everything I was and am going through I was thinking that it was just me. But it’s not! Les helped me to see that you have your up and down days and that’s okay.”

Having been very active before his injury, Jonathan was still keen to get the most out of life. Back Up courses are designed to increase confidence and independence and going on a Back Up ski course really helped him push his boundaries and introduced him to others going through the same experiences.

“Watching what other people could do made me see things that might be possible. Now I’m transferring in and out of my chair, which I would never have thought possible.”

In his own words immediately after returning from the course:

“My adrenaline is still pumping even though I’m aching.

I’m really keen to give back to Back Up so that next year someone else can have the chance to have the amazing experience that I’ve had.

It all came from one phone call from you and I’ve never looked back.”

I hope you can see the difference you can make to people’s lives by entering the Grand Prize Draw

We can’t thank you enough for your support.


1st Prize: Mark Warner Holiday for two adults
Kindly donated by Mark Warner Holidays
2nd Prize: Olympus TG-Tracker camera
Kindly donated by Olympus
3rd Prize: 6 bottles of Champagne

How many tickets would you like?

Terms and conditions

  1. The Back Up Summer Grand Prize Draw 2017 (the Raffle) is being promoted by and on behalf of Back Up, a Charity Registered Charity No. 1072216 and SC040577

  2. The draw opens for entries at 01/06/2017 and closes for entries at 12/09/17

  3. There are 3 prizes available to be won in the draw as stated on this Website 

  4. The Back Up Summer Grand Prize Draw (the Raffle) is being promoted by and on behalf of The Back-Up Trust, Registered Charity No. 1072216 and SC040577. Charitable Company No 3596996. Registered in England & Wales
    The draw opens for entries at 01/06/2017 and closes for entries at 12/09/2017
    There are 3 prizes available to be won in the draw as stated on this Website.
    Participation in the Raffle costs £1 per ticket and all ticket purchases are non-refundable. In order to promote responsible gambling, each individual entrant is limited to buying no more than 100 tickets in total.
    The Raffle is open to all residents of Great Britain except employees of the Trust and other companies having any connection with the production of the raffle.
    Tickets are not for sale to or by anyone under 16 years of age. Any person found to be under the age of 16 automatically forfeits the right to any prize, and stake will be returned upon detection.
    Online raffle entries must be made no later than 11/09/2017. Any entries received after this will forfeit the right to any prizes.
    The draw will be made electronically on, Wednesday 13 September 2017. Winners will be notified by telephone or email.
    Tickets to enter the draw are priced at £1 each
    The Back Up Summer Grand Prize Draw is promoted by The Back-Up Trust
    Jessica House
    Red Lion Square
    191 Wandsworth High Street
    SW18 4LS
    Licensed by Wandsworth Council 567
    Contact for Enquiries: janet@backuptrust.org.uk

    Details of the 1st prize:

    The cream of the Mediterranean is within your grasp with award winning tour operator, Mark Warner. Choose from a handpicked selection of picturesque summer holiday resorts in Greece, Sardinia and Corsica which all offer beautiful sandy beaches, top-class watersports and tennis including tuition, mountain bike loan, spas, fabulous food and renowned childcare.

    The package includes everything you need for a relaxing holiday away, including return flights from London and resort transfers. Board basis and facilities vary between resorts. Extra travellers can be booked in with Mark Warner if you choose to make this a larger group or family holiday.

    Valid for 7 nights, summer 2017. Excludes the Helona Beach Resort (Kos). Supplements and pre bookable extras apply at full price. Extra travellers must be paid for at the time of booking. Excludes excursions, bar drinks, tennis lessons, RYA courses, scuba diving and hair and beauty treatments. Excludes the following departures 26th & 27th May, 7th July-31st August and 13th – 28th October. Holiday must be taken by the end of the summer 2018 season”.

    Terms and conditions apply (available on the Mark Warner website). Not available in conjunction with any other offer. The winner must book directly with Mark Warner. Cannot be transferred, sold or exchanged for a cash alternative.

  5. Tickets to enter the draw are priced at £1 each

  6. The Back Up Summer Grand Prize Draw 2017 is promoted by The Back-Up Trust
    Jessica House
    Red Lion Square
    191 Wandsworth High Street
    SW18 4LS
    License by Wandsworth Council (L/N 567)
    License by Wandsworth Council (L/N 567)
    020 8875 1805

  7. Contact for Enquiries: society contact janet@backuptrust.org.uk