• <span>It was as if I’d lost my identity</span><br>

    It was as if I’d lost my identity

    Eleven years ago, a sports accident left Johanna Welin paralysed.

  • <span>Fundraising is fun and easy</span><br>

    Fundraising is fun and easy

    Our campaigners do amazing things to raise funds and awareness for spinal cord research.

  • <span>Run in the Dark </span><br>

    Run in the Dark

    Join thousands of runners to support The Mark Pollock trust and Wings for Life in our mission to find a cure for paralysis.

  • <span>Funded projects - explained</span><br>

    Funded projects - explained

    Detailed information on current research projects being funded and what our scientists are investigating.

  • <span>Scientific Meetings</span><br>

    Scientific Meetings

    Calendar of events for 2015 and 2016

Our mission

Spinal Cord Injury must become curable

Wings for Life is a not-for-profit spinal cord research foundation. Our mission is to find a cure for spinal cord injury. We fund world-class scientific research and clinical trials around the globe aimed at healing the injured spinal cord.  

Support us in achieving our goal.

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Progress in spinal cord research is largely driven by private funding. Wings for Life is dependent on donations from individuals and companies. 100% of all donations are used for research purposes because all administrative costs are kindly covered by the Red Bull Company.

News and events

Keeping up to date

Scientific Meetings October – December

Scientific Meetings October – December

Researchers exchange their knowledge on congresses, symposia, and meetings. Here is the scientific event calendar for October – December 2015.

London, United Kingdom


Dover to Milton Keynes, UK

Red Bull Racing take on TriHard Challenge

September Finds

September Finds

Barriers in everyday life, interesting tips for better accessibility and clothes for people with disabilities. We’ve come across a range of topics to share with you this month.

Networking in London

This year Wings for Life were again invited to take part in the ISRT Meeting in London. The meeting was for scientists and foundations to share information on SCI.

A warm welcome to The Fitting Rooms

A warm welcome to The Fitting Rooms

From raffles at their launch, to memberships including a donation, The Fitting Rooms are committed to supporting us in our mission.

Wings for Life UK Science and Sports Day

Wings for Life UK Science and Sports Day

We gathered some of our supporters to update them on current research and involve them in some wheelchair rugby!

New Spinal Cord Injury Chair

New Spinal Cord Injury Chair

Our Scientific Director Prof. Dr. Jan Schwab has accepted a professorship at Ohio State University and will be focusing on a unique research and therapy center.

Red Bull Racing take on Tri-Hard Challenge

Red Bull Racing take on Tri-Hard Challenge

Dominik, Marcus and Anthony from Infiniti Red Bull Racing take on the 210 miles from Dover to Milton Keynes.

Did you know…

Did you know…

…that many paralysed people cannot sweat? Our colleague Wolfgang explains why and how that affects his body functions.

August Finds

August Finds

Did you hear about the wheelchair that can be controlled by your chin? Here are the most extraordinary stories of the past weeks.