Central Coast market stall raises $1,172 for spinal cord injury research!

Carrol Stubbs had the idea to raise money for SpinalCure after she was given a number of plant pots from her daughter and son-in-law who had been landscaping their garden. She decided to put them to good use and enlisted…
Alex Richter smiling in wheelchair

Neurostimulation research to expand thanks to SpinalCure supporters

In great news for Australians with spinal cord injuries, we’re excited to report that, thanks to our wonderful supporters and our New Zealand partner, The Catwalk Trust, our Christmas campaign ‘We’re so close’ has reached a critical funding milestone! The…

Billabong employees donate in memory of ‘Marls’

The team at Billabong’s Australian office recently held a bake sale to celebrate what would have been a birthday for their dear late friend and colleague of 30 years, Marlene Wills.  Together, the team at Boardriders Inc (which owns Billabong),…

The Neilson Foundation makes major donation in support of spinal cord injury research

We are pleased to announce the ongoing support of the Neilson Foundation which has donated a further significant gift towards SpinalCure’s quest for a cure. Funding from Mr Kerr Neilson and the Neilson Foundation has been pivotal in bringing neurostimulation…
Image of Gwenyth in the garden with red tulips

Gwenyth MacNamara’s generous legacy

Gwenyth MacNamara’s great passions in life were her family, St Kilda football club and horse racing.  She also lived much of her life with debilitating back pain after a car accident followed up with a laminectomy, which probably wasn’t very…
Keith Evans, SpinalCure supporter

SpinalCure supporter profile: Keith’s close call

At 87 years old, Keith Evans was inspired to make his first donation to SpinalCure after reading ‘Penguin Bloom’. The Bloom’s honest true story of how their world is turned upside down after a near-fatal accident leaves Sam paralysed. Upon…
Do the Narna's trainer Daniel Bowman

‘Doing the Narna’ for spinal cord injury research

Tony Robinson, part-owner of gelding Do The Narna, has generously promised to give all his profits from the gelding’s racing career to SpinalCure. Tony is a great mate to SpinalCure Australia Director Gary Allsop, who he calls ‘the great persuader’.…
Kerr Neilson

The lecture that convinced Neilson to back spinal research

Article reproduced with kind permission from the Australian Financial Review. By Jill Margo, Health Editor. When it comes to spinal cord injuries, people hesitate to use the word “cure”. But this didn’t deter billionaire Kerr Neilson, who for idiosyncratic and…