Neurokinex Charitable Trust

The Great Neurokinex Rowing Relay Challenge 2023

The 2023 Step Up Challenge is to row as far as we can go. 2,500 people per year are diagnosed with a spinal cord injury in the UK We will aim to row 250,000 metres – 100m for each person affected and raise critical funds for the scheme.
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The Neurokinex Step Up Scheme brings a life-changing opportunity of six free rehab sessions to adults and children with a new spinal cord injury. An absolute lifeline, it enables people to access the world-class Neurokinex facilities and expertise.

The Step Up Scheme costs the Neurokinex Charitable Trust £420 per person to fulfil and it relies on funding for its survival.

From 5-7 September 2023, Neurokinex clients, families, friends and associates are stepping up to raise vital funds to secure the Step Up Scheme for another year.

Many of those taking part benefitted from the Step Up Scheme themselves and know first-hand the physical and psychological value of this early intervention following their injury. They are now giving back to enable others to have this great opportunity. 


The Neurokinex team will be pitting 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 people’s rehab sessions. 

Our clients are coming together to achieve their maximum distance as each site hosts a one-day rowing relay. The rowing will get going at Neurokinex Gatwick and they will hand the baton to Neurokinex Hemel Hempstead before Neurokinex Bristol completes the rowing relay. 

*  Tuesday, September 5th – Neurokinex Gatwick

* Wednesday, September 6th – Neurokinex Hemel Hempstead

 * Thursday, September 7th – Neurokinex Bristol 


Many of those participating know first-hand the physical and mental value of the early intervention Step Up Scheme and are keen to fundraise to give others the same great opportunity. 

Neurokinex needs £25,000 to safeguard its Step Up Scheme for another year. Every metre our participants cover and every pound you donate will bring a newly injured person closer to their chance for life changing rehabilitation. 


UPDATE - August 17, 2023  You may have seen that part of this year’s Step Up Challenge was for Neurokinex trainer, Laurence Green, to attempt a 100-mile Kayaking Challenge in September. Laurence’s training is going well but his coaches at the Wey Kayak Club have raised safety concerns about a novice kayaker undertaking the notoriously difficult and busy River Thames stretch. They have advised Laurence to complete more practice hours before he takes on a challenge of this magnitude. He has therefore postponed his 100-mile Kayaking Challenge until Spring 2024.

Laurence is absolutely committed to completing the kayaking challenge. In order to be fully ready for this he will continue training with the Wey Kayak Club to build up his skills, strength and resilience in order to complete distance safely next year. We would like to thank the Wey Kayak Club for its support and guidance and wish Laurence well as his training continues. 

Thank you for your support!

About the charity

Neurokinex Charitable Trust

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Our vision is to make cutting-edge rehabilitation more accessible and inclusive for those living with various forms of paralysis. This includes a focus on recovery below the level of injury, which we guarantee by staying up to date with the latest breakthroughs in neuroscience.

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