Options for Donating to the INSPIRE Foundation

Charles Cumberlege

If you wish to make a donation in memory of the late Colonel Charles Robert Cumberlege, father of INSPIRE Patron, Mrs Vanessa (Nessie) Owen, please follow this link (endorsing your donation ‘in memory of Charles Cumberlege’)

If you would also like to obtain a copy of Nessie’s recipe book, ‘Cook to INSPIRE’ produced during her own rehabilitation, please email: office@inspire-foundation.org.uk or call 01722 336262 Ext 2465


Can you help?  Research into SCI is a very expensive business and we need all the help we can get.

Where does the money go? At a recent fundraising event, research scientist Robin Gibbons, of Brunel University London received an INSPIRE Foundation cheque for £20,590 to continue his research into Functional Electrical Stimulation or FES  In 2001, Robin a former Royal Navy Officer and then Virgin Atlantic 747 pilot broke his back in 2001 in a road traffic accident.  There started his career as a research scientist in which he has worked tirelessly in his conviction that the fitter the body (whether able bodied or SCI) the better the quality of life for any individual.

Why do we need more?  In short more money means more research for the SCI.  There is never a shortage of projects like Robin’s but they can only be made possible with donations like yours as there is no Government funding.


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L to R Executive Director Rory Steevenson, Robin Gibbons with the Earl and Countess of Shaftesbury

READY TO DONATE?  You can consider your options first and then:  Make a Donation

  • GIVE NOW.  Whatever the size of your donation your money will be put to good use.
  • GIVE EVEN MORE WITH GIFT AID.  If you are a UK tax payer you can increase the value of your donation (at no additional cost to you) by using the Gift Aid declaration. This means Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs pay back to us the tax portion of your donation.
  • GIVE DISCREETLY.  We will assure you of anonymity if that is your wish.
  • GIVE LATER. If you wish to know more about Legacies, that is to say leaving money to the INSPIRE Foundation in your will, so that we might benefit after your death, please click Legacy