Posted 05 July 2007 - 02:12 AM
i've read a few of the posts here and was wondering if those of you who have been on a Back-Up Trust course could let me know how you found it. was it worth-while? scary? things to definately try? surprises? etc
for those of you that haven't and have decided not to, can i ask why?
i'm asking because i'm finally well enough to start getting back into things other than the daily grind and thought i might have a go at one of their multi-activity courses this summer.
any info/advice would be great
thanks in advance,
Posted 05 July 2007 - 09:55 PM
I've not done the multi activity course but I've done 3 ski trips (one as group leader) and a water ski course as well as getting horribly drunk at their annual ball more than once.
Posted 05 July 2007 - 10:03 PM
Hey! Bring back my cape, I'm not done being invincible!!
Posted 06 July 2007 - 01:11 PM
I've only ever done their wheelchair skills day though. real good blokes though
L5 incomplete paraplegic. Learning to walk again and not letting anything stop me!
Posted 07 July 2007 - 07:42 PM
Would either of you mind elaborating on what the Back-up Trust is exactly, how it works? I realize it must be exclusive to UK but I'd be interested in knowing how it is organized and if it's what I'm thinking, find a comparable group in the states.
Posted 08 July 2007 - 02:59 PM
good to hear that the wheelchair skills course was worthwhile-hope to pick up a few tips and ideas.
would be interesting to hear whether U.S.A had anything similar or even Canada as i'm heading out there soon to see friends that have a SCI.
thanks for your replies,
take care all,
Posted 27 July 2007 - 06:55 PM
I did a tandem freefall to help raise money for Backup (£500) and loved it to bits; it was amazing, but the scariest thing I have ever done was to try horse riding at an activity centre; the damned nag had hips like John Wayne; I hated it!
I find it difficult to get a week to do activities now (I work full-time) so I help out with Sportability in the South West UK, they do day events like quadbiking and sailing, but there are also possibilities coming up for more 'committed' activities as well. It's a national charity so there are things to do across the country. Check out the website: www.sportability.org.uk
Posted 11 August 2007 - 02:49 AM
thank you for your reply. I'm glad to hear that fun was had on your course-see what happens this summer! lol wondering if I should or even could report back to you guys...maybe watch this space lol
I've seen disabled horse riding advertised;hope John Waynes horse has gone for a trot if I give it a go!
going to look at the website...
thanks again Chrisonwheels
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