Jan 24: Arctic Dog Sledding

Emma is fundraising for the group by completing 200km dog sledding in Sweden in January 2024. You can sponsor her here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/emmasarcticadventure Emma says: My son has HSP and it’s a really difficult condition as it’s degenerative so the challenges get harder and harder. More research needs to be done about HSP and patient care needs and support from health …

Milford Afternoon Tea meeting report

19 November 2023
As our guest speaker for the meeting, we were very pleased to welcome Professor Sue Lanham-New, who is a Registered Public Health Nutritionist, from the University of Surrey.

Rocking Horse Auction

Rocking horse

On Wednesday 8th November you can bid in an auction for a rocking horse made by our member, Terry Duffy.

Birmingham meeting report

Group Meeting

15 October 2023

A lovely sunny Sunday brought 14 of us together at The Kenrick Centre in Harborne for our autumn get-together at 12 noon, where we enjoyed a tasty buffet lunch with refreshments.

Yorkshire 10 miler

Nick Garrett has been taking part in running events through 2023 to raise money for the group. His next run in the Yorkshire 10 miler on October 15th. You can sponsor him here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/nick-garrett2 Nick says: I am running multiple events in 2023. for Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia Support Group because I have been diagnosed with this condition. I have been …

Upcoming Presentations

Coming up – our next presentations, on Zoom. On 2nd September Ian Bennett shares his views on selecting mobility aids, and on 3rd September Hannah Gilbert talks about compassion therapy. Please ask us for more details.

Fundraising Stories


We have set up a new page here to allow us to let you know about the amazing things which people are getting up to raising money for us. You have several options:

Viking Marathon

In 2021 Tom Bell ran a Viking challenge to raise money for the group. He is now going to run a full marathon on 15th October 2023 in the Viking gear. You can sponsor him here: https://www.justgiving.com/page/tomvikingmarathon Tom says: Yorkshire Marathon, 15th October, full Viking battle gear (approx 14kg in total). Becca’s dad (Peter) has Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia (“HSP”) and …

Railway ticket office closure

Proposals to close ticket offices at railway stations are currently being consulted on. If you wish to share your views then you have until 1st September 2023 to make them known. If you live in London: https://www.londontravelwatch.org.uk/ticket-offices-have-your-say/ If you live elsewhere in England: https://www.transportfocus.org.uk/train-station-ticket-office-consultation/ Two key issues are around the availability of tickets for people with disabilities from ticket machines, …

Potato Pants Festival

Potato Pants Festival

The Potato Pants Festival will be held on Saturday 26th August 2023 Noon till 9pm, at Cobham Sports & Social Club – Wimborne, BH21 3DA. Adult tickets £11, children go free. Listen to good music, learn about HSP and your ticket cost helps a great cause. http://potatopantsfestival.co.uk/ The Potato Pants Festival was created in 2015 with several objectives in mind.  …