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forward Magazine

forward is our bi-monthly publication which is available to all new members free of charge for the first year. A subscription to forward can also be purchased through the SIA shop. A subscription is available for £20.00 per year. forward subscribers can view the current edition and back issues online by logging into the website. Haven't signed up to the website yet? Go to the home page and sign up from there.

Read the February issue of forward now!







Welcome to 2015’s first issue of forward.  It was with great sadness that we heard of the death of SIA’s Chief Executive, Paul Smith, who passed away on Christmas Eve.  Paul worked tirelessly for SIA for 13 years and he was well known to members.  In this issue of forward, you can read a fitting tribute to Paul written by SIA Chair, Michelle Howard, and SIA Trustee, Jonathan Fogerty.

A new year brings new opportunities and for the keen travellers among you, the February issue of forward features a wide range of travel tips and advice for visits in the UK and abroad.  If you have not travelled since your SCI, there is lots of information to help you plan and prepare for a trip with links to useful resources for further information.

There is still time to nominate someone for a 2015 Rebuilding Lives Award.  I’m sure we can all think of at least one person who deserves a nomination, so please return the form by the 28 February to make sure your nomination is considered. 

In the April issue of forward, SIA will be taking the opportunity to thank the many people who have supported the charity over the past 40 years.  We’d like to take the opportunity to say “thank you” for enabling us to provide much needed services to newly-injured people.  We’d also like to give you the chance to thank a group or individual who has helped you following your SCI.  If you’d like to publish a “thank you” in the next issue of forward, please send your contribution to Breda Duggan at by the 2 March.  




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