Steven has been volunteering for the charity since the very beginning. He volunteers his time as the Peer Support Champion for North West England and to help run our Facebook support groups, including our men’s group. Steven is also treasurer of the trust and attends regular meetings with trustees to benefit the charity. He lives with his family in Blackpool and is also very active with the Police Cadets, being a former police officer. We love his sense of humour and grateful that he shares his time with us so generously. He offers lots of support to the men in our group, being approachable and pragmatic about the intimate issues for men with the condition. 

Steven Smith CES

Steven is always busy raising awareness, giving interviews on Radio Lancashire, taking part in our BBC News story and more recently helped us cover Cauda Equina Syndrome Day in the Blackpool Gazette. Steven has attended conferences with doctors and other healthcare professionals, sharing his experience to raise awareness of CES and delivered a teaching session to over 300 paramedics!

Steven says "I myself have been living with CES for over 10 years and have plenty of experience of this awful condition. I feel that it does me good mentally, helping others out. I cannot work because of CES so doing nothing makes me worse, keeping going helps me."