The aim of the Foundation is to provide support, advice, and (or) treatment to anyone who has encountered a catastrophic injury from any cause, but particularly through participation in sport.
Matt Hampson, England Under 21 rugby player was injured during training in 2005. Since then Matt has battled to live as normal life as possible. Paralysed from the neck down, Matt decided to set up the Foundation so that other people who had also suffered catastrophic injuries had access to support and assistance.
Get Busy Living Centre
Tommy Cawston, CEO commented “The Matt Hampson Foundation is busier than ever, helping an increasing number of young people seriously injured through sport. It has been Matt and the Foundation’s big goal to build the Get Busy Living Centre, a place where our beneficiaries can receive rehabilitation and meet others in a similar position. An environment to pass on advice and inspire each other to move on with their lives. That dream is now a reality and the Centre opened in October 2018”.
“The sharing of knowledge and experiences is a powerful tool in the rehabilitation process following a life-changing injury. For many, waking up and facing another day is a battle in itself. The Foundation aims to create an environment to assist those facing new challenges in both theirs and their family’s lives. Our beneficiaries will also be able to benefit from physiotherapy, life skills and other alternative therapies”.
Simon Pearson, Sirus Managing Director and Founder commented “We recognise the amazing work of the Matt Hampson Foundation, and as a business would love to offer our support. Having dedicated the last 15 years to designing innovative wheelchair accessible vehicles for wheelchair users, we share our values with the Foundation, in our mission to offer support and solutions to people with disabilities. We look forward to making a difference and working with Matt and the team”.
For more information visit https://www.matthampsonfoundation.org/
Matt Hampson Foundation
Get Busy Living Centre,
Telephone: 01664 454155