Inspiring and supporting young people seriously injured through sport

Meet the Team

MATT HAMPSON OBE - FOUNDER

Matt or Hambo as he is affectionately known, is the founder of the charity and the driving force behind everything the Foundation does. Hambo inspires and supports all of our beneficiaries sharing the experiences and knowledge he’s gained since his accident in 2005. If anyone epitomises the Foundation's ethos of 'Get Busy Living' it is Matt Hampson. Hambo was awarded an OBE in 2021 for the outstanding contribution he’s made through the work of the Foundation.



TOMMY CAWSTON - CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

To contact Tommy - tommy@hambo.co.uk  Tel: 01664 454155
Tommy is the leader of Team Hambo and a close personal friend of Matt’s. He started his career as a personal trainer in London before studying business and then taking a degree in physiotherapy. Tommy worked with Leicester Tigers as a community physiotherapist before joining Matt to assist in the running of his burgeoning business and charity interests.  He has been working for the Foundation since its beginnings and holds responsibility for its day-to-day management. Tommy lives in Northamptonshire, is married to Katie and has a daughter Lucie and a son Joe.

TONY BOLTON - MEDIA & DESIGN EXECUTIVE

To contact Tony - tony@hambo.co.uk   Tel: 01664 454155
Tony enjoyed a long and successful career in printing and design before joining the Foundation. Tony met Matt whilst working on his website and designing the Get Busy Living merchandise.  After setting up his own design business, he found that the Foundation was taking up the majority of his time; it was at this point that Matt invited Tony to work full time with him. Tony admits that it's been the most fun, rewarding and varied job he's ever had, which he says 'doesn't make it a job'. He is married to Sarah, has two boys and quite a few cats.

LOUIS DEACON - COMMERCIAL & PARTNERSHIPS MANAGER

To contact Louis - louis@hambo.co.uk  Tel: 01664 454155
Louis is a former Leicester Tigers and England International rugby player. He joined Tigers in 1997 and retired in February 2015 after a very successful playing career over 18 years. Louis joined the Foundation as a consultant concentrating on the areas of player management, raising sponsorship, building relationships and creating new opportunities for the Foundation. He also recently coached the England U20s team at their World Cup in Georgia and also works with the Coventry Rugby team. Louis is married and has three daughters.

ABBIE WELLS - PR & FUNDRAISING MANAGER

To contact Abbie - abbie@hambo.co.uk  Tel: 01664 454155
Abbie joined the Foundation team in late 2020 and helps us make sure as many people as possible hear about us and the amazing work we do! Abbie joined us from an international development charity where she spent 11 years travelling to far-flung places with ambassadors and generating publicity across national and international media. When she’s not working, she’s kept busy with two small girls, two small guinea pigs, a budgie and a pony.

JANE COLEMAN - ADMINISTRATION EXECUTIVE

To contact Jane - jane@hambo.co.uk  Tel:  01664 454155
Jane first got involved with the Foundation through her support of one of our early fundraising events. Jane, who was previously a primary school teacher for nearly 20 years, decided to take the big step and work for the Foundation in 2010 and she now successfully runs the essential day-to-day administrative work of the charity and associated events. At weekends, Jane and Glen can be found exploring the canals of Britain on their narrow-boat.

JOSIE LEDBETTER - PHYSIO

To contact Josie - josie@hambo.co.uk  Tel:  01664 454155
Josie Ledbetter is the Foundation’s Lead Physio. Providing the highest quality physiotherapy treatment for beneficiaries has always been a high priority for Matt and is a very important part of the offer provided by the Get Busy Living centre. Josie is hugely respected within her field and qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist from the University of East London in 2004. Specialising in neurological rehabilitation Josie has worked both in the NHS and the private sector. Josie is a mum-of-two and wife-of-one.

TILLY CUMMING - PHYSIO

To contact Tilly - tilly@hambo.co.uk  Tel: 01664 454155
Tilly is the newest member of the Foundation’s physio team. Tilly qualified from Brighton University in 2007 as a neurophysiotherapist and has vast experience working with people recovering from strokes, brain and spinal cord injuries. Tilly has previously held roles within the NHS at teaching hospitals in London and Leicester, as well as running her own successful rehab business. When she’s not at the centre supporting our beneficiaries, she manages a busy household of children and pets as well as practicing yoga.

JAMES SUTLIFF - PERSONAL TRAINER

To contact Sutty - sutty@hambo.co.uk  Tel:  01664 454155
James or Sutty as he’s affectionately known, is the Foundation’s personal trainer and disability coach. Sutty woke up from a normal weekend of rugby and found his speech was distorted and slurred and later began to suffer problems with his hands too. Following numerous tests, he was eventually diagnosed with Dystonia. Sutty was a fully qualified plumber at the time but after his diagnosis refocused and created a new path for himself as a personal trainer. His enthusiasm and zest for life is infectious, he’s the life and soul of the Get Busy Living gym and is hugely popular with our beneficiaries.

GEORGE THOMPSON - SPORTS THERAPIST

To contact George - george@hambo.co.uk  Tel: 01664 454155
George works in the physio team with Josie and Tilly and as a sports therapist in semi-professional rugby alongside his role with the Foundation. He specialises in muscle and joint injuries, and designs and guides beneficiaries through rehabilitation programmes for any injuries of this kind that they have suffered. George is a huge support to the centre’s physio team and works closely with them on rehabilitation programmes for our beneficiaries.

PAIGE MURRAY - FUNDRAISING SUPPORT EXECUTIVE & BENEFICIARY LIAISON

To contact Paige - paige@hambo.co.uk  Tel:  01664 454155
Paige has the longest job title at the Foundation and is pivotal in ensuring that we provide effective support to both our incredible fundraisers and the Foundation’s beneficiaries. As a beneficiary herself, Paige is the perfect person to keep us on track. Outside of work, Paige is an international standard athlete who made her Great Britain debut in the 400m at the Olympic Stadium in 2015.

Paige says that she never knew what the perfect job for her was until she started working at the Foundation. She always has a huge smile on her face and we can’t wait to see her achieve her athletic potential. 

HEATHER KELK - PA

To contact Heather - heather@hambo.co.uk  Tel:  01664 454155
Heather joined Team Hambo in November 2018 following a very short-lived retirement. The tantalising prospect of becoming Tommy Cawston’s personal assistant was too good an offer to resist. Keeping Tommy in check and on time is a tough job, but Heather has a wealth of experience having spent many years as a PA.

In her free time Heather is an accomplished equestrian and qualified riding instructor. Working part-time at the Foundation means Heather can enjoy a job she loves whilst also allowing her time to spend with her family and much-loved horses.

CLIVE GALLOWAY - LOGISTICS MANAGER

To contact Clive - clive@hambo.co.uk  Tel:  01664 454155

Clive is the newest member of Team Hambo and joins us from Leicester Tigers where he spent over a decade as kit manager for the club. Clive also worked for the RFU as a community coach on coaching development programmes which led to involvement with the Tigers U16 and Tigers academy programme. Originally from Staffordshire, Clive now lives locally with his partner Shelly and is very much looking forward to getting stuck in to his role at the Foundation!