The Foundation offers assistance to hundreds of people every year. We do this in a number of ways, through direct grants, offering advice, assistance and mentoring to individuals, and also through financial assistance and input to like-minded organisations who share our aims and ethos.
Along with partners we are active within the community, offering programmes aimed at disadvantaged young people. Our support of SpecialEffect, a charity aimed at those with limited movement or who are locked in, is helping to get people to communicate to their relatives and friends and the on-line community through the use of technology and gaming. The Foundation is involved with initiatives involving the study of injury which will hopefully assist in it's prevention in the future.
The Foundation's big goal is to build the 'Get Busy Living Centre' a place where our beneficiaries can come to receive rehabilitation through physiotherapy, hydrotherapy or to meet others in a similar position who can pass on advice and inspire each other to move on with their lives.
It has become more apparent that the biggest support we can provide is by bringing individuals and their families together to share knowledge and experiences and by having a headquarters this sort of interaction can happen on a more regular basis.
We will be able to invite young injured sportsmen and women to the centre on a daily basis and have an open door policy for all beneficiaries who can book in to use the rehabilitation facilities or to just come and spend time with other people in a similar position.
Matt felt the support he received from others who had been through a similar experience was vital in encouraging him to focus his mind on 'getting busy living', and now he inspires others to do the same.
We also support a number of Paralympians and potential Paralympians and are very proud alongside the Leicester Tigers to support the Leicester Tigers Wheelchair Rugby Team.