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Pride & Passion, a collection of Four Limited Editions by Doug Hyde

Trent Galleries in Oakham are celebrating the return home to England of the Rugby World Cup in 2015 with an innovative new collection from the Official Artist of England Rugby DOUG HYDE. 10 years ago in 2005 when Hyde was officially named as the UK’s b…
Pride & Passion, a collection of Four Limited Editions by Doug Hyde   Trent Galleries in Oakham are celebrating the return home to England of the Rugby World Cup in 2015 with… https://www.matthampsonfoundation.org/news/2015/07/pride-passion-collection-four-limited-editions-doug-hyde/

Laura Wright Tackles the Great Glen Valley Paddle Board Challenge

The Matt Hampson Foundation’s newest ambassador is set to take on the huge 2 day paddling challenge to raise money for the Foundation. Armed with nothing more than a paddle and board the nation’s sporting soprano will battle the Loch Ness monster and S…
The Matt Hampson Foundation’s newest ambassador is set to take on the huge 2 day paddling challenge to raise money for the Foundation. Armed with nothing more than a paddle and… https://www.matthampsonfoundation.org/news/2015/07/laura-wright-tackles-great-glen-valley-paddle-board-challenge/

Huge Ruckstar Sale!

Our friends over at Ruckstar are holding a huge sale for the Foundation on their awesome rugby themed t-shirts! Using the code “getbusy” you can get 50% off the price of your tshirt(s) and £5 from each sale will go to the Foundation! Neil from Rucks…
Our friends over at Ruckstar are holding a huge sale for the Foundation on their awesome rugby themed t-shirts! Using the code “getbusy” you can get 50% off the price of your… https://www.matthampsonfoundation.org/news/2015/07/huge-ruckstar-sale/

Foundation Donates Van to Mikeys Fund

The Matt Hampson Foundation donates vehicle to Mikey’s Fund to assist Michael and his family. In 2011 Michael suffered a severe hypoxic brain injury (aged 9), after a medical error at Leicester Royal Infirmary deprived him of oxygen which caused Mikey …
The Matt Hampson Foundation donates vehicle to Mikey’s Fund to assist Michael and his family. "In 2011 Michael suffered a severe hypoxic brain injury (aged 9), after a medical… https://www.matthampsonfoundation.org/news/2015/07/foundation-donates-van-mikeys-fund/

BGC Charity Day 2014 Raises Thousands for the Foundation

Last years BGC Charity Day raised £40,000 for the Matt Hampson Foundation. Last year’s Charity Day was held on Thursday, September 11, 2014 and raised approximately $12 million globally. Every year, BGC Partners and Cantor Fitzgerald, in conjunction wi…
Last years BGC Charity Day raised £40,000 for the Matt Hampson Foundation. Last year’s Charity Day was held on Thursday, September 11, 2014 and raised approximately $12 million… https://www.matthampsonfoundation.org/news/2015/07/bgc-charity-day-2014-raises-thousands-foundation/

MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT

In 2011 the Matt Hampson Foundation was officially granted charity status with the aim of inspiring and supporting young people who have been seriously injured through sport or physical recreation. In 4 short years the Foundation has over
In 2011 the Matt Hampson Foundation was officially granted charity status with the aim of inspiring and supporting young people who have been seriously injured through sport or… https://www.matthampsonfoundation.org/news/2015/06/major-announcement/

Tigers2Paris: 430 Miles covered in Epic Cycling Challenge

Earlier this month friends Rob Hunter and Chris Murphy rode a staggering 430 miles from Welford Road in Leicester to the Stade de France in Paris. Having enjoyed the challenge of riding 100 miles per day that they undertook last year in Norfolk, Rob an…
Earlier this month friends Rob Hunter and Chris Murphy rode a staggering 430 miles from Welford Road in Leicester to the Stade de France in Paris. Having enjoyed the challenge… https://www.matthampsonfoundation.org/news/2015/06/tigers2paris-430-miles-covered-epic-cycling-challenge/

...Stuff Ben Said Now on Sale!

He's entertained rugby fans all over the world in the colours of club and country, and now Ben Youngs is about to prove he is just as entertaining in print. The @stuffbensaid Twitter account provides a unique look at life through the eyes of the popula…
He's entertained rugby fans all over the world in the colours of club and country, and now Ben Youngs is about to prove he is just as entertaining in print. The @stuffbensaid… https://www.matthampsonfoundation.org/news/2015/06/stuff-ben-said-now-sale/

No Haircuts or Shaving for 1 Year

For 1 year Matt Potterton won’t shave or cut his hair. All to raise money for the Foundation. The father of four has decided to spend the next year growing his hair out for charity. ‘Potty,’ as he’s known by his friends, decided to take up the challeng…
For 1 year Matt Potterton won’t shave or cut his hair. All to raise money for the Foundation. The father of four has decided to spend the next year growing his hair out for… https://www.matthampsonfoundation.org/news/2015/06/no-haircuts-or-shaving-1-year/

Prism Medical UK Donates £1000 towards the Get Busy Living! Centre

Prism Medical UK has donated £1,000 to the Matt Hampson Foundation in support of their plans to build a new rehabilitation centre. The Matt Hampson Foundation provides advice, support, relief and treatment for anyone suffering serious injury or disabil…
Prism Medical UK has donated £1,000 to the Matt Hampson Foundation in support of their plans to build a new rehabilitation centre. The ‘Get Busy Living Centre’ will be the… https://www.matthampsonfoundation.org/news/2015/06/prism-medical-uk-donates-1000-towards-get-busy-living-centre/

Joseph Green to Climb Snowdon

Snowdon Climb by Joseph Green and his family for the Matt Hampson Foundation to help raise funds for Seb Goold
Snowdon Climb by Joseph Green and his family for the Matt Hampson Foundation to help raise funds for Seb Goold I was travelling with Seb and the rest of the rugby team back… https://www.matthampsonfoundation.org/news/2015/05/joseph-green-climb-snowdon/

The Shack 68 & UNIBET show huge support for the Foundation

Great supporters of the Foundation, the Shack 68, based in the heart of Twickenham have worked together with Unibet to help promote the Foundation with two mammoth sized window displays!
Great supporters of the Foundation, the Shack 68, based in the heart of Twickenham have worked together with Unibet to help promote the Foundation with two mammoth sized window… https://www.matthampsonfoundation.org/news/2015/05/shack-68-unibet-show-huge-support-foundation1/

Tim Hames Smashes 50@50 Target!

Beneficiary Tim Hames completed his 50 mile hand cycle ride on Saturday
Beneficiary Tim Hames completed his 50 mile hand cycle ride on Saturday to celebrate his 50th Birthday. To top off a fantastic achievement, he managed to raise almost double his… https://www.matthampsonfoundation.org/news/2015/05/tim-hames-smashes-5050-target/

The RPA to honour Hambo with Blyth Spirit Award

The Rugby Players Association has announced that Matt Hampson
The Rugby Players Association has announced that Matt Hampson will receive the Blyth Spirit Award, in association with Towergate insurance, at the 2015 RPA Players’ Awards.… https://www.matthampsonfoundation.org/news/2015/04/rpa-honour-hambo-blyth-spirit-award/

Foundation Team takes part in inaugural Henry Fraser Golf Day

A Foundation team led by Chief Executive Tommy Cawston took part in the first Henry Fraser
A Foundation team led by Chief Executive Tommy Cawston took part in the first Henry Fraser Golf Day yesterday at the West Hertfordshire Golf Club. The event was set up by Henry… https://www.matthampsonfoundation.org/news/2015/04/foundation-team-takes-part-inaugural-henry-fraser-golf-day/

Lewis Stallard completes Des Sables Marathon

Lewis Stallard ran 6 marathons in 6
Lewis Stallard ran 6 marathons in 6 days to complete the Marathon Des Sables in aid of the Matt Hampson Foundation. In 50 degree heat with all his supplies on his back, Lewis… https://www.matthampsonfoundation.org/news/2015/04/lewis-stallard-completes-marathon-des-sables-foundation/

Tim Hames to ride 50 miles for his 50th in aid of the Foundation

On May 2nd Mr Hames will complete 50 miles on his Hand Cycle to raise
On May 2nd Mr Hames will complete 50 miles on his Hand Cycle to raise money for the Matt Hampson Foundation on his 50th birthday. After being injured whilst cycling Tim became… https://www.matthampsonfoundation.org/news/2015/04/tim-hames-ride-50-miles-his-50th-aid-foundation/

Official Foundation Calendar: April

This year the Official Matt Hampson Foundation Calendar returns and is better than it’s ever been.
This year the Official Matt Hampson Foundation Calendar returns and is better than it’s ever been. The 2015 Calendar features professional rugby players stripping off all in aid… https://www.matthampsonfoundation.org/news/2015/04/official-foundation-calendar-april/

Omnia Causa Fiunt: 10 years on

Yesterday, 15th March was for many a day of joy, Mother’s day. For the Foundation it was a day of reflection as it marked 10 years since Matt’s accident. “Get Busy Living” is a quote taken from Matt’s favourite film, The Shawshank Redemption. The sho…
Yesterday, 15th March was for many a day of joy, Mother’s day. For the Foundation it was a day of reflection as it marked 10 years since Matt’s accident. “Get Busy Living” is a… https://www.matthampsonfoundation.org/news/2015/03/omnia-causa-fiunt-10-years/

@Hambofoundation hits 20,000 Followers!

In what was an exciting week for rugby fans everywhere as the Six Nations kicked off
In what was an exciting week for rugby fans everywhere as the Six Nations kicked off, the Matt Hampson Foundation watched the follow count of the official twitter account hit a… https://www.matthampsonfoundation.org/news/2015/02/hambofoundation-hits-20000-followers/