Several local company’s continue to raise funds for sports injuries charity The Matt Hampson Foundation, a charity that supports young people seriously injured through sport. The charity received a further boost last week at an annual fund-raising golf day.
More than 60 golfers swung their clubs for the cause at the Cottesmore Hotel Golf & Country Club in West Sussex on September 19th, at the 5th annual event organised by Crawley based Clearwater People Solutions Ltd. Local companies sponsoring a hole included Basepoint, Coast Networks, Futurelink Group,Office Angels, Catlin Group, IDD Ltd Contracts, HabSped, Gatwick Motor World, Studex, Frosty’s andSeaford College.
The teams challenged each other in various competitions ranging from the longest drive and hole-in-one to “beat the pro” and nearest pin.
Justin Acres, Managing Director and founder of Clearwater People Solutions Ltd and Business Person of the Year for the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards 2011, was responsible for overseeing the event. As a former Wasps player and devoted coach at Horsham Rugby Club, rugby is a game very close to Justin’s heart.
“I’m extremely proud to support the Matt Hampson Foundation, and I would like to thank all of the team captains for their generosity and support on the day. Matt is a true inspiration in the world of rugby and Clearwater People Solutions will be continuing to support ‘Hambo’ and his foundation. Looking forward to next year!”
Matt Hampson’s world was rocked by a serious spinal injury sustained whilst training with the England Under 21’s which left him paralysed from the neck down. Matt saw the accident as a new beginning, and set up the foundation to offer hope and inspiration to young people with similar injuries, sharing his experiences and devoting his life to raising vital funds for those in need of support.
Matt said “A huge thank you to all the guys who took part in this year’s Clearwater golf day. Your support for the Foundation means so much to us and with the money you have raised, this will help people who find themselves in a similar position to the one I found myself in nine years ago, move on with their lives.”