The Matt Hampson Foundation has now given over £1 Million in grants and financial support to young people seriously injured through sport and physical recreation in just over 5 years!
Founded in 2011 by former England U21 rugby player Matt Hampson, the Matt Hampson Foundation was established to inspire and support young people who have suffered serious injury through sport. In just over 5 years time, the foundation has given over £1 Million in financial support to over 200 individuals and organisations similar to ourselves.
From the first £1 given to the most recent, the Foundation’s work has seen individuals go on to achieve tremendous things, from holding their own mouth art exhibitions, starting families, getting PHD’s and even winning Paralympic Gold!
Speaking about the announcement, Chief Executive Tommy Cawston said “we’re incredibly proud of the work that Matt and the Foundation have achieved in such a short amount of time. Passing the £1 Million mark is huge news for us and goes to show how important the work we are doing is”
read the BBC news story "Matt Hampson Foundation reaches £1m mark and starts work on rehab centre"
The Foundation’s big goal is to build the Get Busy Living Centre. The Get Busy Living Centre near Melton Mowbray, the brainchild of the Matt Hampson Foundation, will see the site of a former aircraft hangar, located on the Burrough Court estate, transformed into a start-of-the-art facility for those who have suffered life-changing injury through sport, like Matt himself in 2005.
The facility will be a home for seriously injured individuals where they can spend time with their families and build relationships with others in similar situations as well as offering services such as physical rehabilitation. It will also house specialist rehabilitation and gym equipment for beneficiaries of the facility.
The Foundation is only able to have passed this landmark and continue its work thanks to the generosity of individuals and businesses that have supported us and for that we would like to say a massive thank you!