Foundation Founder Hambo has been recognised with an OBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours for his services to charity. Since establishing the Foundation ten years ago, hundreds of people suffering a life-altering injury through sport have joined the special community at the Get Busy Living centre and received support to rebuild their lives.
Tommy Cawston, CEO of the Foundation and close friend of Matt’s said: “Matt has dedicated his life to helping others in a similar situation to him and this recognition is well-deserved. What he’s achieved since his injury is remarkable and here at the Foundation we are all really proud of him.”
Matt said: “This was a complete shock and I’m blown away to be recognised in this way. After my injury I just decided to get busy living and focus on the positives in life. I’m really proud of what we’ve achieved with the Foundation over the past ten years and the amount of people we have helped to rebuild their lives following serious injury.
"Next year we celebrate our tenth anniversary and I’m really excited about what we have planned for the future.”
Foundation Patron Mike Tindall said: “I have had the immense privilege of knowing Matt for nearly 15 years and also more recently being Patron of the Matt Hampson Foundation. Watching what he has achieved and the amount of lives he has changed is phenomenal and I am delighted for him that he has been recognised in this way.”