The £1 million rehabilitation centre for people who have suffered catastrophic injury through sport is one step closer to becoming a reality.
Matt Hampson’s dream is finally set to become a reality with the recent commencement of work on the Foundation’s Get Busy Living Centre in Burrough on the Hill, Leicestershire.
A ground-breaking ceremony on Wednesday 23rd November marked the start of work to build the pioneering £1 million rehabilitation centre, designed for the Foundation’s beneficiaries who have suffered life altering and catastrophic sporting injuries.
The ground breaking ceremony marked the commencement of work on the construction of an adapted access road up to the proposed site of the centre.
The project is being delivered by a number of local partners, many of which are offering their time, services, materials and expertise for free, including: construction company Willmott Dixon, professional services firm MDA Consulting, architects Corporate Architecture, engineering consultants Couch Perry Wilkes, Salus and BSP Consulting, PR and marketing agency Cartwright Communications, earthmoving, ground engineering and restoration contractor, Barton Plant, and supplier, Peter Bennie, both part of The Bennie Group, Morris Vermaport Lifts and supplier GRS Roadstone Limited.
Matt said: “The centre was initially a dream of mine, a place for our beneficiaries to come along to and receive physical rehabilitation. Since then, our plans for this new facility have evolved and become a reality, with the centre giving us the opportunity to deliver not only physical support, but, more crucially, mental support too. “The centre will also be a place for specialist companies to exhibit state-of-the-art equipment, offering the possibility for our beneficiaries to sample this life-changing technology without having to endure the astronomical costs of specialist equipment. “With the support of our project partners who are generously donating their expertise and services, we look forward to seeing the Get Busy Living centre open it’s doors in 2017!
Though we have taken our first steps towards creating the centre. There is still a long way to go until it's finished. That's where you can help. Every contribution is valued by both the foundation and the lives of the beneficiaries this centre will impact.
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