The Matt Hampson Foundation
The Matt Hampson
Since his accident in 2005 during an England Under 21 rugby training session, Matt has battled hard to live as normal a life as possible. Paralysed from the neck down and breathing via the aid of a ventilator, it is testament to him that he decided to set up the Foundation so that others who have suffered similar catastrophic injuries through sport can receive support and assistance.
As well as his Foundation duties which include, visiting, mentoring, providing advice and fundraising, Matt delivers inspirational talks to young people and businesses around the country. He is also a forwards coach at Oakham School and Oakham Rugby Club, an ambassador for both the RFU’s injured Players Fund and Restart (The Professional Rugby Association’s charity). Patron of Special Effect a charity set up to help disabled children communicate through technology.
If anyone epitomises the Foundation’s ethos of ‘Get Busy Living’ it is Matt Hampson – and the Bright Future Trust is proud to have donated £5,000 in 2020. Read more about his work here: https://www.matthampsonfoundation.org/