Rehab charity needs funding help due to lockdown impact

A charity which supports people who have suffered serious injury or disability through playing sport has appealed for funding help from the public.
The Get Busy Living Centre at Burrough-on-the-Hill EMN-200826-114200001The Get Busy Living Centre at Burrough-on-the-Hill EMN-200826-114200001
The Get Busy Living Centre at Burrough-on-the-Hill EMN-200826-114200001

The Matt Hampson Foundation, which is based at the Get Busy Living Centre at Burrough on the Hill, has had fundraisers cancelled during the coronavirus lockdown.

And the organisation, founded by paralysed former Leicester Tigers rugby player Matt Hampson, is asking people to sponsor a tree on its driveway with a personalised plaque or buy a patio slab to help staff carry out their activities at the rehab centre.

The foundation said: “It’s been a really challenging period for everyone over the past few months and all charities have been hit hard, and we are no different.

Matt Hampson in the lounge area at the Get Busy Living centre at Burrough-on-th-Hill EMN-200826-114211001Matt Hampson in the lounge area at the Get Busy Living centre at Burrough-on-th-Hill EMN-200826-114211001
Matt Hampson in the lounge area at the Get Busy Living centre at Burrough-on-th-Hill EMN-200826-114211001

“We have worked hard during the lockdown to support our beneficiaries remotely and we were delighted to welcome them all back to the centre for outdoor PT workouts and one-on-one physio sessions these past couple of weeks.

“We have obviously had to cancel numerous fundraising events so are looking at other ways to bring funds into the foundation so we can continue to provide the support needed for young people seriously injured through sport.”

Trees can be sponsored for £750 and slabs bought for £250.

Those who donate will get a tour of the centre so they can see firsthand how their contribution helps to change lives.

Email [email protected] if you are interested in making a donation to the foundation in this way.

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