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Matt Hampson Foundation

Sherwin Hall answers the call...

Sherwin Hall Kitchens are proud to be supporting The Matt Hampson Foundation's efforts to create brand new overnight accommodation facilities at their Get Busy Living Centre.

The Matt Hampson Foundation was created in 2010 after Matt, a former Leicester Tigers and England rugby player suffered a catastrophic accident whilst training, which has left him paralysed from the neck down and breathing via the aid of a ventilator.

Since Matt's accident, he has had one aim in mind – to set up a charity to support other sportsmen and women in a similar position to himself. His efforts have culminated in the opening of the Get Busy Living Centre at Burrough on the Hill in Leicestershire which supports athletes and prepares, equips and supports their transition to living as everyday life as possible.

The centre has become the central hub in the UK for athletes, businesses and charities to come and relax, recover and rehabilitate but as always Matt wants to provide more. For those sportsmen and women travelling from afar, there are no provisions for overnight accommodation tailored to the needs of the severely injured. 

Tom Croft, Matt's friend, ex-teammate and long time supporter of the foundation is now part of the Davidsons Homes land team. Upon hearing of the project Davidsons kindly committed to supporting the foundation by building two accommodation units and called for support from the local community to help in any way they could. 

We're pleased to say that Sherwin Hall Kitchens answered the call. 

We shall be supplying and installing the kitchens for both units, including a range of shaker style units, kindly supported by Rotpunkt and chosen by Matt himself, who wanted to create a modern but homely feel to the kitchen. They are specifically tailored for people with disabilities to promote independence as much as possible. 

The kitchen will also include integrated appliances and quartz worktops kindly donated, supplied and fitted by World of Marble. Our friends at Michael John Flooring will also be providing and fitting the flooring throughout the units. 

Sherwin Hall Kitchens and all of our partners on the project are thrilled to be helping fulfil Matt's dream. 

If you would like more information on the Matt Hampson Foundation, please visit:  https://www.matthampsonfoundation.org