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The Get Busy Living Centre

Helping former England rugby player to encourage sports people to ‘get busy living’!

Matt Hampson was set for a big career in rugby when he suffered an accident training for England Under 21s that left him paralysed from the neck down and needing the help of a ventilator to breathe.

Since then, he’s dedicated his life to helping sports people who have suffered serious injury in sport through his foundation, which has just built a state-of-the-art rehabilitation centre with help from our teams and partners.

A derelict aircraft hanger in Leicestershire has been transformed into the Get Busy Living Centre, named after the ethos of the Matt Hampson Foundation, a place where sports people can rehabilitate and spend time with their families.

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Thanks to the donation of material and more than 3,000 volunteer hours from our people and supply chain partners, the cost of the building for the foundation dropped from £1.7m to less than £750,000.

Any money saved can now be used to provide support to young people who have suffered similar catastrophic injuries to Matt.

Spencer, a Matt Hampson Foundation beneficiary said:

"The Get Busy Living Centre (GBLC) has made a difference to me and thousands of others! ……When you’re physically stable but mentally in a dark place to be able to come to GBLC and share experiences is very important. None of this would have been possible without Willmott Dixon and Matt Hampson”

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