Brave Matt shares his story

Matt Hampson visited Grantham College to inspire students.
Matt Hampson visited Grantham College to inspire students.

AN inspirational speaker gave a talk to over 200 students and staff at Grantham College on Monday, during the college’s ‘Week of Well-being’.

The aim of the week was to encourage and promote positive steps to well-being and happiness, and speaker Matt Hampson played an integral part in that.

Sposored bike ride, at Grantham College.

Sposored bike ride, at Grantham College.

Matt was paralysed from the neck down after a spinal injury caused while playing rugby for the under-21 England team. His determination led to the establishment of the Matt Hampson Foundation, through which he offers hope and inspiration to young people with similar injuries.

He said: “I don’t look too far into the future or too far into the past and I set myself achievable goals, which I think is a good message to try and get out there to young people.”

Students spent this week raising money for the foundation. Activities included a 30-mile bike ride.

Information: www.matthampsonfoundation.org