We are a team of five ex runners pushing our friend and former local athlete Drew Graham in his wheelchair. Drew suffered a life changing accident in 2014 breaking his neck at C4/C5. He lost the use of his legs, partial use of his arms, and now heavily relies on a full time care team, to help him live independently. In 2016 Drew set up the charity Gym Possible to help other wheelchair users and people with mobility issues to rehabilitate and to improve their mental and physical health. We are running to raise money for The Matt Hampson Foundation who will be partnered with Gym Possible going forward. Drew always dreamed of doing the Great North Run but never got round to it prior to his injury. Now we are making this challenge possible for him and will hopefully raise lots of money for the Matt Hampson Foundation and Gym Possible along the way!
To find out more about Gym Possible and The Matt Hampson Foundation visit these websites
The Get Busy Living Centre provides expert physiotherapy, specialist personal training, support, mentoring and advice to people suffering a life-changing injury through sport. It's a unique facility which opened its doors in 2018 and is the brainchild of founder and former England and Leicester Tigers rugby player Matt Hampson, who himself experienced a life-changing injury in 2005 leaving him paralysed from the neck down, aged just 20.
Building a sense of community is central to the Matt Hampson Foundation. In the aftermath of an incident which leads to a life-changing injury most people and their families feel isolated with an overwhelming sense of loss for what has been taken away from them.
By becoming part of the community that Matt has created
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