The Matt Hampson Foundation will be raising money to support injured Warriors lock Michael Fatialofa at Saturday’s Gallagher Premiership match against Leicester Tigers at Welford Road.
The match will be Leicester’s first Celebrate Inclusion Day and the Matt Hampson Foundation is one of the organisations that have been invited to promote the work they do and raise funds.
The Matt Hampson Foundation was set up in 2010 by the former Leicester and England Under-21s prop who was paralysed from the neck down when he was injured in a training session in 2005.
The Foundation supports people with similar needs to Matt including Michael who suffered serious spinal injuries playing for Warriors at Saracens on January 4.
After a month in St Mary’s Hospital in central London, Michael has now been transferred to a specialist spinal unit at a hospital in Buckinghamshire.
A fund-raising page has been set up to provide for Michael’s needs in the short, medium and long term.
The Matt Hampson Foundation has been in regular contact with Warriors and pledged its support to Michael as and when required.
Saturday’s match at Welford Road will give supporters of both clubs the opportunity to show their support for Michael and all monies raised will go to help support him and his wife Tatiana forward.
“Matt is planning on visiting Michael soon to let him know that he will he welcome at the Get Busy Living Centre as soon as he’s able to travel,” said Tommy Cawston, Chief Executive of the Matt Hampson Foundation.
“The support he will be able to receive here from others in a similar position is so important in giving individuals the tools to get busy living again after a life altering injury.
“Saturday is also important for the club with it first Celebrate Inclusion Day. We are so proud to be involved in this initiative and it’s great to see the club promoting the awareness of fans with hidden and physical disabilities.”
You can support Michael Fatialofa by donating here.