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House Competitions Up and Running Again, with a new Charity Partner for Plato

Continuing both the rugby and charity themes, Plato House has adopted a new charity for the forthcoming academic year: The Matt Hampson Foundation

Oakham-born Matthew “Hambo” Hampson is a former English Rugby Union player who was paralyzed from the neck down during scrummaging practice in 2005.  His 'Get Busy Living Centre' is being built on the outskirts of Melton Mowbray and will provide a space for beneficiaries to rehabilitation, share memories and spend time with their families – rugby stars like Mike Tindall, Johnny Wilkinson, Austin Healey and Martin Johnson have all lent their support to the cause.  Since 2011 The Matt Hampson Foundation has raised more than £1 million and it joins Grantham Foodbank (Socrates House) and Veterans with Dogs (Voltaire House) as partner charities at the West Grantham Academy St Hugh’s.