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Petition to Honours & Appointments Secretariat,Cabinet Office

Petition to Obtain Matt Hampson a National Honour

As an emerging talent in the world of rugby, Matt Hampson's world was rocked by a serious spinal injury sustained while training with England Under-21s. The shock would last months, the impact forever. Paralysed from the neck down, Matt faced the toughest challenge of his life.Drawing on the passion, grit and steely determination that defined him as a player, Matt saw his accident not as an end, but as a new beginning.Through the Matt Hampson Foundation, Matt offers hope and inspiration to young people with similar injuries, sharing his experiences and devoting his life to raising vital funds for those in need of support.Inspiring and supporting young people seriously injured through sport.The Matt Hampson FoundationThe Matt Hampson Foundation was formed in 2011 and is registered as a charity with the Charity Commission of England and Wales. Charity number 1139823. What we doOur aim is to provide advice, support, relief and/or treatment for anyone suffering serious injury or disability which has arisen from any cause, but in particular from participation in or training for any sport, sporting activity or other form of physical education or recreation.We mainly assist people who have received such injuries in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland but that does not preclude us from helping those in other parts of the world who need urgent assistance.We assist individuals by offering direct grants or by paying into existing and future funds to assist with equipment, technology or just every-day expenses. We also assist organisations and institutions whose aims are similar to our own and who also provide relief and treatment to those who have suffered injuries as described above.Through Matt Hampson, the foundation is also able to offer mentoring, friendship and education. Very often a chat with somebody such as Matt who has been through it, 'got the t-shirt' and overcome many issues himself is the best assistance that injured personnel can get.Matt's educational visits to schools and clubs provide understanding and can be extremely motivational to those who hear him talk about his experiences and his zest for life.If you would like to know more about the foundation, its aims or you would like to know more about Matt's educational visits, contact info@hambo.co.uk or visit www.matthampsonfoundation.org for further details.Matt Hampson chose to get busy living after sustaining his life changing injury in 2005.This is the philosophy behind everything the Matt Hampson Foundation aims to do; we help people get busy living again after a life altering injury. Whether by helping them get back into sport or just assisting in making adjustments to their new life we are there to help and support them on their chosen path. All our beneficiaries are getting busy living and we are very proud of this fact.Our PurposeTo inspire and support young people seriously injured through sport.Our Mission - GET BUSY LIVINGTo create a support network of people seriously injured through sport and their families to help each other by sharing knowledge and experiences.

Shaun Gibson
693 supporters
Started 1 week ago

Petition to The UK Parliament and Prime Minister

Give back "Tara House" to the family of Freddy Andrews. Full public enquiry into NI Judges

There can be no justice for anyone in Northern Ireland courts while the Freddy Andrews Story remains unsolved (www.justbelfast.com) as these guilty parties still operate within our courts. This is the single biggest case of fraud and corruption in the history of Northern Ireland by the establishment. "Tara House" was taken by fraud from a victim with the mental age of 10 by a Senior NI Law Society Solicitor and is now owned by a Senior NI Judge. The RUC Constable who was investigating it said he had uncovered a 'web of deceit' in the Belfast courts. He was later found shot in the back of the head, hands tied behind his back and no weapon ever found. The State Coroner, a Judge, determined it was an elaborate suicide in order to embarass the Police. They found that he had shot himself in the back of the head, threw the gun into the sea with a bit of wood attached to make it float away, then put his hands into a noose behind his back before lying down to die !!!  (RIP Mervyn Patterson) It is truely a sordid story of fraud and corruption by the Northern Irish legal profession and Judiciary - & then covered up by the Northern Irelands most Senior Police at the time (RUC). The current Police in Northern Ireland (PSNI) refuse to divulge anything about it in a freedom of information request - so nothing has changed. Until we clear this almighty scandal up - there can be no justice for anyone here on this island by a Judiciary who are completely untouchable and unaccountable to anyone. #GiveBackTaraHouse. #JusticeForFreddie #DrainTheNISwamp

Anthony Carlin
46 supporters
Started 3 weeks ago

Petition to Theresa May MP

May to apologise to Disabled people

I have a mild disability. I do fine. But I see how the disabled community have been treated and think it is disgraceful. Disabled people have many challenges. It takes a lot of inner-strength to come to terms with, and accept, you have a disability and to just get on with life. That is even before dealing with the unique day to day challenges that each disability presents. All that is tough enough. But it doesn't help when the state cuts taxes at the top in the same breath as proposing cuts to support to disabled people for things we need, just to have a reasonable quality of life. It makes Disabled people feel they are not valued. On top of that, going from having lifetime awards, to now having frequent assessments, with demeaning questions like "why haven't you committed suicide?" is awful and makes people feel like they are not trusted to be honest. Can you imagine how all this must affect people's mental health? Things must change. Remember, it was the Tory John Major who introduced Disability Living Allowance. A politician could not take a more progressive, inclusive action than that. It made me feel valued. It will be a long way back for politicians to recreate that. If Theresa May truly wants to work for the good of all, then starting again with disabled people must be a priority. There is lots to do, but the first step is to say I am sorry. Sorry that we (the government) didn't really think about how cuts would really affect disabled. Sorry that we didn't think how it would affect self-esteem. Sorry, we got it wrong.  It is just a start, but only by apologising can any sort of trust in politicians start to be rebuilt. Remember, disability can strike at any moment. A fall, an infection, a disease, a car crash, an assault. You'd hope society would support you, practically and with moral support. So sign this petition. Send a message to the Tories that society cares and they should too. And as importantly, it will send a message to the disabled community that society cares. How good will that be for self-esteem ? Now actions speak louder than words. And these will only be words. But we have to start somewhere.          

Jonathan Bryson
75 supporters
This petition won 2 years ago

Petition to Playmobil

Playmobil: Please make disability toys and help generations of kids, grow up with a positive attitude to human difference!

Hello Playmobil,  Please change the way kids view disability by including it in the toy box in a fun, inclusive way! Be the first to take disability out of toy hospital sets and into the fancy dress box. Shake it up a bit! Add some sparkle, a sprinkling of magic! Where are your wheelchair wizards, blind fairies, genies with hearing aids and princesses with walking frames?  There are 770,000 UK children with disabilities in the UK and more than 150 million worldwide. Yet these kids are arriving into a world where, even before they have left their mothers' laps, they are excluded or misrepresented by the very industry that exists to create their entertainment, the objects that fuel their development, the starting blocks of life: Toys! Playmobil your toys are loved the world over, we love them too, but your current answer to disability is a boy with a broken leg and an elderly man being pushed in a wheelchair by a young blonde woman. What does this say to children? That only old people need wheels? That childhood disability amounts to a few weeks with your leg in plaster and then goes away? Put some fun and sparkle into disability toy box representation and help generations of kids, (both with and without disabilities), grow up with a more positive attitude to human difference! Toy Like Me is an online campaign calling on the global toy industry to include disability in the toy box. We are parents of children with disabilities and parents who have disabilities themselves.  Playmobil, we've made these toys to give you some ideas! We would love to see you make them for real! You'd make lot of people happy. You'd make a lot of kids feel included. And most importantly, you'd make a lot of guide dog tails wag! Love,  The #toylikeme Team  facebook.com/toylikeme Twitter @toylikeme   

rebecca atkinson
50,242 supporters