A Special Event to support the Matt Hampson Trust will be held on

23rd February 2008

 at Coco Blues in Chaweng, Koh Samui.

Matt Hampson is a young Tigers prop forward who suffered a serious neck injury whilst at England U-21 training in March 2005. Matt returned home in early August 2006, after spending 17 months recovering from his injuries at Stoke Mandeville Hospital. He is currently paralysed from the neck down and is still unable to breath unaided.

Despite the nature of his injuries, Matt continues to show great courage in the face of adversity. He is constantly looking to raise the profile of other paralysis victims and is determined to become heavily involved in publicising research into spinal injuries. 

The Matt Hampson Trust Fund:  

A large amount of fundraising has taken place both inside and outside the rugby community since Matt's tragic injury - something for which Matt and his family have expressed their heart-felt gratitude and even surprise. However, if Matt is to continue to make progress, he will need support for many years to come.

The evening will be attended by Roy Jackson, President and Director of Leicester Tigers Rugby Football Club and Chairman of the Matt Hampson Trust Fund. Roy Jackson, lost an incredible two stone through his sponsored slim last year, designed to raise money for the Matt Hampson Trust Fund. At his final weigh-in on Friday May 5, Roy totalled 16stone 6lbs.

The Matt Hampson Trust Fund web page can be found here  




With just under three weeks to go to the main evening at Coco Blues on 23rd February this is the latest state of play re the Matt Hampson Trust fund raising.


“Lawrence Fay Head Shave”

This has created spectacular interest and so far we have commitments of Baht 126,000 or £1,957 at today’s rate. The “Head Shave” will take place at 20.30 on the Saturday night 23rd February and for Baht 100 you can have a snip yourself!!


Golf at Santiburi

This is scheduled for Tuesday 19th February and will be a Texas Scramble so chose your partner and get registered with Greg and Alex at Samui Golf.  Entrance Fee Baht 3,200 of which Baht 500 will go to the Matt Hampson Trust Fund. The Winners Trophy is being sponsored by Ko Samui Properties, Nearest the Pin on Hole 4 by Lynx Developments, Nearest the Pin on Hole 12 by Santiburi Golf Course. Two sponsors still needed for Longest Drive on Holes 9 and 15.


Race Night at the Pub

Steve and Lek will be hosting a “Race Night” on Friday 22nd February at The Pub in Fisherman’s Village. Steve has also promised to provide one of his famous “Stew and Dumplings”. Horse Races, Donkey Races and possibly even Lawn Mower Races. Come and Pick the Winner!!


Auction of Memorabilia.


Boxing Gloves:

I have one pair signed by “The Celtic Warrior” Steve Collins and these are already attracting attention and bids. So far I have had three bids and the latest stands at Baht 8,000.


I have one pair signed by Enzo “Big Mac” Maccarinelli who will meet  David Haye in an all-British world cruiserweight title unification fight on the 8th March in London. No bids as yet.


I have an Ospreys Shirt signed by most of the Squad, many of whom played last Saturday in the Welsh Side which beat England at Twickenham for the first time in 20 years.


Arriving with Roy Jackson direct from Leicester Tigers I will have

Two signed Leicester Tigers shirts

One signed England Shirt

One Rugby Boot from Martin Johnson as worn by him in the 2003 RWC Tournament.


Other items of relevant memorabilia yet to be confirmed will also be available.

We will be offering these on Ebay as well but this does not prevent anyone making bids to me direct by email. All bids will be timed so that if equal bids are received the first counts and I will keep bidders fully informed. Final bids will be accepted at Coco Blues prior to the “Hair Shave” on 23rd February.


For further details please contact me at hbonning@kosamuiproperties.com or 081 741 6443.