As the club prepares for its first Celebrate Inclusion matchday, Tigers will also welcome official charity partner The Matt Hampson Foundation as the club looks to promote the awareness of fans with hidden and physical disabilities.
The Gallagher Premiership fixture against Worcester Warriors (Saturday, February 29, 3.00pm) will also be the Foundation’s annual charity game at Welford Road.
Each year the club helps its official charity partners to raise awareness and money towards their respected work within the community, and proceeds raised from this weekend's match will help support Worcester Warriors players Michael Fatialofa.
The second-row was seriously injured in Worcester Warriors’ fixture against Saracens on January 4 and, following three weeks in an intensive care unit, he was transferred to a specialist spinal unit at the Royal Buckinghamshire Hospital in Aylesbury where he is responding well to treatment and is making encouraging progress.
Players from both teams will warm up wearing Get Busy Living t-shirts with #fats on the back and we’ll have a giant flag on the pitch, a Foundation marquee on plaza and bucket-shakers conducting a collection.
The Foundation has been in regular contact with Worcester Warriors and pledged its support to Michael whenever required. By moving our charity day to this fixture, it gives the Tigers faithful the opportunity to show their support to Michael and all monies raised today will go to help support him and his family moving forward.
Having experienced a life-changing injury himself, Matt Hampson will also be supporting the Tigers 'Celebrate Inclusion' initiative, as the club aims to build on its existing accessible facilities, provide the support and information available to fans as well as making all supporters aware of the needs of others.
For full details of all the activities, events and organisations involved with this weekend's fixture, click here.
Find out more about the work of The Matt Hampson Foundation, click the link below.