Charity gets Corby businessman back on his feet following freak footballing accident

The Papworth Trust helped Marc Simpson following a freak footballing accident

The Papworth Trust helped Marc Simpson following a freak footballing accident

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A former IT manager from Corby feared he may never work again following a freak footballing accident.

But he has now paid tribute to Papworth Trust staff who have helped him develop a successful business.

Marc Simpson stopped working after running into a goalpost during a match which saw him suffer from concussion and later led to epileptic fits and other health problems.

His time out of work following the incident in 2013 affected his confidence and he worried he might never work again.

Now, two years later, he is running a successful computer business, Comp Ability, thanks to the work of the Papworth Trust.

The dedicated and tailored service offered by the charity’s employment advisor Marie Ainley-Hall at its employment office in Kettering helped restore Marc’s confidence and get him back on his feet.

Marc said: “Marie was very helpful because she pointed me in the right direction and gave me lots of advice.

“I found out how to register my business and how to get insurance.

“I recommend the Papworth Trust to other people now all the time, if they need a bit of extra help to get started.”

As a charity, the trust offers local employers a free recruitment service, including job matching.

To find out more, email contact.centre@papworthtrust.org.uk or phone 0300 333 6535.