Variety’s inspirational Ambassador, Matt King, was presented with an OBE for his outstanding charitable work by HRH The Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace on 25th January 2013.

In 2004, Matt was seriously injured playing in a rugby league match for the London Broncos Academy. Following his injury, Matt’s life changed completely, as he was left paralysed from his neck down and unable to breathe independently. However, he returned to his studies, gaining a First Class Honours Law degree, and now works as a trainee solicitor for a London firm.

Matt speaks at our major fundraising events and helps Variety to make presentations to potential new supporters, demonstrating the importance of Variety’s work for disabled and disadvantaged children and young people. Matt is a wonderful Ambassador of our work and we are delighted to have been able to support him through the provision of a specialist wheelchair following his accident.

Variety Ambassador, Matt King OBE, said:

“To receive this OBE is such a great honour and I am deeply humbled for all the recognition I’ve received for my work with Variety, the Children’s Charity.”

Laurence Davis, Chief Barker, said:

“We are delighted to see Matt rewarded with an OBE for all his extraordinary support of Variety’s work and for his other charity endeavours. His continuing desire to help disabled and disadvantaged children is a great inspiration to us all.”