Six Nations star Mike Brown fundraises for CLEAR Unit

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Mike Brown CLEAR

The CLEAR Unit at Oxford Brookes University has recently received a generous donation from international rugby player Mike Brown (Harlequins and England).

Mike, in his role as Special Ambassador for the CLEAR Trust during the 2015/16 season, raised the money by placing some of his old England training kit up for auction.

Mike agreed to act as Special Ambassador to support the work of the Clinical Exercise and Rehabilitation (CLEAR) Unit, where children and adults with brain/spinal injuries, learning difficulties and long-term neurological disabilities can participate in sports and exercise activities in a specialist environment. 

Mike is currently in training with the England squad and put in another stellar performance last week in the win against Scotland. 

Dr Andy Meaney, Clinical Study Project Manager at the CLEAR Unit said: “The children, adults and student interns who attend the CLEAR Unit are now looking forward to Mike paying a special visit to the Unit at the end of the season.

“We wish him every success during the rest of the Six Nations and sincerely hope he remains injury-free during the forthcoming games with Italy, Ireland, Wales and France.”

Since Mike's involvement, the CLEAR Trust has received its highest ever number of applications from students who elect to spend 150 hours in the Unit as part of their Work Experience Module. 

Mike developed an interest in brain and spinal injury after suffering concussion during the Six Nations tournament in 2015. He has since made a complete recovery, however Mike has a deeper personal interest in the work of CLEAR because his father is occasionally wheelchair dependent due to multiple sclerosis.