Aaron Phipps

Aaron Phipps Paralympic wheelchair rugby player

I am delighted to be the first offical ambassador for ActiveMe 360. I am really excited to be involved with an organisation who have ambitions to make a real difference to our communities.

Having faced many personal challenges over the years I have experienced how important physical activity and sport is to maintaining personal wellbeing.

The ActiveMe 360 vision – ‘To engage 50,000 people by 2022, using the power of physical activity, sport and education to change lives and enhance wellbeing‘ – appeals to me. I am excited and really looking forward to supporting their mission.

Aaron Phipps, ActiveMe 360 official ambassador

We are delighted to welcome 2020 Paralympic Gold winning Wheelchair Rugby Player, Aaron Phipps, as the first official ambassador for ActiveMe 360.

In 2017 Aaron came out of international retirement in a bid to be part of the Team GB squad for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. 

Alongside his commitments to Team GB, Aaron has been a keen fundraiser for the Meningitis Research Foundation. Aaron contracted Meningitis C and meningococcal septicaemia (blood poisoning) at the age of 15.  This deadly disease resulted in the amputation of both legs and most of his fingers. 

In raising over £250,000 for the Meningitis Research Foundation. Aaron has also completed two London Marathons and became the first disabled British person to climb Mount Kilimanjaro – the highest mountain in Africa – without assistance.  I am sure you will agree, that is a very special achievement.

As an ambassador, Aaron joins the company at an exciting time as we look to spread our vision, mission and values across Hampshire.  Like us, Aaron is passionate about changing lives and enhancing wellbeing using the power of physical activity, sport and education. Aaron is a perfect example of someone who embodies everything we stand for. Overcoming adversity using the power of physical activity, sport and education, Aaron will be an integral part of helping us achieve our mission.

To find out more about Aaron’s inspiring story, or have him speak at your school or organisation, get in touch.