Our Patrons and Supporters

Jack Rutter

In 2009, having played football for Birmingham City’s youth and reserve sides, I was on the verge of signing my first professional contract.  However, on a night out in March 2009, I was the victim of an unprovoked assault, a single punch to the back of my head caused me to fall backwards and hit my head.  I was left with a fractured skull, brain damage and permanent deafness in my right ear.  In that moment my hopes of being a professional footballer were taken from me. 

But I was lucky, I survived, and in 2012 I was introduced to Cerebral Palsy football, a 7-a-side game open to those with neurological disorders such as traumatic brain injury.  I was lucky enough to represent England, including as Captain of Team GBs CP football team at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio.  I also captained England in European and World Championships. Since 2018, I have been coaching and was appointed head coach of England’s under-21 CP team and am assistant head coach to the England CP senior team.  

I was lucky, many people who are the victims of one punch assaults are not as lucky as me and may not make a full recovery, or may pass away as a result of a one punch assault.  A one punch assault doesn’t just affect the victim of the assault, but friends, family and so many other people too.

It is an honour to be a patron for the One Punch UK charity. As a brain injury victim due to a criminal assault I know all about how much a one punch attack can affect you. 

I want to raise awareness of the many issues around such events and look to make changes to prevent this happening to anybody else ever again

Dehenna Davidson MP

I am beyond proud to be a patron of One Punch UK, who I have been working closely with since I was elected to Parliament. Maxine and Tony have done some really admirable work to raise awareness of the damage that one punch can cause.

I hope that through my APPG we can build knowledge within Parliament and present a series of strong proposals for change to Government.”

Member of Parliament for Bishop Auckland, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on One Punch Assaults. 

Elected to Parliament in the 2019 general election, Dehenna became the first Conservative MP to take the County Durham seat of Bishop Auckland since its creation in 1885.

Dehenna’s dad was killed with a single punch when she was just 13, changing her life forever and setting off a chain of events that ultimately propelled her to her position in Parliament. The events that Dehenna and her family went through mean she is acutely aware of the importance of making sure victims and their families are supported after one punch assaults take place.

Dehenna launched the APPG on One Punch Assaults in 2021, working with One Punch UK to investigate justice and sentencing reform and raise awareness that one punch can kill. Since establishing the APPG, Dehenna has been pursuing the campaign tenaciously in Parliament, raising awareness among MPs and Peers, and pursuing an inquiry that talks to victims, perpetrators and lawyers about the causes and effects of one-punch assaults.

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Upcoming events and campaigns

Red and Blue Day

Red and Blue Day

Red or Blue Day 2024#WearRedorBlueDay We are asking all schools, workplaces to take part in our Awareness Week by allowing the children to wear a non-uniform or something Red or Blue on Friday Friday 20th September and to pay £1 to take part 100% of the donation goes...

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One Punch Bereaved and Survivors Day

One Punch Bereaved and Survivors Day

One Punch Bereaved and Survivors DayOne Punch Bereaved and Survivors Day #OurOnePunchHeroes 10th May We are proud to launch our very first victims and survivors day. This day will be to give recognition to everybody affected by a one punch assault. We will be asking...

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Pier to Pier to Pier

Pier to Pier to Pier

Pier to Pier to Pier Pier to Pier to Pier 14th July  Ride your bike from Roker pier to South Shields pier and back again (appox 14.4 miles) How to get involved Register now for our information pack which will be sent to you. Registration Fee Adults £10.00 Child £5.00...

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#50inAugust

#50inAugust

#50inAugust#50inAugust Covering 50 miles in August Run - Walk - Cycle - Swim or whatever else you can think of.How to get involved Register now for our information pack. Hashtags #50inAugust Supported byGet Involved

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One Punch Awareness Week

One Punch Awareness Week

One Punch Awareness Week 2024One Punch Awareness Week One Punch Awareness Week is an annual awareness week which takes place during the third week of September each year.  We do many activities and fundraising events through the week and work alongside other...

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Punched Out Cold Campaign

Punched Out Cold Campaign

Punched Out Cold CampaignPunched Out Cold Campaign December is Punched Out Cold month.  Alcohol often plays a part in one punch assaults, and December, with the festive period, often sees more people out celebrating. Whilst most of the time we may be able to laugh...

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