Statue of Poppa Guttmann

The “Poppa” Guttman Trust was founded in 2010.

The Trust has three aims:

  • To advance education of the public in history of the Paralympics movement and the work of Sir Ludwig “Poppa” Guttmann in the treatment of spinal cord injuries.
  • To promote the treatment and rehabilitation of persons suffering from physical, mental and sensory impairment through programmes of education art and recreational activities.
  • The promotion of art for the public benefit by the erection and maintenance of a life-size bronze statue of Sir Ludwig “Poppa” Guttmann.


In addition to the statue, the Trust commissioned a life-size bust which has been given to the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to display at all future Paralympic Games.