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Caravan for Matt's Respite Retreats

by Matt's Respite Retreats in Preston, England, United Kingdom

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On 24th December 2018 we successfully raised £40 with 2 supporters in 62 days

Matt's Respite Retreats would like to purchase its own caravan. We want to help those affected by cancer to get away from it all.

by Matt's Respite Retreats in Preston, England, United Kingdom

Matt's Respite Retreats currently has free use of a caravan at Haven Weymouth Bay and would like to purchase its own caravan to allow more people affected by cancer to easily access the service we offer.

Matt's Respite Retreats offer those affected by cancer within Dorset, Somerset and Bath and North East Somerset affordable short break holidays. A chance to get away from it all and spend time with loved ones. Matt and I were lucky enough to be given three or four free breaks by my boss and the difference it made to us inspired me to set up the charity.

This is what our first respite guest Kate had to say a few weeks ago. "it was fantastic to have some time away from the everyday routine of living with cancer. I didn't realise how important a break away for both of us was until we took this trip. It recharged both our batteries and gave us a chance to put cancer on the back burner for a few days. I felt like a normal person for the first time in years and when I returned home I felt energised and fresh, ready to continue my battle".

It was our dream to be able to offer respite and Matt's Respite Retreats is fulfilling this and best of all making a difference in the lives of those having to face a whole range of issues that being diagnosed with cancer brings.

Please donate and vote for us and help Matt's Respite Retreats to further our dream.

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