My cousin Matthew :)

Project by jess-blick
My cousin Matthew :)

I am running the Tenby Half Marathon to raise money to help support my 21 year old cousin Matthew (right) and his specific disabilities

We did it!

On 17th Jul 2015 we successfully raised £280 of £100 target with 18 supporters in 28 days

New stretch target

I am overwhelmed by the support and generosity from friends, family and crowdfunders - We are now "overfunding" which means that any additional pledges will still go towards Matthew's fund and together we can fund more cinema trips, popcorn, theatre viewings, avdentures, book readings and some one to one support sessions for Matthew in his supported living!

My family and I are overjoyed by the fabulous donations that have come in so far and would love to see them continue. Please don't be put off that we have reached the £100 target, all further donations will help us so much and we are truely very grateful!

Thank you to everyone once again. Your support is AMAZING!!!


Project aim

To raise money for various activities to help support my 21 year old cousin Matthew (on the right) and his specific disabilities.

About the project

I am running the Tenby Half Marathon for my cousin Matt, or Matthew as he now likes to called, on the 5th July 2015.

In the last few years he has talked about getting a girlfriend, driving a car, getting a bouncer and living on his no particular order. Although we did not know whether it would be possible, Matthew has recently moved into supported living whereby he does partake in some activities and group forums. However, due to his disabilities it is hard for him to communicate within group discussions and take part in general activities.

I would like to raise funds for Matthew to go on trips to the cinema or theatre, buy books/dvds/arts and crafts and if we raise enough, to fund one-to-one support sessions which will help keep that happy little face smiling!

Matthew has the biggest personality and the wildest imagination and I want to keep his love for music, books, films and plays alive! He carries his books with him everywhere, you can even see two of his favourites in this picture above! He is such a great character who really does deserve all the happiness in the world. Dispite everything he has been through he will always put a smile on your face.


£2 could get Matthew a new note pad to do his Doctor Who drawings

£5 could buy Matthew a new book

£10 could pay for a trip to the cinema with popcorn, coke and some sweets

£20 could pay for a trip to the theatre to see the actors and have some lunch


Please help me put a smile on his cheeky face and donate today!

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and if you would like any more information please do get in touch!

Jess x

 Matthew and his cousins

 Matthew, Abigail (his sister) and me in 2012




 Sunning ourselves in West Wales 2015


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