Six years ago on 30th July life changed forever.
30th July 2016 is the date that Matt passed away suddenly from undiagnosed heart disease, aged 46.
Matt is missed every day by his many friends, family, and especially his sons Isaac, George, Freddie, and myself.
I’ve always felt that I wanted to do something lasting to honour Matt and to ensure that his memory lives on.
I’ve been inspired by the incredible work my friend and fellow Leekensian Dave Swarbrook has done with AED Donate over the last few years, raising funds to place numerous defibrillators across the town of Leek and I feel that adding to the towns defib network is the perfect way to honour Matt.
It would be amazing to raise enough money to place a new defib near to the location that Matt collapsed.
It costs around £2000 for the defibrillator installed in a cabinet to ensure easy access of the life-saving equipment by the whole community.
I appreciate that times are hard for many at the moment and so any donation, no matter how small would be massively appreciated and really could help to save someone else’s life!