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£98,880raised of £200,000 target by 2908 supporters

Weʼre raising £200,000 to #help4matt - raising funds for cancer treatment abroad

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Thanks for taking the time to read this story. Matt is the loving husband to Jo and the most wonderful dad to Seb, who will be 11 on Christmas Day. Please look at these happy photos and read Matt's story. We are looking to raise funds to get Matt the best treatment, most likely in the USA. The NHS can offer no viable option for Matt. We are his family and friends and we are determined to get Matt what he deserves. He is the most wonderful husband, dad, son, brother, uncle and dear friend. Everyone who has met Matt, loves him, as you can see from many of the comments on here.

Matt is just 42. A year ago he was running marathons. This year he faces his greatest challenge. Matt has been diagnosed with advanced Oesophageal cancer. It has spread to his lymph nodes and liver. Matt’s only current viable long term option is treatment in America where he can access the latest clinical advances. We are evaluating his best option but we have been told that treatment will be in the region of £200,000 to £300,000.

We are desperate to give Matt an option and offer him a long term solution that is just not available to us in the UK.

All we are asking for is a chance, he wants to win this battle and we have to find a way to fund the treatment. Matt is so positively upbeat and determined to beat the odds, and as his family and friends, we are undertaking every possible option to fund his treatment. Ultimately we know we will need the kindness and generosity of strangers to help reach the target.

To all those who know or know of Matt, please can you find a way to help us.

Can you afford to spare £5 or £10? Would you consider donating to his fund instead of writing Christmas cards? To all our friends in the running community, would you run a race and fund raise for Matt. Could you organise a charity night and donate to Matt’s fund? We are looking at any way we can to raise money.

We would be delighted if you would get involved, and e mail us with your ideas.

We have set up this crowd funding page in order to raise as much as we can as quickly as we can. Please share this on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc and help us to get Matt the best treatment possible. We need people to read Matt’s story and help Matt in his battle. Millions of hands will make light work and give Matt the boost to carry on with his big life challenge.

All money raised is paid directly to Matt and Jo's fundraising account. Karen Lounds and Michelle Bebbington are supporting Matt and Jo to administer the scheme.

Thanks for taking the time to read.

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  • Karen Lounds is admin on behalf of Matt Henderson9 days ago
    Karen Lounds is admin on behalf of Matt Henderson

    Karen Lounds is admin on behalf of Matt Henderson

    9 days ago

    Matt has now been to Harley Street, and has an appointment next week at Christie's. We have been told that going privately in the UK does open doors for Matt. We have now accessed the funds so that Matt can have tests at Harley Street, and once he has been to Christie's we can evaluate next steps. We have also been told that MD Anderson in Texas, the Mayo Clinic in America and also Japan are probably the best options abroad. Thanks again to everyone for all their support, both financially and emotionally. It has made every difference x.

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  • Karen Lounds is admin on behalf of Matt Henderson17 days ago
    Karen Lounds is admin on behalf of Matt Henderson

    Karen Lounds is admin on behalf of Matt Henderson

    17 days ago

    Jo and Matt read every single message that is left for them along with each and every donation. Your kind words of support make a huge difference. Thank you x

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  • Karen Lounds is admin on behalf of Matt Henderson24 days ago
    Karen Lounds is admin on behalf of Matt Henderson

    Karen Lounds is admin on behalf of Matt Henderson

    24 days ago

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2 months ago

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  • anna

    anna

    Jan 20, 2018

  • John Nethercote Snr

    John Nethercote Snr

    Jan 20, 2018

    All the best mate

    £100.00

  • Wil Uttley

    Wil Uttley

    Jan 20, 2018

    All the best mate, Wil Uttley (Exeter crew) and family.

    £20.00

  • frank slinger

    frank slinger

    Jan 20, 2018

    The very best of luck with your treatment.

    £20.00

  • Paul Trish

    Paul Trish

    Jan 20, 2018

    Good luck Jo and Matt

    £30.00

  • Zak Loveday

    Zak Loveday

    Jan 19, 2018

    £10.00

  • Carol and Bill

    Carol and Bill

    Jan 19, 2018

    Supporting Richard Boydell.Running for Mat.

    £10.00

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