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£2,265raised of £845 target by 31 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,265 to Raise awareness for DIPG (a highly rare brain tumour that affects predominately children under 10 years old) for my nephew Jack Acton.

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    After already raising £1155 in the first month (then my page ran out of time)...this is my second page...

    As some of you may know, my 4-year-old nephew and godson, Jack, has a rare form of brain tumour known as DIPG.

    Jack was diagnosed with this just before his 4th birthday and as of yet there is no cure. This was obviously devastating for my family, as it has been for many others around the world that have been affected by it.
    I am hoping to raise awareness and hopefully money for the cause by creating my own yearlong charity event. The idea is that I will be doing a different event every month that others can perhaps join in too, in order to raise further awareness.

    Over the next year I will be completing at least one event per month. Some will be very tough, especially if you've seen me swim or know how much I like a drink!! I have arranged events for the first 7 months and will be updating the fundraising events throughout the year:

    Swimming and sit-up September- a total swim of 10km (200 lengths of an Olympic swimming pool) As well as doing 100 sit ups a day for 30 days- COMPLETE
    Off in October– waxing of legs
    November Movember
    December charity matches
    Dry January!!!!
    Fillies February- Race night
    10k March – with help of some friends we will be sorting a 10km or 5km run or walk along the Corniche in Doha.
    Armchair April- film / series-a-thon

    On top of these events I will be running 1 mile a day (365 miles) for the whole year.

    I hope to get as many people as possible involved with different events and raise money for research into DIPG, The Christie hospital which were fantastic with Jack and other cancer and children's charities.

    The more awareness of DIPG the better, and the more shares of events that I or we do then that would be brilliant!
    Thanks for reading about the cause and hopefully, I will Jack and everyone else proud.


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      • D Acton

        D Acton

        Jan 25, 2017

        Keep going, I couldn't do it, greater will power than your older brother.

        £50.00

      • Jill Porter

        Jill Porter

        Jan 18, 2017

        Amazing work Matt - thinking of Jack and all your family xxx

        £50.00

      • Andrew Adamski

        Andrew Adamski

        Dec 23, 2016

        Keep going Matt! We support your efforts, especially come January!Adamski and Rebecca

        £200.00

      • Doha College

        Doha College

        Dec 15, 2016

        For the leg waxing event, Movember and Decembers football event

        £800.00

      • Lara

        Lara

        Dec 8, 2016

        £20.00

      • Urmston Meadowside Warriors

        Urmston Meadowside Warriors

        Dec 2, 2016

        £150 raised at the Urmston Meadowside Warriors Charity Match, matched by Cavendish Sports for a total of £300. Our thoughts are with you all and keep up the great work Matt.

        £300.00

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Nov 24, 2016

        I don't know you Matt but sense you're like Jamie. In work he's brightens the room & always thinks of others. Sending my deepest condolences to you all at this very sad time.God bless Jack x

        £395.00

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