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£26,400raised of £30,000 target by 435 supporters

Weʼre raising £30,000 to Help Matt, Jo and their kids with treatment costs and respite from his ongoing fight with bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma)

Location
Penarth, United Kingdom
Time left
24 days to go

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At the start of 2016 one of our oldest and dearest friends, Matt (top right in the picture) was diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer) It is typically difficult to diagnose accurately and early, and often too advanced for surgery which is currently the only potential cure.

In February 2016 Matt underwent the surgery which was followed by a course of chemotherapy. By the end of the year he was recovering well and it seemed the expert doctors in UHW and Morriston Hospital had got there in time.

Unfortunately, we now know that the cancer has spread to his liver. It means that Matt will begin another course of chemotherapy at Velindre this week and then see what other treatment options present themselves. Dependant on the advice of the specialists the next course of treatment could be self funded, costing in the region of Thirty Thousand Pounds.

Throughout all of this Matt and his wife Jo have shown staggering bravery in the face of adversity, they have refused to lose their sense of humour and ensured the world of their Children; Noah, Martha and Jude (10, 6 & 2 years old) remains as normal as possible.

So we want to raise Thirty Thousand Pounds for Matt and Jo to put towards the cost of any treatments which become available, such as SIRT. If enough is raised we would also love for them to take a holiday with the kids or pursue alternative treatments wherever they may present themselves.

If you are able to support us in reaching this goal I urge you to do so by donating and sharing this story. We thank you in advance from Matt, Jo, Noah, Martha, Jude and all their family & friends.

Keep in touch at https://www.facebook.com/friendsofmattburns/

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  • Raising Funds to Support Matt Burns

    Raising Funds to Support Matt Burns

    2 months ago

    Raising Funds to Support Matt Burns

    Well done everyone we've passed 20% towards our total but a long way to go. To keep in touch please follow https://www.facebook.com/friendsofmattburns/ on Facebook

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435

  • N Julian

    N Julian

    Jun 22, 2017

    Good luck Olivia Griggs, love Grace and family from school x

    £10.00

  • Liz O'brien

    Liz O'brien

    Jun 22, 2017

    Well done on the Chepstow 5k bounce....Brilliant!

    £10.00

  • Ben Luff

    Ben Luff

    Jun 20, 2017

    Hi mate why did u get all answers wrong in out GCSE I was coping u 😢

    £500.00

  • C Vallancey

    C Vallancey

    Jun 20, 2017

    Happy to contribute to the fight even though I don't know you. Good luck and keep positive.

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 20, 2017

    Lee, good luck on Sunday in Swansea....with a flat course and great weather there is no excuse if you don't do sub-2hrs!!!!!

    £30.00

  • olivia, amy and paul griggs

    olivia, amy and paul griggs

    Jun 20, 2017

    money raised so far from our Team Griggs sponsored 100 miles in a month challenge for Team Burns xx

    £1,000.00

  • martin lambert

    martin lambert

    Jun 20, 2017

    £50.00

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Raising Funds to Support Matt Burns

Penarth, United Kingdom

We are Team Burns, a community of friends supporting Matt, Jo, Noah, Martha & Jude in Matt's ongoing fight with bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma).

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