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Weʼre raising £3,500 to fund a defibrillator and plaque at South Reading Community Centre in memory of Matthew Farrall, a true Whitley lad

Reading, UK

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Matthew Farrall, a Whitley boy to the core, died suddenly on 20 April. He had many talents, including writing for the Whitley Pump, local historical knowledge and an infectious enthusiasm for life.

It feels fitting that a legacy is left in the heart of the community for the heart of the community.

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  • Trisha Bennett1 month ago
    Trisha Bennett

    Trisha Bennett

    1 month ago

    Once again, we thank you for your support. We are pleased to announce the first Matthew Farrall Defib Unveiling - Save the Date: 28th July. Read more at our website Thanks

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  • Trisha Bennett2 months ago
    Trisha Bennett

    Trisha Bennett

    2 months ago

    Dear All, 

 Once again thank you for your generosity. 

We wanted to update you and the good news is thanks to the donations we have had so far we have now ordered the first defibrillator... to read more please visit our Facebook page for a full update. Thanks

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  • Trisha Bennett3 months ago
    Trisha Bennett

    Trisha Bennett

    3 months ago

    Thank you, we are overwhelmed by people’s generosity. We are now are looking to fund 3 defribs in Whitley. Ta!

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Page last updated on: 7/30/2018 3:22 PM



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    Jul 30, 2018

  • Rebecca Tibbetts

    Rebecca Tibbetts

    Jul 23, 2018

    Dear Trisha,Matt was a fabulous breath of fresh air whenever I saw him. I tried to seek him out on my visits to Reading. I wish you and the family much strength and good wishes for the future. XX


  • Tom Goodlock

    Tom Goodlock

    May 29, 2018


  • Kevin Jones

    Kevin Jones

    May 26, 2018

    First met Matty on the terraces at the Tilehurst End, so must be around 25 yrs ago. Always enjoyed conversations with him and sad there will be no more. His articles on Whitley Pump are worth a read.




    May 23, 2018

    Matty, Always the first person to go raise money/do something for the next person in need. Always there, always a friend. I miss our chats n laughs , SO much. Love Forever, Kimberley ( Kimbers ) xxxxx


  • Donna Wickens

    Donna Wickens

    May 22, 2018

    Didn't know him but happy to donate in his memory for a great cause


  • Jon Smith

    Jon Smith

    May 22, 2018

    Dear Matty - With all our love and thanks from Cintra - miss you x Martin, Tony, Dave, Matt J, Micky, Smiffy, Darren, Cliff, Tommy, Graham, Eddie, Matt J, Kirwin, Dennis, and Liam.


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