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£328raised of £3,000 target by 11 supporters

Weʼre raising £3,000 to Matt's 2017 BWPPA tour + international tournament travel & accommodation

Location
Doncaster, United Kingdom
Category
Sports
Time left
21 days to go

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I began competing in wheelchair American pool tournaments, when I joined the BWPPA tour in April 2007 (more info at www.bwppa.com). Since joining the BWPPA tour I've competed in tournaments across the UK. In addition to this, in December 2008 I represented Great Britain in the 9-ball pool World Championship for wheelchair athletes, that event was held at Sands Regency Casino-Hotel in Reno NV in the USA.

Following some good results on the BWPPA tour, including reaching the semi-finals of the 2012 British Open and numerous Challenge event semi-finals, in November 2015 I won my first title on the BWPPA tour when I beat Fred Dinsmore, Craig Welsh and Aslam Abubaker to win the Predator Cues British 9-ball Championship Challenge event, I followed that by winning the next BWPPA challenge event beating Nick Oliver in the final to win the Southern 9-ball Open challenge event in March 2016. These wins have seen me end the 2016 season ranked #8 in the UK wheelchair pool rankings.

Visit my website www.matthew-lester.com to find out more.

The aim of this page is to help towards travel & accommodation at tournaments throughout the 2017 season, not only on the BWPPA tour in the UK, but I am also hoping to enter the World 9-ball Championship for wheelchair players, which will be held in Finland in August and other international wheelchair pool tournaments I may be eligible to enter.

In addition to this I will also be competing in the Break Box Pool Series in Barnsley throughout 2017 against the best amateur 9-ball pool players in the UK.

Due to my disability not only do I have to fund myself when I travel to tournaments. I also need to travel with my PA to help me with getting up in the morning, and getting to bed.

The "target" is an estimate of how much travel and accommodation will cost me during the 2017 wheelchair pool season

Thank you

Matt Lester


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  • Matthew Lester

    Matthew Lester

    22 days ago

    Matthew Lester

    Happy new year everyone! My crowdfunding page expires in a month, so if anyone wants to add to my pool sponsorship for the upcoming season, or knows of anyone who might be interested, there's not long left. Thanks to everyone who has helped so far it means so much.

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    • Estelle Murray
    • Angela Godfrey
    • Marhia Hall
    • Mike Hall
    • Lee Gorton

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  • Matthew Lester

    Matthew Lester

    a month ago

    Matthew Lester

    New website www.matthew-lester.com now live! Massive thanks to Mike and Sian for supporting my crowdfunding campaign, it means so much! If anyone knows of any businesses who may be interested in sponsoring me next season, let me know. Alternatively find out more here http://www.matthew-lester.com/team-destroyer/

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  • Matthew Lester

    Matthew Lester

    3 months ago

    Matthew Lester

    Thanks for supporting my crowdfunding page, it's much appreciated. Back to Stoke Mandeville in 2 weeks for the BWPPA Predator Cues British 9-ball Championship, the last tournament of the season. Hopefully end this season, the way I ended it last year.

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    • Matt Duffy
    • Lee Gorton
    • Marilyn Jennings

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3 months ago

Matthew Lester started crowdfunding

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  • David Mackay

    David Mackay

    Jan 18, 2017

    Good Luck Pal, hope it all comes together!

    £40.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jan 17, 2017

    £50.00

  • BigDave Knight

    BigDave Knight

    Jan 11, 2017

    Gooooooooooooo Destroyer!!!

    £8.02

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Matthew Lester

Matthew Lester

Doncaster, United Kingdom

Hi I'm Matt, I'm 28 years old from Doncaster South Yorkshire. I have cerebral palsy which affects my left side, and also means I'm unable to walk.

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