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Weʼre raising £5,000 to to buy a full size violin for Matthew English

Lancing, West Sussex

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Matthew was the victim of a vicious, violent and evil gang attack on the evening of Saturday 10th July 2021. The people of Lancing are disgusted and horrified by this unprovoked attack and want to do something to support Matthew. And what better way to support this talented and gentle young man than to buy him his first adult size violin?

Matthew English is a 15 year old talented violinist. He is outgrowing his three quarters size instrument and needs a full size, adult violin. Matthew plays for free around Lancing. Most recently at the street market in South Street on Saturday 3rd July 2021.

A reasonable full size students violin can cost as little as £300 - a decent quality violin is around £1,000 - a professional instrument can cost much more - up to £20,000. Some violins can cost millions. The more we raise the better quality instrument we can give to Matthew.

If enough money is raised it will, hopefully, be possible to buy some P.A. equipment to allow Matthew to perform to larger audiences.

UPDATE - Based in the amazing response in the first twelve hours, there may be more than enough to buy a good quality violin. If a larger sum is raised we will have another discussion with Matthew's mother to see if there's anything else Matthew needs, would appreciate or would cheer him up.

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    • Linda & Chris McCanna

      Linda & Chris McCanna

      Jul 29, 2021

      Matthew, so sorry to hear about you being attacked. We send our love and best wishes. Linda & Chris McCanna


    • Jude


      Jul 29, 2021

      Matthew you have a remarkable talent and it is a privilege to hear you play in the face of such recent adversity and for you to share your music in our Lancing village. Here’s to more performances!

    • Gaynor White

      Gaynor White

      Jul 28, 2021

      Sorry to hear of this awful attack on Matthew. I got to know of Matthew through the Hearing Fund UK, and have watched this very talented young man play a few times. Let's hope Karma plays it's part.


    • Anonymous


      Jul 27, 2021


    • Anon


      Jul 26, 2021

      It’s awful what happened to you, never let anyone take your spirit. We really hope to see you performing again in Lancing soon.


    • Star Darke

      Star Darke

      Jul 26, 2021

      I had the pleasure of seeing Matthew play at Serenity last weekend. He truly has something special.


    • Anonymous


      Jul 26, 2021

      Hope you can keep on playing!

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