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Matthew William Shilvock

Matt Shilvock to run 5k a day for 2019

Fundraising for Smile for Joel

118 %
raised of £5,000 target
by 314 supporters

Smile for Joel

We are a fund raising charity to support families of murder and terrorism

Charity Registration No. 1175874


Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

On Boxing day 2017 a good friend of many, WBA mascot and West Midlands referee Richard Eades aged 42 suddenly passed away at home leaving behind his partner Carly and 2 young children Lily and Archie.

Richard was a family man, an enthusiastic WBA supporter who had worked for the club in various roles since the age of 15. Richard also ran (and played for) the WBA supporters team "Boing FC" for many years. He was a good friend and is sadly missed by all that knew him.

I will be running at least 5k every day for 2019 for a charity called "Smile for Joel" which is a chairty set up in memory of Joel Richards who sadly along with His Grandfather, Uncle and many more were killed in the 2015 Tunisia terrorist attack.

Whilst I never had the pleasure of meeting Joel, I know Richard was very fond of Joel being a fellow referee and a good friend and he was deeply saddened by Joel's death. Richard actively promoted the "Smile for Joel" charity.

Smile for Joel is a fund raising charity to support and help shattered and broken families who are victims of traumatic bereavement through homicide.

Thanks again for visiting my justGiving page, I appreciate all donations, no matter how little. Every bit counts.

Thanks to Craig Davidson for the inspiration in his 2018 challenge!

Kind regards


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