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Richard Barnes - Buxton Triathlon - In Memory of Matty Coombes for Ward 15, Birmingham Childrens Hospital

Fundraising for Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity

57 %
raised of £3,000 target
by 71 supporters
  • Team members: Richard Barnes
  • Event: Buxton Triathlon, 25 Sep 2011

Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity

We support Birmingham Children's Hospital to improve the lives of sick children

Charity Registration No. 1160875


Matty was in my daughters year at Eastern Green Junior School where I am a School Governor. He was only 11 when he died of cancer.

His courage and bravery inspired those that knew him and when he lost his 6 month battle with cancer in July 2011 his passing was felt by all.

After reading an article about Matty in the Coventry Evening Telegraph he said; “The children’s oncology ward at Birmingham Children’s Hospital had so many fewer resources than its neighbouring unit funded by Teenage Cancer Trust, and how unfair this was.” See the article here

With this in mind I would like to do something about this in Matty’s name.

On 25 September 2011 I have entered to compete in the Buxton Triathlon and will raise money for Ward 15 of the Birmingham Children’s Hospital where Matty had his treatment.

This is on Ward 15's wish list

Repaint of HDU ward - £300
Soft furnishings for the ward - £450
Improved lighting - £1500
Shower room - £5000

Your help and support to do this would be amazing.            

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly Ward 15 of the Birmingham Children’s Hospital and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate - I raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

So please dig deep and donate now.


  • Matty with his school friends