TEENAGER Matthew Hart, recently completed his latest fundraising event in aid of a cold cuddle cot for Princess Alexandra Hospital’s maternity unit, Harlow.
The 15-year-old student at Burnt Mill Academy in Harlow began raising money for a variety of charities when he was just nine years old.
At his latest fundraiser, Matthew raised over £1,645.50 at a race night in aid of a cold cuddle cot.
Matthew shared, ‘I have been fundraising since I was eight or nine. When I see someone less fortunate than me, I just want to help.
‘I am always looking for things to do to raise money. It makes me feel good to be able to help in this way. It is something I enjoy doing in my free time. It’s amazing to be able to help others.’
Matthew’s previous events have included a three and a half mile run in aid for Streets2Homes, and a run 27 times around the pitch at Tottenham Hotspur FC for the charity, Running for Sarah. He went on to climb O2 Arena for MS Society and the London Gherkin for the NSPCC. Matthew also organised a fun day and teachers versus pupils baseball match in aid of new PE equipment and outdoor leaning spaces.
Joanna Hart, mother of Matthew, stated, ‘He really does put his heart into doing these things to help others. He is such a caring young man and his dad and I as well as his family and friends, are so proud of the man he is becoming.
‘We always look forward to hearing his ideas about what he wants to do next. He has a heart of gold, is very humble and would put others first in all situations.’