Mat’s walking challenge!
Mat Bayfield of ‘The Broadside Boys’, is walking in Suffolk every day in January for The Brain Tumour Charity.
Mat has been living with a brain tumour for four years now, and this fantastic ‘Walk and Talk Challenge’ for charity invites you to join him on one of his walks around Suffolk.
Here is his story:
“In December 2012 I was diagnosed with a rare inoperable brain tumour on my brain stem…..a.k.a Brian, my uninvited guest! As a result, i have spent a large amount of time at the fantastic Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge undergoing extensive radiotherapy and regular MRI scans. Although a very traumatic time for me and my family, somehow I have found an inner strength to face life with a renewed sense of positivity, and my motto is ‘Life Is No Rehearsal’. At Christmas 2015 I met my girlfriend Kelly who had lost her sister to a brain tumour in 2010. We made an immediate connection and have been a huge support to each other ever since. Because of this, we wanted to raise money for a charity so close to both our hearts, hence ‘Mat’s Walk and Talk Challenge’ was created!
As well as raising money for the charity, the idea behind these walks is to join with like minded people who can make friends, share stories, get fitter, and inspire people to make the best of this life regardless of the hardships we all face. Each walk will end with a nice cuppa and a bit more chat! Timings and locations will be posted on the Facebook page or alternatively, contact Mat on 07464 484 922. As well as this page, there will be collection boxes on each walk. If you would like to host a walk, please get in touch asap!
Thank you in advance for all your kind support and donations,
Lots of Love, Mat & Kelly xx