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On the 27th of August Matt, Rob and 3 of his friends are planning to do a 24 hour gaming marathon of the video game Overwatch to raise money for the MDS UK Patient Support Group.
Rob and Matt's Dad, Nick Hall, was diagnosed with MDS over five years ago. Matt told us he spoke to his dad about who he would like us to raise money for to help support MDS patients and help research, and he instantly sent the link to our website. We are immensely grateful to Nick and his family.
Matt has done charity fundraising in the past for us and last summer they did a very similar event to raise money for a local Cancer Support Centre and raised and amazing £1385! They’d be looking to raise a similar amount (if not more!).
And look how exciting the day looks!
Matt tells in his JustGiving page:
MDS is a group of malignant blood disorders in which the bone marrow fails to produce healthy blood cells. It is a form of bone marrow cancer and treatments range from medication such as EPO to blood transfusions. In the long term, a stem cell transplant (bone marrow transplant) can offer the chance of curing the disease.
The MDS UK Patient Support Group aim to raise awareness of MDS, offer support and information to patient and families and campaign to increase the quality of life and make treatments available to those affected by MDS.
As well as raising money for this brilliant charity, we will also be encouraging people to have a look at Anthony Nolan Trust, and consider joining their register to donate stem cells.
Any level of support is hugely appreciated, however large or small, and come and cheer us along on the 27th August from 5pm. We'll be live on our Twitch channel and also on our Facebook page.
We'll be setting challenges, forfeits and a load of other fun things to raise money, as well as donating all of the money we receive from Twitch Subs during the stream.
A BIG THANK YOU to Matt for putting in such an incredible effort in aid of our small charity. We thank him not only for the fundraising, but also the fabulous awareness of MDS he is generating.
Today, more than ever - due to Covid – we need generous people like Matt to help us assist MDS patients and their families.