The Final Total!

Total Raised
A HUGE thank you to all who have contributed and helped along the way. Outstanding work!

The Story Behind The Run

The Story Behind The Run
Matt and Chris
The Story Behind The Run
On the 1st October 2009 Chris Taaffe's (28) life was literally turned upside down!

Chris was involved in a serious motorbike accident which left him in a coma for many weeks. He is a very good friend of mine and I, and his many friends, found this very hard to cope with especially as five or six weeks earlier he and I were canoeing in the Lake District blissfully unaware of what the future had in store.

Thanks to the rapid response of the East Anglian Air Ambulance he was given the best possible chance of surviving his horrific crash. The first 24 hours were crucial and everyone waited with baited breath to hear any news. It is impossible to imagine what his family went through that night. Chris was flown to Addenbrookes Critical Care Unit in Cambridge where he was given round-the-clock care and treatment by the best possible team of experts. He was there for a few months and then moved to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital and then to the Colman centre for Specialist Neurological Rehabilitation. He is still there now and progressing well thanks to the amazing rehabilitation scheme and care that is in place for him.
I am writing this to ask for your help. I need to raise local support and awareness for my run in August/September from John o' Groats to Lands End to raise money for the three main organisations that helped get Chris through his ordeal. Without the expertly trained staff and medical teams involved in the organisation many people, including Chris, would die or have little chance of recovery. It's time to give something back.

I am an experienced runner having completed two London Marathons, I've also run Hadrian's wall (Newcastle to Carlisle) and now I plan to run the length of Britain to raise a significant amount of money to keep the Air Ambulance, Addenbrookes and the Colman Centre open for those suffering now and for those who may suffer in the future.

The run will be long, tough and emotions will run high but with your help and the help and determination of the six volunteers who are providing back up and planning, the goal will be achieved and we will raise many thousands of pounds to save lives...........................maybe even yours.

If you can help to promote or sponsor this worthy cause or provide funding towards the cost of the venture, I and my team will be very grateful indeed.

To donate please use the buttons on this page or send a cheque using the information provided.

Many many thanks


Job Done....

Monday 13th September at 12:19

Matt crossed the finish line at Land's End!

After 28.5 days and no days off!
He had a small deputation to greet him and was interviewed on radio Norfolk just before 1PM.

Friday, 21 May 2010

More about T-Shirts

We are now able to offer
'Matty's Big Run' T-shirts. 

Hopefully available some time next week.  They will cost £15 each.  We have tried our hardest to make them cheaper but are unable to do so because of the high cost of printing set-up charges.  However, they are quality T-shirts and you will not be disappointed with your bespoke shirt!  They are blue in colour with white design, and will be available in medium or large.
Other sizes will be available on request when we re-order, which we will most definitely have to.
So, if you want to get your order in, let us know by email,

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Update on funds

Hi all, just to let you know that the total raised at the fundrasing gig has gone up to....................


Brilliant....Thank You.

Monday, 3 May 2010

Matty's Big Fundraising Gig - THANK YOU!

Wow!! A BIG thank you to all who helped last night go with a BANG! Thanks to those all who helped behind the bar,on the bbq and boot sale,on the collection boxes and stickers. To TARA and DYFA for such fantastic music, and most of all to those who dug deep into their pockets-in fact the bar ran out of change!Without counting the money from the bbq and boot sale we raised £536-not including what went into the other charity buckets. WELL DONE +THANK YOU ALL.xxxx