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Help make Matty’s day by writing him a letter

Matty is 15, and he’s been through more than most go through in a lifetime. He was diagnosed with a brain tumour in December 2016, following which he had a major operation to remove as much as they could, as well as chemotherapy and radiotherapy. He was in remission for a while and then he relapsed in December 2018. He had been in remission since the summer but unfortunately earlier this month, his family got the heart-breaking news that Matty now has two further tumours, and chemotherapy has resumed.

His loving Aunty hatched a plan

Lockdown has understandably been incredibly difficult for Matty. But when he came down one morning to find a letter from his lovely Aunty, his mood was transformed. So now, she’s on a mission to get Matty as many letters as possible. Matty has received video messages, letters and parcels – some from famous people, and from all over the world! We sent Matty a parcel, a brain box and a letter from the brainstrust team, but we won’t stop there! We know our amazing community will want to show Matty that he is a special boy in everybody’s thoughts, and send a letter of their own.

How you can help

If you’d like to send Matty a letter, please address them to:
Matty
brainstrust
C19 Joseph’s Well
Hanover Lane
Leeds
LS3 1AB

And we will surprise him with a parcel full of letters!

In the meantime please follow his journey and show some love on the family’s Facebook page: Letters from the Lockdown