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Brothers help bring cheer for causes

Kind donation: Matthews three brothers (Ben, George and Chris) with the cheques for the charities and the recently donated the drum kit.

Kind donation: Matthews three brothers (Ben, George and Chris) with the cheques for the charities and the recently donated the drum kit.

A series of fundraising activities has made it possible for a group of brothers and their family to help bring a little cheer to families who have also been affected by road tragedies.

The Matthew Alexander Steels-Chambers (MASC) fundraising team held a sponsored bike ride, a three mile dog walk, and a three hour MMA bout, which was held at SFK in Skegness recently.

A total of £740 was raised from these events has been divided between several good causes to help and also commemorate Wainfleet man and brother, Matthew, who died in a road accident aged 20 in August 2008.

“We have now been able to buy a drum kit for a deserving musical family of brothers, as Matthew believed in the importance of music and was an accomplished drummer in a local band with his own brothers,” said Marianne Chambers, his mother.

“We have also been able to send £200 to the charity RoadPeace, as losing a loved one in a crash is devastating, so they are working hard to support the families that are left behind,” she added.

A cheque for £200 was also sent to The Compassionate Friends, who offer a helpline service to bereaved families who have suffered the loss of a child.

The remainder of the money has been used to help support children this Christmas.

 

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