Widows Sons

Matty’s Flight – Sat 3 Jul 2021

On Saturday 3rd July, a gathering of Widows Sons, from all across the country, converged on a secondary school sports field in Loughborough for a very special cause.

A young man by the name of Matty Howard has been diagnosed with Medulla Blastoma, a terminal brain cancer.  East Midlands Chapter have been running a number of events over the last year or so, to give Matty and his family some cherished memories.  The latest of which was a helicopter ride around his home town.

As a special treat, John Perridge (President of East Midlands) put a call out to the other Chapters to join them in forming his name, in motorcycles, so that he’d see it as they flew over the college grounds.

Eight riders of Wyvern Chapter set off from Somerset at 9am to join another 50+ riders who had ridden in from as far afield as Yorkshire and Hampshire to support this young man and his family for their helicopter experience.

Matty’s Mum said…”We are so grateful to all you amazing gents (and of course your fabulous wives too!) for the most incredible day we had today! Matty enjoyed every single moment and LOVED seeing you all out on the school field! It was so touching! Thank you to all of those involved, we are so grateful that some of you travelled great distances to support us today. Words cannot express our gratitude to you all, making memories with Matty is vital to us and your kindness and generosity have enabled us to do things that we couldn’t even have dreamt of! Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts” 

If any brother wishes to make a donation for future events, then please feel free to send whatever you can to
East Midlands Chapter
Sort code – 30-84-79
Account.no – 58120668
Reference – Matty’s Fund

All donations are very gratefully received and faithfully applied.

Riff said “It was a really great day out and very humbling to be part of.”

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