Fundraising approaches £60,000 for Matt's Fund

Fundraising approaches £60,000 for Matt's Fund

Simon Meechan

Fundraising approaches £60,000 for Matt's Fund

Almost £60,000 has been pledged for Matt's Fund.

Matt's brother Chris Rackley, his mum Alison Rackley and Andrew Rogerson


The fund has been set up to send seriously ill Matt Rackley to the USA for state-of-the-art cancer treatment, which costs £150,000 and is not available on the NHS.

It currently stands at just above £57,000, with some donations not processed yet.

The community has come together to raise money to help save the 24-year-old father, who lives in Cookham and went to Cox Green School.

A collection at Royal Ascot raised £850, while Slough Fire station raised £1,200 at a car wash on Saturday, June 14.

Marlow firm Softcat raised £850, and organised a barbecue to raise more money yesterday.

A huge fundraiser in Ockwells Park has been organised for Sunday, August 3, with a mechanical bull, bouncy castles, live music and comedy, and a raffle with a cash prize of £1,000.

On Friday, Matt's girlfriend Hollie Gemmel is leaping from a plane in a skydive, which has raised £1,741 so far.

A post on the fund's Facebook page thanked everyone for getting involved. It adds: "We are on the crest of wave so let's keep this movement happening."

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