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Profile: Matthew Gladwyn makes a difference for the J9 Foundation UK

The PharSide Making a Difference series profiles Matthew Gladwyn who made an epic difference by raising funds for the J9 Foundation UK in the fight against Motor Neurone Disease.

Name: Matthew Gladwyn Age: 36 Profession: Head tea boy at MJG Rail & Civil Engineering Where are you from originally?: Margate, KZN, South Africa Where are you living now?: Worcester Park, London, UK How long have been living in the UK for now?: 4 Years

What charity are you supporting?:  J9 Foundation UK Tell us a bit more about J9 Foundation UK:  The J9 Foundation UK is the UK arm of the J9 Foundation which is based in South Africa which was founded by South African Rugby Legend, Joost Van Der Westhuizen after he was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. The foundation aims at helping patients and their families living with MND to improve their quality of life whilst fighting day to day aginst this horrendous disease. How can people get in touch or keep track of the foundation?: J9 Foundation SA website | J9 Foundation SA Facebook Page J9 Foundation UK Website | J9 Foundation UK Facebook PageWhat did you do for the foundation ie. initiative/event? J9UK London to Brighton Cycle Ride on 18 September 2015 

How did it go and how did you feel about the achievement: Really enjoyed the ride to Brighton (the downhills at least!!!)  It was a great personal achievement to complete the event as I have never really been the cycling type or really build like a Madagascan racing snake!!

What made you want to support and make a difference for this charity? A friend once said to me – There is no time like now to achieve a goal, start with a mile, and keep going until you have done 100 miles, don’t put it off till tomorrow ( You Know who you are, and thank you for mounds of inspiration)

Anyone you want to give thanks to in particular?: A massive thanks to The Baynes duo Den and Mattyb, Dale, Wendy and Kat, And Last but surely not Least…My amazing wife, Tanalee for all the support

What is your Charity Fund Raising Page URL: https://www.justgiving.com/Matt-Gladwyn1

Did you get any corporate sponsorship? : Yes, Infocus Resourcing, Infrastructure Solutions UK limited, J Coffey Rail and many, many kind and giving souls.

Matt managed to raise £1000 for the J9 Foundation UK which is an astonishing achievement! Well done to all that took part that day! You're a massive inspiration!

Well done on becoming a PharSider Elite Change Maker Matt! 🙂

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