Support from Mobile Doctors
Mobile Doctors is supporting Chris Price of Price Partnership as he prepares to take part in a mammoth 32 half marathons during 2012. Yes, that’s a half marathon every week and a half. Chris was not far behind Matthew when he collapsed and has been in touch with the family ever since Matt’s death. He has committed to raise money for the Foundation which will initially focus on research and education surrounding Sport Induced Heat Stroke and its life threatening potential. Chris also aims to double the money that each business donates for his participation, potentially raising £32,000!
To follow his progress please see the fundraising section.
In memory of Matthew Good, John Good & Sons Ltd has decided to change the name of the annual prize which they award to the candidate in the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) examinations with the highest marks in the foundation paper on Liner Shipping. This prize will now be called The Matthew Good Memorial Award and was won this year by Mr K N Ndoro of the Kenya Ports Authority. It was presented to his representative at the annual prize giving ceremony at Trinity House, London on September 22nd by John A Good.
The ICS hold their examinations annually at different centres around the world. Matthew completed his examinations in 2008 and was elected as a fellow to the Institute in 2010.
The Trampette’s successfully completed our sponsored sleep out on Friday night. With over 30 people in attendance after brief introductions, a game of people bingo to break the ice and our last hot, none alcoholic, brew we bedded down for the night. Luckily the rain held off until the early hours of the morning when we were awoken with an impromptu start. We lasted the duration and after a nice breakfast sandwich provided by the booth centre we were rewarded with our certificates and sent on our way.
The event aimed to highlight and provide an idea of just what the homeless face on the streets every night in a harmless and quite upbeat way for the people attending. Whilst we were given a brief insight, the hardships the homeless face are unimaginable. We had the privilege of meeting a couple of homeless people who very bravely shared with us some of their struggles, another actually spent the night on the same patch of grass as we did and said the next day how safe he felt.
Matthew Good Foundation
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