Matt climbed Kilimanjaro in September last year along with two colleagues (Julie Camlin & Louise Jones), which is the highest free standing mountain in the world at nearly 6000 metres (6 times higher than Mount Snowden). It was a gruelling 7 day hike up the mountain, with temperatures ranging from being in the 30s to minus 17 degrees. On summit night, he had to set off at 11 o'clock at night, walk to the summit of the mountain, back down to the base camp and then on to the camp after that, finally coming to a rest at 4pm that day. This was in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
Matt has also run the Leeds Half Marathon twice, the second time dressed as some sort of pink fairy and he has also complotted the national 3 peaks, all in aid for Save the Children. As above £13,000 was raised for Macmillan Cancer Support as his mum died from cancer when he and his brother were very young. He knows that the money raised has gone towards helping people through times similar to that what he faced and has enabled people to move on with their lives. Knowing this makes the long, gruelling trek, the hours spent planning, the days spent raising money, the overall time and effort that he put into doing this a worthwhile cause.