Fundraising in memory of Higham Ferrers student has now topped £95,000

Matthew Pinnock (centre) with his friends
Matthew Pinnock (centre) with his friends

A fund set up to raise money in memory of 22-year-old Matthew Pinnock who had an inoperable brain tumour has now raised more than £95,000.

Team Butters started fundraising in memory of Matthew, from Higham Ferrers, who died from a brain tumour in December 2012 aged just 22.

The golf day held in memory of Matthew Pinnock of Higham Ferrers

The golf day held in memory of Matthew Pinnock of Higham Ferrers

Since then, his family and friends have raised thousands of pounds in his memory and they have just added another £3,000 to the total with their annual golf day held at Rushden Golf Club.

More than 30 golfers played a round of nine holes, with each hole and even the refreshments buggy sponsored by a local company.

There was further support from local companies who donated a range of prizes for a raffle on the day, which also included a charity auction.

Nick Phillips was crowned the winner and was presented with the Matthew Pinnock Memorial Trophy.

Daniel Turiccki, a friend of Matthew’s, said: “All of the money raised is being donated to CLIC Sargent, which is a fantastic charity.

“They provided great care to Matthew and his family during his battle with an inoperable brain tumour in 2012.

“The golf day has pushed the total raised, in Matthew’s memory, over £95,000 and with a few fundraising ideas up Team Butters’ sleeve, I’m sure it won’t be long until the six-figure milestone is reached.

“Parky and I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who contributed to the day; whether it was playing golf, sponsoring a hole, donating a prize, selling raffle tickets and refreshments or just donating to the charity – thank you for making the day a huge success.”

Daniel said they are now looking forward to the third Matthew Pinnock charity golf day in 2016.

For more information or to support Team Butters, go to https://www.justgiving.com/remember/44945/Matt-Pinnock.