Pair win charity award
TWO brothers from Widnes have won a national charity award recognising their fundraising work.
Stu Mather, 38 and Tim Mather, 43 were awarded Fundraiser Of The Year at the Sense Awards 2018 on Thursday, September 20.
The brothers have showed support for Sense by organising fundraising events for the charity and raising a total of £8,000.
Tim Mather was inspired to support Sense by his daughter who was born with hearing and sight impairment.
The brothers organised a comedy night alongside family and friends, attracting some of Britain’s top comedy talent such as Jon Richarson, Josh Widicome and James Acaster.
Tim Mather said: “Stu and I are absolutely ecstatic about winning this award. We are very proud of what we have achieved and the money we raised over the last six months.
“Sense has and always will mean so much to us as a charity, for all the lovely people that work there and for the amazing work they do in helping others encouraging people like me ● to get up from the couch and get running for a very worthy cause. Thank you to the comedians. The comedy night was just a really good laugh and we are so pleased to have been able to put the event on to support Sense.
“Thank you to my mum and dad for putting on the international wine challenge.”
The annual Sense awards are now in their 15th year and took place at Touchbase Pears in Birmingham and this year it was hosted by BBC presenter Nikki Fox.
The awards recognise the outstanding achievements of people with complex disabilities as well as staff, carers, family members, volunteers and fundraisers that support them.
Sense chief executive, Richard Kramer said: “Both Stu and Tim have been supportive of Sense over the past few years and have shown immense dedication to fundraising for the charity this year, for which we are very thankful.
“The Sense Awards exist to celebrate the achievements of people lie Stu and Tim and we are delighted to have awarded them the Fundraiser Of The Year award in recognition of their work.”
Time Mather, Nikki Fox and Sense chief executive Richard Kramer