Pair win char­ity award

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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

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