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Born: 11th October 1997

Living: Stalybridge Greater Manchester

Currently: Studying BTEC Mechanical Engineering Diploma

Racing History: Karting, Formula Ford and FIA F4

Both of Matthew’s grandfathers, Bryan and Harry, were involved in the motor industry and his father, Ian, has always had an interest in cars and engineering, so it seemed a natural progression for Matthew’s interest.

 

Matthew began competitive karting after showing a clean pair of heels to all his friends at a karting party which was his first time in a kart. He carried this first event forwards and raced indoors for a year at Daytona, Manchester. He secured a number of trophies during the year and finished his first season in fourth position. This led to his outdoor racing in the Formula Ford championship series, F1600 series and the FIA F4 US Championship.

 

In addition to the racing, he is committed to further education with the aim of studying an engineering degree that he can combine with his motorsport whether as a driver or race engineer.

 

He participates in a number of sports including wakeboarding, golf, mountain biking and paddle boarding.

 

Living in Manchester and previously in St Petersburg Florida with P1 visa to race in the USA.

Shaw Mind Ambassador

After being contacted by Marsha Wright, also an Ambassador for The Shaw Mind Foundation, to support one of the Foundations initiatives, I saw a great opportunity to be involved in spreading the message of the Foundation’s great work, raise awareness of issues around mental health and highlight the help available, particularly for those of my peer group. With my growing social media presence and US and UK location mirroring the Foundation’s there was an easy fit to connect with my passion for being with and helping others.

Shaw Mind Ambassador

After being contacted by Marsha Wright, also an Ambassador for The Shaw Mind Foundation, to support one of the Foundations initiatives, I saw a great opportunity to be involved in spreading the message of the Foundation’s great work, raise awareness of issues around mental health and highlight the help available, particularly for those of my peer group. With my growing social media presence and US and UK location mirroring the Foundation’s there was an easy fit to connect with my passion for being with and helping others.

Nordoff Robbins

Nordoff Robbins is the largest independent music therapy charity in the UK, dedicated to changing the lives of vulnerable and isolated people. They support thousands of people through our own centres and by working in over 150 partnerships with a wide range of organisations including care homes, schools and hospitals. Music therapists support people to develop their own ways of being musical in order to explore their potential and connect with the world around them.