Appearing on Beat the Chasers in October 2021 and The Weakest Link in December 2021, Matt has won over £85,000 for Launchpad.
Matt kept his nerve and put his general knowledge skills to the test, going up against other celebrities like comedian Russell Kane and former Loose Women star Kaye Adams on Beat the Chasers, winning £75,000. He proved his mettle for a second time as he successfully answered questions on BBC’s The Weakest Link, beating Vanessa Feltz in the final round to bag £12,700.
Launchpad’s fundraising shortfall over the pandemic has been worrying. Matt’s generous wins have really helped us make some of this up, going a long way to help us prevent homelessness by supporting vital services for people who are homeless or at risk of losing their home in Reading.
Now more than ever, as the world deals with pandemic fall-out it’s essential that our core services continue to be funded, Matt’s win helps ensure we can.
We’re lucky to have Matt as a patron. Passionate about his home-town, he was born and bred in Reading and still resides here. A TV presenter, journalist and musician, he often hosts and performs at our events like Carols by Candlelight and the Big Sleep Out.