A father of two being treated for a rare former of cancer has thanked his “amazing” wife and local community for their fantastic support during such difficult times.
Matthew Eborall, aged 38 from Lymm, was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, Sarcoma and is currently undergoing chemotherapy at the Clatterbridge Cancer centre in Liverpool.
Despite being made redundant and having to start her own business working from home and caring for her husband, Sarah, 32, embarked on a fundraising campaign exceeding her initial target, with funds still coming in while also becoming the top fundraiser for the Sarcoma charity.
Matthew said: “This type of cancer is so rare there are currently only 15 people undergoing the treatment. I know a lot of charities are not getting any funding at this time but the Sarcoma charity didn’t get much anyway.
“With this in mind, Sarah has been amazing with her non-stop fundraising and has managed to raise to date over £3500 and counting.
“The Sarcoma team has been amazed how much she has raised so far and have said she is their top fundraiser for the charity.
“I truly appreciate her for all she has done band would also like to thank the local community who have not only sent money but have also contributed for raffles and helping us over this troubling time.
Matthew currently works for Guy Salmon Landrover in Knutsford who he says have been “brilliant and very supportive” with his Illness.
Married to Sarah they have two children Jaden,9, and Summer who is 5. Both go to the local school Oughtrington Community Primary.
Sarah was a former Thomas Cook cabin crew until being made redundant. She currently works from home for The Bodyshop at Home and despite Matthew’s illness and looking after him, she has gone up the ranks in no time and now is an area manager with a team of 10 consultants.
Her fundraising started with a fundraising page with a target of £1000. She organised online sales nights for her Bodyshop at Home team with part of their commission added to the fundraising page.
She also organised a homemade cake sale with a yellow theme which she did on their driveway which was a “massive success” and was all covid compliant. There was also a wear yellow day. Sarah is also an avid runner and did a sponsored 10k run with her friend Tom and also 50 miles in January. She also has managed to do online raffles with personalised handbags that were donated by a local supplier.
Matthew added: “To help in the fundraising my work colleagues did a wear your own clothes to work day, despite most of the guys working from home. Jaden and Summer’s school teachers did a sponsored Saturday morning walk around Lymm and the reception teachers also did a 10k sponsored run. In total, to date, Sarah has managed to raise £3339 smashing the original £1000 target.
“Our close friends and local community have also been so compassionate not only did they raise £500 for us just before Christmas which has been used to landscape our garden while i’m shielding, I have also saved for a place to enjoy the sunshine with the family. We also have received food parcels from the local church group.
“Ive been so humbled and overwhelmed by how much my wife Sarah is doing for me during this difficult time plus with all her fundraising for Sarcoma UK not only will it benefit myself but others who have this rare form of cancer.
“I would very much like to say thank you to everyone for all your support.”
Donations can be made online via https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Sarah-Cooke53