How Anthony Helped Matilda

London Marathon for Newlife Charity

Last Year, Anthony, an Architectural Technologist here at Morrison Design, took part in the annual London Marathon to raise money for Newlife Charity. We spoke about it here on our blog back in November 2016.

As part of Anthony’s fundraising campaign, we hosted a football tournament and raffle draw at DW Sports in Derby. The event was a great success and was very encouraging to see so many different people contributing to the cause. A special thank-you goes out to all those involved, all the generous donations and prizes and to all those who took part – We couldn’t have done it without you!

MDL Charity Football Tournament
Morrison Design hosts a charity fundraising event at DW Sports in Derby.
Network of some of the raffle prize donations from local businesses
Network of some of the raffle prize donations from local businesses – Thank-you!


Newlife Charity wrote:

Six-year-old Matilda has a range of conditions, including autism, which means the world can be a scary place for her. She gets particularly restless in the car and gets extremely anxious to the extent that she tries to escape from her seat and thrash around. It is extremely dangerous for everyone and it means they are very limited to going anywhere because it’s just not safe.

With Anthony’s support, a new specialist car seat has made a huge difference for Matilda. The seat keeps Matilda much more comfortable and she can be securely strapped in. Mum told us how grateful they are, “The main thing is that journeys are a lot safer now. I have two other children as well as Matilda and it’s important that they are all safe. Before receiving the seat Matilda was able to get her arms out of the seat straps and would scream, lean forward and pull mine or her sibling’s hair. Journeys are so much better now and less stressful for everyone. As a result we are going out a lot more. Recently we travelled to visit family, a journey of 2.5 hours which we couldn’t ever do before.”

With the help of all the individual sponsors and all the team here at Morrison Design Ltd, Anthony managed to raise a huge £2,583.75! The money went to help change Matilda’s life and create a brighter future for the whole of her family. Anthony’s fundraising also provided essential equipment for four other children.

London Marathon’s 11th Successive World Record

The 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon raised the largest amount for an annual single day charity fundraising event, raising a total of £61.6 Million! This is the eleventh successive year in which it has set this world record. Anthony and the team at Morrison Design were delighted to be a part of such a successful event.

Anthony in action at the London Marathon in 2017
Anthony in action at the London Marathon in 2017… and making it look easy!
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