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MattDotcom was set up following Sharon & David’s son Matthew being diagnosed with cancer. Matthew quickly realised that back in the early 2000s technology was moving forward as such a pace that teenagers stuck in hospital could with the right equipment continue their education, stay in touch with family and friends and use the equipment as a distraction from the often painful treatment that they have to endure.
MattDotCom was set up to provide teenagers with the loan of a laptop and in the early days some USB and floppy discs (remember them?) so that they could send school work to and from school and hospital or home. Originally a system cost around £2,500, weighed a ton and they were loaned out. As technology advanced the specification has increased, now we have light weight laptops (around 1.5 kilos), wifi, printer/scanners, social media and the whole system now fits in a rucksack. Originally it took a wheelchair or two to bring a system to a teenager.
Matthew sadly died before his ultimate goal was achieved that of giving the equipment to the teenagers, but today with a complete system costing just under £1,000, with specifications of over 50 time greater than when we started he would be very proud of the charity set up in his name.
Please support us if you can https://www.justgiving.com/mattdotcom
If you are looking for an application form please e-mail “support at mattdotcom.org.uk”
To date we have supported 139 teenagers and continually have more requests
Thank you for your support