The following is the first article I had published for Trinity Mirror in the MerseyMart at Liverpool Post and Echo.
Pub man Matt goes the extra mile for charity
By Dan Berryman
Feb 19 2013
A MAN who works in a city centre pub has helped raise thousands for charity.
Matt Caveney, 23, an employee of Wetherspoons at The Richard John Blackler, Great Charlotte Street, Liverpool, helped raise more than £16,000 last year alone through sponsored walks, bike rides, raffles and even comedy rap single Tyskie Song, available on iTunes and Amazon.co.uk
“CLIC Sargent is Wetherspoons’ choice of charity,” said Matt, “and now we’re hoping to beat last year’s record.
“The song itself is on iTunes, but we’re also hoping to use it to raise awareness.”
The pub’s sponsored walk from Liverpool to Southport raised almost £2,000 on its own but other successful fundraising initiatives have included bungee jumps, Hallowe’en games, regular football tournaments and a collection bucket.
The JD Wetherspoon chain has been raising money for CLIC Sargent for over 10 years now, having started the scheme back in 2002, and now aims to raise £1m a year nationally.
Read more: Liverpool Echo http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/liverpool-communities/liverpool-city-centre/liverpool-city-centre-news/2013/02/19/pub-man-matt-goes-the-extra-mile-for-charity-100252-32837495/#ixzz2SMinpA89