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Question Time with…Matt Buck

Favourite place/country you’ve visited?

That’s a very tough question as I’ve been very lucky to have visited many amazing and fascinating places around the world.  I loved the south island of New Zealand; you’ll struggle to find a better place to enjoy so many awesome outdoor activities.

What support will a participant get from a Charity?

Every participant gets full support from the Action Medical Research events team from the moment you register for an event to the finish line.  We offer help with both fundraising and training for your challenge so you are not left on your own. We are always here to offer advice and help.

What would your advice be for anyone seeking to try a Charity Challenge but anxious about it?

Go for it, I can guarantee that you will not regret your decision.  Many people are anxious about joining events on their own but the truth of it is, everyone is in the same position and keen to support each other.  You’ll come on an event nervous and anxious but you’ll leave feeling on top of the world and with a load of new friends for life.  Challenging yourself and raising vital funds for a charity are two of the most rewarding things that you can possibly do, so what’s not to like?

Your number one fundraising tip? 

Be inventive – don’t just expect to raise your money by posting updates on facebook, it probably won’t work!  Organise some events, bake some cakes and sell them, wash cars...there are so many ways of getting the money in, you just need to be a bit creative.  Also don’t leave it until the last minute – hmm that’s two top tips isn’t it?!

What’s the most outrageous fundraising event you have been involved in or heard of?

Not sure if it’s the most outrageous but the one that always makes me laugh is an ‘underwater javelin competition’- that is pure genius!

If you were on a desert island and you could have 3 items…

I’d want a boat, a compass and a water purifier, is that allowed?!

Thanks Matt!

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