Matthews' eight closest friends at Newcastle Uni cycling "1,000 miles for Matt' around the UK in August 2010, raising the first £30,000 for the Trust.

Get Involved

We would love you to be involved in the work of the Trust and there are a number of different ways including:

Having the right conversations and building awareness

One of the most important aspects of our work is to raise awareness about the importance of wellbeing and good mental health and help people to understand:

We encourage all our supporters and everyone visiting this website to start a conversation about wellbeing and mental health in their school, college, university or workplace and to contact us for further advice.

Here are some other practical ways to support us.


The Matthew Elvidge Trust has now raised over £450,000 through the generous involvement of so many, many friends and supporters

We would love you to organise a fundraising event, whether it's a local half marathon or organising a cake day at work . Do please contact us to discuss your plans.

100% of the money raised is used directly to support our selected projects and activities. 100% of administration and running costs are fully covered by the family.

Charity of the Year

We are really grateful to organisations who make us charity of the year, which helps to raise awareness and support our work. Please contact us to discuss further.

Requesting Grants

The Matthew Elvidge Trust was founded in 2010 and our original Vision was to run the Trust for five years. However, our generous donors continued to raise funds for our work and so we have progressed our activity in a wide variety of areas for fourteen years.

We have now reached the stage where funds are limited and have therefore decided to continue supporting the organisations that we current fund and not increase our reach. We are therefore sorry to say that we will not be able to consider any new grants now.

As we move into this new stage of the Trust, thank you to everyone who has raised funds and supported our work over the years.

Making a Donation

There are a number of way to support our work through donations.

BACS Transfer, Cheques and Gift Aid

We welcome donations via BACS transfer (please contact us for details) or, alternatively, please send a cheque payable to “The Matthew Elvidge Trust” to the following address: Hamish Elvidge, Arrow Lane House, Arrow Lane, Hartley Wintney, Hampshire, RG27 8LR.

If you are a tax payer, please consider downloading and completing our Gift Aid Form and sending this with the donation. This enables us to reclaim a further 25% from the Government and, if you are a higher rate tax payer, gives you the opportunity to reclaim a further 20 - 25% higher rate relief, depending whether you pay tax at 40% or 45%.

Regular donations

If you would like to make a regular donation, please download and print our Bankers Order Form, which gives full details for completion.

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