Sing your heart out and get involved in the races in Wimblington to help raise money to buy a dad a robotic leg

A Go Fund Me page has been set up for Matthew Smith by his friend Shawn Hudson

A Go Fund Me page has been set up for Matthew Smith by his friend Shawn Hudson - Credit: Archant

A karaoke, race night and auction is at the Anchor Inn in Wimblington to help raise money to buy a robotic leg for a local dad.

Matthew Smith, who still battles to work as a builder despite his pain, hopes he can raise enough to eventually replace his NHS prosthetic leg.

His friend Shawn Hudson set up a Go Fund Me page in a bid to raise around £30,000 to buy him a state of the art limb that uses sophisticated sensors to help him better manage stairs and uneven surfaces.

Matthew, of Wisbech St Mary, works as a builder for Sanctuary Housing where he carries out maintenance to the housing stock including plastering ceilings.

He had his amputated following a crash ten years ago.


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His friend Shawn said: “Matthew especially struggles with the knee joint on his current leg. I have so much respect for the man, after his accident he went straight back to the job he was doing. He deserves a bit of help.”

The charity night is at the Anchor Inn on Saturday January 28 at 7.30pm. All welcome.

Visit his GoFundMe page to donate.

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