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Matt Makes Wishes Come True

Crewe man, Matt Reen, is always up for a challenge and well-known for his kind heart. He works for local family business, Swansway Motor Group as a Fleet Sales Exec and often takes on the role of Santa for the business, given his 6ft 5in height and happy personality he makes a great one.


It was while in his Santa role that Matt found his next adventure, helping out local charity, Wishing Well; SEN Young People Service lead, Jan Melia takes up the story, “Wishing Well’s mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of local people by providing a wide range of service and as SEN Young Peoples lead I’ve been working with Swansway for 2 years, nurturing our relationship and ongoing development of a community partnership agreement. Swansway embrace corporate social responsibility and for us this means they’re fully committed in supporting Wishing Well”.


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 “We wanted to take nine young people on our first ever outdoors adventure break to St Asaph, but, needed a male volunteer, as we have a mixed group. Then Matt came along to our Christmas lunch, our young people loved bis infectious energy and fun, so I asked if he would join us on our residential trip and he said yes, which meant the adventure was on"!


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 Matt to gain both first aid and safeguarding qualifications, completed his DBS check and last week headed off with Jan and her group as Matt explains, "When I met this wonderful group at Christmas I just had so much fun with them all, so, when Jan asked if I could help out, I didn't hesitate. I’ve got to know them during the last 6 months and met their parents too. I've had an amazing time supporting these young people and I can't express just how rewarding it is. Yes, it's hard work and it's challenging, but it was so worthwhile. I wouldn't hesitate to volunteer again".


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 While the group were in St Asaph, they built a raft, sailed it down the river, took part in kayaking, archery, bushcraft and many more activities, they had a wonderful experience, none of which would have been possible without Matt.


Jan added, “Our residential wouldn’t have been possible if it wasn’t for Matt and Swansway, so, we owe them a huge than you for making this possible”.

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