Matthew Gough

22 April, 2015

A YOUNG fund-raiser is hoping to spread the word and increase public knowledge of his incurable condition by selling wristbands.

Matthew Gough, from Lowton, is selling the popular rubber bands to raise awareness of Interstitial Cystitis (IC), with the proceeds being split between the Cob Foundation, a research-funding charity, and the Bladder and Bowel Foundation.

University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) sport and exercise psychology student Matthew is also getting in the saddle to ride the 130 miles of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal for charity in June. Matthew, of Tarnway, is no stranger to charity fund-raising, having run from coast to coast last year, but says he still wants to raise money to fund more research into IC, which causes chronic inflammation of the bladder.

Matthew, 20, said: “I will not stop until I have spread the word significantly about IC and also improved treatment and eventually found a cure.



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