How To Help

How will the Trust be funded?

The Matthew Elvidge Trust (TMET) was started with an initial lump sum gift and we have now raised over £340,000. We will ensure that the Trust's objectives are sustained through regular fundraising events and support. We hope that you will want to support our work and there are a number of different ways of providing help.

Funding policy

The Trust is funded by generous donations from supporters and 100% of the money raised is used directly to support our selected projects and activities. All administration and running costs are fully covered by the family. 

The Trust gives priority to proposals, which are focused on increasing awareness and reducing the stigma of depression in young people, equipping and training people who are best placed to identify those at risk and encouraging and helping young people to ask for and receive the right professional help.

Raising funds through Events

All of our projects are entirely funded through the generosity of our supporters and we would love you to organise an event in support of the Trust. Some examples of activities are:
Past Events                                                                                             

  • Climbing Kilimanjaro in January 2010                                  
  • A cross channel swim relay in August 2010                        
  • A 1,000 mile round Great Britain cycle ride in August 2010
  • Cricket Match September 2011
  • Fleet Pre-London Half Marathon -  March 2010, 2011 
  • Edinburgh Young Professional Ball - December 2011


  • Fleet Pre-London Half Marathon - March 2012
  • Great North Swim June 2012
  • St Albans Half Marathon June 2012
  • Isle of Man 24hr 85mile walk - June 2012
  • Hartley Wintney Festival - June 2012
  • London to Paris Cycle - June 2012
  • Hartley Wintney Pram Race - September 2012


  • Fleet Half Marathon - Sunday March 17th 2013 
  • Paris Marathon - Sunday April 7th 2013
  • Greater Manchester Marathon - April 28th 2013
  • Gig by Nathan Davis and the September Project at the Royal Oak, Yateley - June 28th 2013
  • Great Scottish Swim - August 24th 2013
  • Malle, Belgium to Hartley Wintney Cycle - August 23rd to 26th 2013
  • Paul Gibbons running the New Forest Marathon on September 22nd 2013
  • Hartley Wintney Pram Race September 28th 2013
  • The Grammar School at Leeds Big Band Concert October 10th 2013
  • Clemmie Proctor ran the New York Marathon November 3rd 2013
  • Fleet Half Marathon - Sunday March 16th 2014
  • North Hants Golf Club Charity of the Year 2012/13


  • Angell Trio Concert at Victoria Hall Hartley Wintney March 26th 2014
  • Matthew Ogg running the Paris Marathon on April 6th 2014
  • Nicholas Elvidge and Alex Warnakulasuriya cycled the L'Etape du Tour on July 20th 2014 - an amateur race held over Stage 18 of this year's Tour de France… covering the full 148km and following the exact route that will be tackled by the pros
  • Emma Bisley running the Warrington Half Marathon on Sunday September 21st 2014
  • Sally White running the New York City Marathon on November 2nd 2014


  • James Lovick and Friends on the Rickshaw Run - 2,500kms across India - January 2015
  • a generous donation from Lloyds Banking Group in February 2015
  • Brooks Fleet Half Marathon Sunday March 22nd 2015
  • The Chichester Family climbing Kilimanjaro June 2015
  • Mid Summer Opera Evening, Hartley Wintney - Monday June 29th 2015
  • Jamie Pickard, Rory Simon and Susie cycling from Geneva to  Nice from September 12th to 15th 2015
  • The Brown family running the Marathon du Medoc in memory of William on September 12th 2015


  • Andrew Brown cycling 2,000 km from Cape Regina to Bluff, New Zealand from December 23rd 2015 - January 3rd 2016
  • Brooks Fleet Half Marathon Sunday March 20th 2016
  • Jess Simmonds and Kate Pulford running the Paris Marathon on April 3rd 2016
  • Auction prize at Mental Health Foundation Ball - May 6th 2016
  • Ben Street running the Madrid Marathon on April 24th 2016
  • Becky Kirby and Rob cycling from London to Brighton on June 19th
  • Marcus Kilgour and Danny Wilde driving the Mongolia Rally in July 2016 - 20,000 miles in 10 weeks
  • Charity of the Year for Property Week Student Accommodation Awards Dinner - December 2016


  • Ed Andrews 30th birthday celebrations on March 11th…. raising awareneess and funds for the Trust
  • Douglas Elvidge, James Crossland and six friends running the Barcelona Marathon on March 12th 2017
  • Family and friends running the Fleet Half Marathon on March 19th 2017
  • Charity of the Year for M&S Fleet
  • Matt Pexton and Alice Jackson competing in the Great North Run - September 10th
  • Robert Rayner competing in the Thames Path Challenge over the weekend of Septmber 9/10th

Future events

Making a Donation

  • Virgin Money Giving

    If you would like to make a donation, the easiest way is through our Virgin Money Giving site.

  • Cheques and Gift Aid

    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 - 30% higher rate relief, depending whether you pay tax at 40% or 50%.

  • 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.

Thank you so much for supporting The Matthew Elvidge Trust