Matt's Story

Matt started volunteering at the Gateway, in Matson, four years ago because he wanted to help the community he lived in.  He cooked breakfasts at the café and helped people fill in forms.  During the lockdown Matt started broadcasting an online radio station from his flat.  Now he is employed by the charity for nine hours a week as a Community Connector, using his local knowledge and contacts.  He’s currently helping set up Radio Matson, a hyper-local station which will bring music, news and chat to the area.



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