Former Birmingham and Solihull Bees player raises funds for Matt Gallagher Foundation in support of MND - The Solihull Observer

Former Birmingham and Solihull Bees player raises funds for Matt Gallagher Foundation in support of MND

Solihull Editorial 28th Mar, 2024 Updated: 28th Mar, 2024   0

FORMER Birmingham and Solihull Bees RFC player Steve Hartley has raised over £1,000 for the Matt Gallagher Foundation.

Steve and Matt both used to play for Bees with the latter diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND) in October last year.

Matt set up his own foundation to raise awareness of MND and to raise much-needed funds for people living with the terminal illness in the West Midlands.

And his friend Steve, known as ‘Mav’ to his friends, raised more than £1,000 for the foundation after completing a lap-a-day around Tudor Grange running track.

Steve finds it incredibly hard to walk more than 500 to 600 yards at a time without feeling severe pain in his right knee/leg.

A group of friends including Matt and his daughter Hollie-Mae joined Steve on his final day around the track to complete the 3km distance.




Steve wanted to do his bit for the foundation due to not being able to take part in ‘Matt’s Run’ which takes place on Saturday, April 6 at Silhillians Sports Club.

Matt’s Run comprises a 3km run or walk with everyone welcome. Registration is from 12pm to 12.45pm with the run to start at 1pm and the walk to begin at 1.30pm.


To take on the course, the entrance fee is £10 for adults, £5 for under-11’s and £5 for OAP’s while every entrant will receive a raffle ticket.

All proceeds will go towards helping people living with motor neurone disease.

Food and drink, entertainment, face painting and raffle prizes are all available on the day.

To register for the run/walk click HERE

For more information and to donate, visit: www.gofundme.com/f/the-matt-gallagher-foundation

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