Family’s hospital donation after teen’s heart attack death
PUBLISHED: 19:30 18 June 2012 | UPDATED: 08:59 19 June 2012
MORE than £5,000 was donated to the Bristol Children’s Hospital after a charity gig held in memory of a Weston teenager who died of a heart attack.
Matthew Thompson was 18 when he suffered the attack on May 2, 2007 after taking his driving test.
He had been treated at Bristol Children’s Hospital for a rare heart condition, and his parents and brother organised A Band Day Out, a one-day musical extravaganza at Kewstoke Village Hall on May 5, to raise money for the hospital.
This week his parents Lyn and Paul and younger brother Daniel, who played at the gig with band Nine Lights, presented the hospital with a cheque for £5,400.