Matt starts dry month in his mum’s memory

Matthew in action for Walsden
Matthew in action for Walsden

Well-known Walsden cricketer Matthew Dawson is staying off any booze during January to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

Matthew, who runs The Cricket Asylum in Sowerby Bridge, is taking up the Dryathon challenge this month in memory of his mum, Pamela, who died just over four years ago.

Matthew says: “This means giving up all forms of alcohol for the whole month, so no red wine or real ale for me!

“Having previously jumped out of a plane for the Springhill Hospice charity, I’m feeling this will be a much greater test!

“If you could spare the time and a few pounds, then please donate on my just giving page. Or if you feel you could use an alcohol free month yourself, then join my fundraising team and ask your friends and family to donate. Everybody is welcome to join!

“We all know someone who has been affected by Cancer, so we should all give a little in the fight against this awful disease.”

Matthew says to donate or join his team, visit

He added that an easy way to donate is to text ‘RMGD66 £5’ to 70070 or alternatively search Matthew Dawson on