Mat James Van and tools replacement


As many of you would have already seen on the news, recently nantgarw and a lot of the South Wales Valley has been hit by recent flash floods causing total devistation for residents and Buisness owners alike.

One of these Buisness owners is my husband Mathew James or Sas to those that know him,  these floods have wiped out his business, he has lost all his company related belongings, including his van stock, his tools and the van itself. We have estimated that he has lost over £5,000  in stock and about £8,000 in power tools. His van insurance will not pay out for the tools as they don't cover flood damage which is leaving Mat in a right mess, along with no deposit to get another van. He purchased the van approximately 4 years ago for just under £30,000 and has now lost all equity and without the means to start again.

Being self employed  and the main earner of our family Mat not only has to face the upset of starting again but also the added stress and worries of how he will support his young family over the coming months. We both work for the company and have no other means of income. With this in mind I am asking you all if you can help raise some money to help Mat get back up and running so he can continue to support our family and serve the heating and plumbing needs of the wider community. Any small donation will be greatly appreciated along with sharing to your friends and communities.

In the days following the floods Mat has been out in the community helping people disconnect cookers, fires, boilers and also making safe of water mains to stop further damage, he's been doing this free of charge to the area of nantgarw to help out his friends, family and community. 

Mat has had a very hard few years and I'm not sure how much bad luck one guy can take, for example in June 2015 he was involved in the tunisia terror attacks and got shot several times by a terrorist whilst protecting me. He had a long road to recovery after this incident and has only recently been able to return to full time work and carrying out the physically challenging jobs that he used to do on a daily basis. Mat is still in constant physical and mental pain following the injuries he sustained but despite that chose to build his Buisness back up and return to work to support his family.

Please see link below for more details:

A true hero, My hero!
Lets help Mat replace what he's lost and give him a helping hand to build his buisness back up for the second time in a short few years.
The funds will go directly to Mathew, which will enable him to put a deposit down on a new vehicle and replace some tools that are essential  for him to return to work.

thanks for taking the time to read - Saera (Mats Wife) 


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Saera Wilson 
Pontypridd, Wales, United Kingdom
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