Tributes Paid To Brave Weymouth Cancer Sufferer
7:12am 11th August 2014
Staff at a Weymouth charity shop are paying tribute to a 26-year-old local man who's died from a brain tumour.
Matthew Hoskins from Weymouth helped out in the town's CLIC Sargent shop, raising money for the charity while he was seriously ill himself.
Matthew passed away last Friday (1st August) and Tracey Stagg, manager of the CLIC Sargent in St Thomas Street has contacted Wessex FM to pay her respects to him.
Tracey told us Matthew chose to work at CLIC Sargent because the charity specifically helps young people with cancer, "CLIC Sargent had supported him through his treatment and when he was well enough, he wasn't able to go and do paid work, and he actually decided he was going to come and work with CLIC Sargent, just to repay what we had done to help him."
Tracey says he made a huge difference to the store, "I just want to say how grateful we were to have him in our lives. He was a hairdresser by trade and he had that artistic streak in him and he was absolutely fabulous to work with and he always made us laugh. Just to everybody who works here it just brought home how much we... we need people like Matt in the shop."
"He was an inspiration to us all, and our thoughts go to his friends and family."
Matthew's funeral is being held this afternoon at All Saints Church in Wyke Regis.