Matt White first became involved with the charity in 2009 when his son Felix was diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma.

The family were treated at the Royal Marsden in Sutton before going on to Germany for antibody treatment and, when Felix relapsed, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for therapy as part of a clinical trial. Sadly, Felix passed away in 2011.

Four years later in 2015, Matt became a Trustee of the charity. He lives in Brighton with his wife, Colleen, and their three other children. He works as a Management Consultant, and in his spare time volunteers for the Samaritans. He also does triathlons and open-water swimming, none of which he’s particularly good at but it gets him out of the house (he tells us)!

“This charity means a great deal to me and always will. It was always there just when we needed it, giving our family support, educating us on potential paths to take and paving the way for potentially life-saving treatment for Felix. I want to help ensure that other families who face this terrible disease can have the same access to the brilliant support from Solving Kids' Cancer that we did.

Despite what eventually happened to our beautiful boy, I have never given up hope, and never will.

As a Trustee, my focus is to support the charity’s strategic clarity and its ability to raise much needed operational funds. We have a brilliant team doing incredibly important work and it’s critical that we raise and sustain enough finance year on year to help this continue.”