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In pictures: Lincoln charity breaks £100,000 barrier

Breakthrough: Local charity raised over £100,000 in just four years since it was started.

A Lincolnshire charity has raised over £100,000 in just four years since it was started.

Matt’s Fund began in 2008, after Matthew Boulton, aged 24 from Welton, near Lincoln, died from Malignant Melanoma.

The money raised supports research into the disease carried out at Nottingham City Hospital’s molecular oncology unit.

The unique total was raised after the 4th annual Debenhams Fashion Show, which supports the charity.

It was held on Thursday, raising £1,850 from over 200 people.

Some of the fundraising events have included the Woodhall Spa 10k, quiz nights and a 190-mile cross-country walk by Matt’s uncle, Charles Boulton.

On average the disease claims the lives of 26 people in the Lincoln area each year, and it is hoped that one day a cure can be found for the disease, which was one of Matt’s dying wishes.

Photo highlights from the fashion show at Debenhams by Trevor Gibbs:

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