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Nathan says thank you to the Robins fans

18 September 2019

Cheltenham Town fan, volunteer and Robins Trust member Nathan Mattick joined Robins fans before Tuesday's win over Bradford City to celebrate and say thank you to the supporters who helped support the purchase of his new electric wheelchair.

Popular fan Nathan, who is Britain’s first wheelchair-using FA-qualified football referee, started a fundraising campaign on Crowdfunder in June to raise the £8,900 required for him to fund a new chair.

Nathan has cerebal palsy and his previous chair was on the brink of a permanent breakdown.

With support from Robins fans, online donations and organisations such as the Gloucestershire FA, he successfully reached his target and last week took delivery of his new chair which made an appearance for the win over Bradford.

Supporters joined Nathan outside the stadium to celebrate and also appeared on the big screen at half time with a video message to thanks fans.

"I wanted to say thank you to everyone who donated online and at the Leicester game," Nathan said. "On Friday I received my new wheels, which I'm very grateful for.

"Now I'm here with my brand new electric wheelchair and looking forward to seeing you all at some point. Thanks very much again."

Thank you to everyone who helped make a donation towards Nathan's new chair and we are delighted to know he will be able to join us at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium with his 'new wheels' to carry on with his fantastic support of the football club.

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