A remarkable and truly inspiring young man is looking forward to his future as he bravely battles brain cancer.

Matthew Pullan is currently studying A-levels in Business Studies, English Language and History at Bury College and has remained committed to his studies throughout his cancer treatment.

Matthew, who is 18 years old, was diagnosed with an ependymoma brain tumour when he was just three years old. The tumour was successfully operated on and Matthew underwent radiotherapy treatment. However, in June 2020, another tumour was detected and Matthew had to undergo further brain surgery as well as radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

The former Hazel Wood High School pupil has worked hard to remain positive throughout his treatment and has been supported by his identical twin brother Alex who have together raised an incredible £15,000 for Brain Tumour Research through running.

The Bury College community is now coming together on March 26th for Wear A Hat Day, a national event which will raise money and awareness for Brain Tumour Research.

Matthew, who lives in Bury said, “I am really pleased that the College is supporting Wear A Hat Day and staff and students will be wearing their hats and making a donation to the charity. Once I have finished my Bury College studies I want to go to Keele University to study Business and Marketing Management and I want to show anyone else who is undergoing cancer treatment that if I can get through it and achieve my goals then they can too.”