Matt’s Respite Retreats

Offering respite breaks in Weymouth for those affected by cancer

Matt’s Respite Retreats are a registered charity set up to offer respite breaks for those affected by cancer.

Matt’s Respite Retreats offer three and four night breaks at a Haven site called Weymouth Bay Holiday Park.

Respite Breaks

One of our goals is to ensure that those affected by cancer can have a short break.

Matt’s Story

“On 20th September 2010, aged 38 I was diagnosed with bowel cancer with secondary to the liver.”

Make a difference

Your support will make a major difference in the lives of so many who are in need of help.

Who are we & why we do this

Mel lost her husband Matt in 2014 eight days before their daughter was born after he had battled for four long years against bowel cancer. They were lucky enough to be sent on holiday three or four times at no cost to them. The difference it made just to get a break from treatment and the reality of living with a diagnosis was what kept them going and fighting. Mel has purchased a caravan on the Haven Weymouth Bay site to provide short breaks for families.