Matthew Leyland


The Freya Foundation
Welcome to The Freya Foundation. Our aim is to raise awareness for the condition PDH, Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Deficiency. . As Freya's parents we had no knowledge of this condition and we were left to find out information on our own. this is why we have set up The Freya Foundation. The Freya Foundation mission is to give information and advice about the condition. Together working with doctors and medical specialists we hope to find out more about PDH including the diagnosis, the different treatments and managing the condition Thank you Dave, Kelly and Freya
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Matthew Leylands Freya Foundation Pru 46

Matthew Leyland

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Hi, thank you for visiting my page.  I am cycling in the Prudential Ride London – Surrey on Sunday 30th July.  The ride comprises a spectacular 46-mile route on traffic-free roads, beginning at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London travelling through London and finishing in the Mall. 

I am fundraising for the Freya foundation, a charity started by the family of a little girl called Freya who has a condition called Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Deficiency (PHD).

I chose this charity as my friends daughter Ellie has the same condition.

Ellie is 5 years old and her brain is lacking the enzyme (pyruvate) which coverts glucose into energy.

This condition affects children differently, but causes symptoms such as muscle weakness, difficulty swallowing, developmental delay, structural brain problems and often early death. The future can't be predicted for these children, but dietary changes and various therapies can help to cope with the symptoms.

One of the problems we face with this condition, is due to such little awareness, it is difficult to get research started as it costs thousands, and hence I am trying to raise funds for them.

Those who have met Ellie know that she is a gorgeous, happy, intelligent little girl who just wants to learn, explore, love and have fun (oh, and watch Peppa Pig!!) and I know that my family and friends would all help if they could, so I am asking for your help, please help us raise money and awareness by sponsoring me for this event.

For more information about the Freya foundation please see or their Facebook page


Recent donors

30.07.17 Amazing work - well done!!

30.07.17 Good luck Matt love Natalie, John and Oliver xxx

29.07.17 Good Luck Matthew... Eille is very dear to us ..Thank you for choosing this charity ... Good luck xxx

28.07.17 Now you've passed your test you should drive it, would be much easier! Good, luck have fun and have fun. Sean and Liz. xx

28.07.17 We know you will do it. Proud of you love Nana and Grandad xx

23.07.17 Good luck Matt. So proud of you, love Auntie Suzie, Uncle Duane, Kaleisha, Michaela, Shannon and Luke xxx

23.07.17 Good luck Matthew

23.07.17 Good Luck x x

18.07.17 Good luck Matthew x

15.07.17 Best of luck with it :)

13.07.17 Thank you so much!

13.07.17 Great cause. Enjoy the ride.

13.07.17 Good Luck Matthew x

13.07.17 Good luck son, we know you can do it. Sponsoring you one pound for every mile all for a great cause. Now you need to up your training. Love Mum, Dad and Adam.


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Becky and Ricky
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