22year old Harlow Philanthropist Matthew C. Martino nominated for a YOPEY

PUBLISHED: 00:32 04 July 2020

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22year old Harlow Philanthropist Matthew C. Martino nominated for a YOPEY A young Harlow entrepreneur for whom success and wealth came early has set up a charitable trust to help other young people. Now Matthew C. Martino, who went off the rails for a time, is in an Essex-wide competition for young positive role models who ‘give to others’. The 22-year-old has been nominated for the Essex Young People of the Year Awards or ‘YOPEYs’ – Oscars for young people who ‘give to others’. Martino who is a film executive, entrepreneur and philanthropist was nominated for being a positive role model for young people and founding his international charity MMBF Trust which provides grants and sponsors young people, actors and filmmakers. He donated a £50,000 endowment to the founding of the charity in 2014. Young animator Daisy Jacobs won the Matthew Martino Rising Star Award at Colchester Film Festival last year. She said: “I am glad Matthew has been nominated for Essex Young Person of the Year - I wish him the best of luck with it.” She put the £250 prize towards her next animation. YOPEY was founded by former national newspaper journalist Tony Gearing, who said about Matthew “Many rich people do not take giving to charity seriously until their twilight years. The fact that Matthew is doing it so young makes him a stand-out success in more ways than one.” YOPEY has been praised by national leaders. Prime Minister David Cameron said YOPEY entries show determination and “resolve to make a difference”. Sources: http:youngpeopleoftheyear.orgsubsite.php?site=essex%2715&page=featuredentries https:en.wikipedia.orgwikiMatthew_C_Martino


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