British Citizen Award nod for Essex philanthropist

Matthew C. Martino the 23year old ‘philanthropy royalty’ has been honoured for his unwavering willingness to give to other, Following on from his Essex Young Person Of The Year award in 2015 the MMBF Trust founder isn’t showing signs of slowing down as he was handed a Certificate of Merit by the British Citizen Awards for his services to the community and his vast charity work.

Every day all of our lives are shaped by individuals doing great things – often behind the scenes, or away from the glare of publicity. People are the key to making our society and communities the special places that they are. The British Citizen Award aims to credit individuals from all walks of life who are making a lasting impact locally or nationally.


Martino hasn’t been reached for comment as yet however his management issued a statement saying ‘We are very much proud of Matthew on his latest achievement, its been a very challenging year for him and little gestures such as these help to keep him focused and motivated’

Given that there is no young lady in Martino’s life the Zimbabwean born star has dedicated the award to his mum, he told ‘I love my mum, she is my rock – she actually stops me on the frontline from making foolish decisions.’ Martino’s mum is rumoured to be the driving force behind most significant decisions the Lets Fly author makes, she has been a strong opponent to his alleged ‘political career’.

Martino is most prominent for founding international charity MMBF Trust with his life savings in the form of a £50,000 endowment back in 2013, he hasn’t looked back since then donating most of his earnings and profits to charities around the world.


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