Matthew took time off from the campaign trail to chat to local volunteers taking part in Mitzvah Day in Mill Hill.
Local residents and religious leaders participated and exchanged a range of ideas on how to help people in the area. One idea discussed was to ask for donations of food and clothing after Christmas and Chanukah as demand tends to be higher in January following the festive season.
Matthew said: “I have taken part in Mitzvah Day for many years and I didn't want to miss this one because of the General Election. It is a great initiative that is evidence of the Big Society created by David Cameron and it was fantastic that it was so well supported. Mitzvahs help many members of the local community, particularly in areas where the Government and local council are not able to assist.”