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Fundraising Progress

Raised: $6703.23

Donations

  
Peter Macgee

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Peter Macgee $75.00 28-10-2014
Happy Birthday Matt, we miss you very much. Love your cousins Pete, Lauren, Lucy & Hannah MacGee xxx
Tony Whittle

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Tony Whittle $100.00 28-10-2013
Happy birthday ol mate
Louis Haslam

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Louis Haslam $2794.93 1 -8 -2013
Thank you for looking after my son Dan.
Tony Whittle

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Tony Whittle $100.00 16-3 -2013
Matt your never far from our hearts and mind.xxx
Daniel Foley

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Daniel Foley $500.00 3 -8 -2012
Louise Desira

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Louise Desira $50.00 27-11-2011
I am the shining star at night,When you awake in the morning light, I am the Love that guides your way
Tony Whittle

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Tony Whittle $100.00 28-10-2011
Happy birthday mate always thinking of you Tony,Julie,Brody,Tane,Kaden,xxx
Peter Macgee

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Peter Macgee $75.00 28-10-2011
Happy Birthday Matt! We love and miss you very much. Love from Pete, Lauren, Lucy & Hannah MacGee xxx
Mike French

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Mike French $2.00 12-5 -2011
Keep up the good work
Mike French

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Mike French $2.00 12-5 -2011
Best of luck with the fundraising. Fantastic cause.
P Bond

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P Bond $25.00 25-4 -2011
Vi Le

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Vi Le $100.00 9 -2 -2011
Lynette Martin

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Lynette Martin $829.30 30-12-2010
Donated with great love and hope that someone who never knew you Matthew, will be touched by your warmth and kindness. From all your friends & family who supported the Bunning's Fundraiser. Love Mum xxxx
Karen Gregory

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Karen Gregory $20.00 30-12-2010
This Fund is a wonderful way to support people with melanoma.
Heather Oxford

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Heather Oxford $50.00 30-12-2010
Even though I never knew him Matthew sounded like a great young man.
Louise Desira

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Louise Desira $50.00 30-12-2010
I would like to support this Fund and help in any way.
Carole Jones

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Carole Jones $25.00 17-12-2010
Donated in loving memory of my beautiful son Shaun and my amazing daughter Amy who are Matthew's mates in heaven.
Maureen Whittle

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Maureen Whittle $230.00 8 -12-2010
'A star danced and under that you were born Matthew'. Donated from a school fund raiser & work colleagues.
Jenny Lowe

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Jenny Lowe $25.00 12-11-2010
Anonymous

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Anonymous $25.00 11-11-2010
Dai Le

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Dai Le $50.00 10-11-2010
Maureen Whittle

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Maureen Whittle $100.00 2 -11-2010
So many things everyday to remind us of your absence. Love always Matthew. Maureen XXX
Tony Whittle

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Tony Whittle $100.00 28-10-2010
Judith Cavanagh

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Judith Cavanagh $100.00 15-10-2010
Brave woman Brave cause.I could not imagine losing my only son. Keep up the good work in Matt's memory. Judy
Rod And Jenny Martin

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Rod And Jenny Martin $100.00 9 -10-2010
In loving memory of Matt - 'we know that you're not far away because we think about you every day'.
Adrian Mcharg

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Adrian Mcharg $25.00 5 -10-2010
Your speech at Jay Allen's melanoma awareness night was ever so touching. I'm sorry for the loss of your friend and child. I look up to you for taking this step, in creating dreams for other young sufferers of deadly illnesses. Good luck with your quest!
Jeanette Bath

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Jeanette Bath $50.00 15-9 -2010
Mathew's story touched my heart. Lyn and I grieve together for our sons. Lyn is a special lady and I dont doubt Mathew was a special boy. Love Jeanette and Colin xxxx
Gabrielle Brydon

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Gabrielle Brydon $100.00 15-9 -2010
Donated in loving memory of our cherished son Daniel, aged 19 years.
Richard Feehely

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Richard Feehely $50.00 7 -9 -2010
Peter And Dianne Bond

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Peter And Dianne Bond $100.00 6 -9 -2010
This is a wonderful idea in memory of such a great young man. I often think of you, Matthew's parents.
Nicole Finch

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Nicole Finch $50.00 6 -9 -2010
Scott Duncan

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Scott Duncan $50.00 5 -9 -2010
Richard Debbie Kemps

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Richard Debbie Kemps $100.00 4 -9 -2010
This is a wonderful idea to help young people Lyn & Chris, Matt was a beautiful son and friend to our Darren. He will always be remembered by the Kemps Family. Richard, Debbie Rachael Darren Renee & Rhiannon. 2010
Darren Kemps

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Darren Kemps $50.00 3 -9 -2010
Love from Daz and Tam!
Shane Perry

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Shane Perry $50.00 3 -9 -2010
excellent cause Lyn and Chris hope it helps bring some smiles to these young kids love shaneo xox
Warren Jackson

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Warren Jackson $50.00 3 -9 -2010
Chris and Lynn - such a great cause in memory of such a great friend. Matt will never be forgotten
Amy Muir

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Amy Muir $50.00 3 -9 -2010
Hi Lyn & Chris, more than happy to donate to such a great cause. Hope you are both doing well :) xx
Geoff Foley

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Geoff Foley $25.00 31-8 -2010
We send our Love & congratulate you on your setting up a foundation which will go towards assisting youth whose needs are often not addressed adequately.
Gwen Thompson-Wellington

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Gwen Thompson-Wellington $100.00 12-8 -2010
Donated with love and the belief that we can all make a difference when we take action with our hearts. In memory of Matthew, from Gwen
Anonymous

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Anonymous $200.00 12-8 -2010
This is a wonderful idea. The purpose of this fund is such an apt way to esteem this particualr age group when they are living with this illness.
Joseph Herschel

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Joseph Herschel $25.00 11-8 -2010
Hi Lyn. I know how important Matthew's "time out" meant to you and how passionate you are about supporting others.
  • Matthew John Martin

    In Memoriam

    28/10/1985 - 13/11/2008

    In memory of our brave and generous son MATTHEW, Lyn & Chris Martin have established the Matthew Martin Time Out Trust Fund with Westmead Medical Research Foundation. The Fund is open to anyone between the ages of 0 to 24 years of age who is currently undergoing cancer treatment. The Fund provides grants up to $5,000 to enable the recipient to go on a holiday, climb the bridge, go to a concert, etc. Our aim is to give them a break from treatment (Time Out) from the enormous emotional journey they are travelling. It is like “Make a Wish Foundation’ but on a smaller scale.
    If you know of someone who can benefit from the Fund please let me know. Donations of course are always welcome.
    Matthew was diagnosed with melanoma at 20. He had had a wide circle of loyal friends and was deeply loved by his family. Matthew's motto throughout his illness was "Through Adversity To The Stars".

    Matthew's cancer returned in September 2008. Prior to this, Matthew had organised a trip to Cairns with his mates and, despite a series of tests, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy, he still desperately wanted to go.
    The young man who had struggled to get his luggage on the baggage trolley returned smiling, happy, and most of all with renewed spirit to fight his illness.

    Matthew never gave up hope, even when the melanoma had metastised and spread to his lungs, liver, brain and spine. Three weeks after his trip to Cairns, Matthew lost his battle with cancer.

    Donations to the Matthew Martin Time Out Trust Fund are tax deductible.

    FUND UPDATE So far several short holidays have been granted. The Fund has just sent a newly married couple to Europe to re-connect with their family. Contact Lyn Martin 0437 597 932.

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