Help Support Matt Scotts Road to Recovery

$66,100 donated
Given by 575 generous donors in 5 weeks

A page to help ensure Matt receives the best care to aid his recovery.


In the blink of an eye life can change just like that.

On Sunday the 18th of Feb 2024, Matt was living his best life riding the waves of the Mangawhai Heads Bar. Matt a frequent experienced local surfer and lifeguard, who has been involved with many rescues and knows the beach well. Became the subject of a major rescue himself, suffering a serious spinal injury. With a strong family history associated with the Mangawhai Heads Surf Club it’s fortunate some of his fellow lifeguards and surfers were there to perform an outstanding rescue.

Matt an independent 32 year old guy is now recovering in Middlemore Hospital. While we are unsure of what his future holds we know his road to health is going to be long and hard.

We need your help to ensure he gets the best rehab, gear and care that he needs to make the best recovery possible. The Scott family would like to thank everyone for all the support over the last week.

Lisa Young's involvement (page creator)

Matt is a frequent flyer to my family home in Mangawhai , a very good friend to us all. We all love Matt to bits and want him to have the best chance possible. Any help will be greatly appreciated!

Use of funds

This money will be used to purchase any equipment or therapy needed to ensure Matt can recover to the best of his ability. Funds will be released to his mother Charlotte who will be his main caregiver during his recovery. The Scott family want everyone to know any money not used will be donated to the Mangawhai Heads Surf Club .

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Latest update

Update !   26 March 2024

Wow what an incredible effort ! Thank you to everyone who has donated and for all the support you have given. Matt is progressing amazingly well at the spinal unit, it’s a long game and he’s surprising us all with little mile stones daily!

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Latest donations

Mary and Grant
Mary and Grant on 31 Mar 2024
Steve on 30 Mar 2024
All the best Matt.
Vaughan on 30 Mar 2024
Dig deep mate. Thanks for the coffee!
Sue on 30 Mar 2024
I’m so proud of your Mum. She’s the best. Looking forward to seeing you soon
Deborah on 30 Mar 2024
Wishing you all the best for your recovery

Who's involved?

Lisa Young's avatar
Created by Lisa Young
Charlotte Scott's avatar
Paying to a verified bank account of Charlotte Scott on behalf of Matt Scott
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This campaign started on 22 Feb 2024 and ended on 31 Mar 2024.