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Let's get Matthew Home!!

Closed Cause page created in the Health category by Justine Bennett for "Matthew Bruce Williamson"


$26,926 donated

Given by 398 generous donors in 2 months

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Please help us to get our fantastic friend Matthew home to his family and the support he needs back in Wales. It will be deeply appreciated!

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Our loveable Welshie Matthew has been living the Kiwi dream, working and exploring New Zealand for the past 2 years - as well as spending much of that time pumping iron in the gym too! Although New Zealand is a far cry from his home in Wales, he holds this country close to his heart as it is where he has met the love of his life and together they have been living the life we all aspire as young avid backpackers from the UK.

Last week, on a regular Tuesday at work, Matt was climbing a fixed ladder before reaching the top and hitting his head on a hatch above. The impact knocked him unconscious and caused him to fall 4 metres onto the ground below, tragically severing his spinal cord. It is with great sadness to succumb to the realisation, and say the words, that the fall has now left Matt paralysed from the chest down. Matt is currently in hospital recovering, and awaits the all clear to enter a rehabilitation programme for a further 3 months. Once medically cleared, the cost will then be faced to fly Matt safely home to Wales with the necessary requirements and to be able to progress his recovery.

Being the fantastic bloke Matt is - he hasn't let this accident define him and has remained a positive attitude although having been faced with such an unfortunate accident. He has heaps of support from all of his friends in NZ and especially from his partner and number 1 fan, Justine. However, although we are all here for Matt, it is at times like this that the support and help from close family and friends is most important which is why we have created this page to ease the financial pressure Justine and Matt face at this difficult time to get him home to them.

It would be deeply appreciated if you could please help, in anyway you can, to get our boy Matthew back home to the UK. Anything above and beyond the cost of flying him back will be used to help with the expenses faced during the process which lies ahead.

Thank you all for your support and thoughts.

Use of funds

The funds will be used to get Matthew home with the care and support he needs, anything above and beyond will go to helping Matthew adjust to life once home.


Latest donations

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 26 Feb 2018

    Private

    Every little helps- Thinking of you Best wishes from all the family x

    Private

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 24 Jan 2018

    $20

    “Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” Mahatma Gandhi

    $20

  • Martin & Janet Buxton

    Martin & Janet Buxton on 15 Jan 2018

    $189

    Thinking of you Matthew.

    $189

  • Sarah and Maribelle

    Sarah and Maribelle on 12 Jan 2018

    $50

    $50

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 07 Jan 2018

    $10

    Best wishes

    $10

Page created by

Justine Bennett

Individual
Auckland

One of my best friends in New Zealand needs our help to get him home to his family so he can make a full recovery from his accident.

All funds raised benefit

Matthew Bruce Williamson

Funds will be paid to a verified bank account of Justine Bennett on behalf of Matthew Bruce Williamson.

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“You gots this Matthew. See you back in the motherland a-sap🐑 Sending all the love & wishing you a positive 2018 xxxx”
“All the very very best....Kia Kaha. Cheryl”
“Donation from a family friend, Helen Gregson. To help Matt home.”
“All the very best, Matthew. More people are thinking about you than you probably know.”
“Wishing you a safe trip home, hope this helps get you there.”
“All the best to you both justine and matt, thinking of you xx”
“Sending all our love and best wishes x”
“Wishing Matt only the best!”
“Come home for eye...”
“See you soon guys 😘”
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