Marcel Syron - Immediate Care and Travel Home Fund

$36,455 of $200,000 goal
Given by 279 generous donors in 12 weeks

Marcel has had a serious accident in Panama and will require funds for his immediate care and transportation back to New Zealand


Our beloved friend, son, brother, and family member Marcel Syron has had a terrible accident in Panama.

After intrepidly sailing his yacht through the Mediterranean, across the Atlantic and around the Caribbean, he has had a significant and serious accident.

Marcel Syron was critically injured in an accident on the 26th of March, 2023. Marcel suffered spinal injuries and is on the long road to recovery. Please show your support to Marcel by donating to his cause.

Marcel is currently in the Intensive Care Unit at a hospital in Panama, and is expected to spend the next 2-3 months there.

Your donations will help assist with costs related to Marcels road to recovery

This is Marcel's Instagram page, which documents the incredible sailing adventure he has been on:

Many thanks,

Ray Calver [on behalf of all of Marcel's friends and family]

Ray Calver's involvement (page creator)

I'm a friend of Marcel. Keith Syron is Marcel's cousin and nominated representative of Marcel's family to receives fund of his/their behalf.

Use of funds

All money raised will be used exclusively to pay for Marcel's immediate costs while in Panama and for his transportation back to New Zealand

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Latest update

Update on Marcel  15 September 2023

Hi Team

Thought I would post an article on Marcel and provide a further update

Marcel has now been at Middlemore for around 6 weeks and is making progress.

I am with Marcel now and these are his words -

"Hello team. I'm finding it difficult to find the words to express my gratitude to you all for bringing me home. It has and will be some of the most challenging times of my life, certainly a journey made possible with your help. As tough as it may have been I'm optimistic about the future and have entertained myself with daydreams of the good times ahead, projects and dreams. Lots and lots of love, Marcel"

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Latest donations

Melanie on 04 Jul 2023
Donation from my 8 year old son
Ray Calver

Melanie, please thank your son for his donation. It is very much appreciated!

Ray Calver
Finnegan on 04 Jul 2023
Ray Calver

Thank you Finnegan, really appreciate your donation

Ray Calver
Martin on 02 Jul 2023
Thinking of you all at this time and all fingers are crossed for Marcel’s recovery, giant hugs, Marty & Rochana xoxo
Ray Calver

Thanks Marty and Rochana, really appreciate your donation and support

Ray Calver
Hamish on 01 Jul 2023
Ray Calver

Thanks Hamish, much appreciated

Ray Calver
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Guest Donor on 01 Jul 2023
Ray Calver

Thank you for your donation!

Ray Calver

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Created by Ray Calver
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Paying to a verified bank account of Keith Syron on behalf of Marcel Syron and his family
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This campaign started on 6 Apr 2023 and ended on 5 Jul 2023.