Support for Mac's family.

$12,995 donated
Given by 135 generous donors in around 6 months

This page is to support our Mum and Dad through the tragic loss of our little brother Mac.


The horrific car accident at Mangatainoka on Thursday 4th April claimed the life of our amazing little brother Macauley (Mac) Arnott, who was only 13 years old.

Mac would have been turning 14 on Friday 12 April, he was so excited and looking forward to their planned family trip on the weekend to Adrenaline Forrest to celebrate his birthday.

Mac was the youngest of seven and was adored by all his older brothers and sisters, and in return he also had endless love for all his family. Mac was a kind and gentle boy, with an eagerness to learn, he was interested in anything that was new to him, and had a curiosity that made him thrive.

Mac lived in Pahiatua enjoying farm life and had a great sense of adventure, loving to explore new things. His quirky sense of humour and amazing creativity & imagination are also things that we will all remember him for.

Mac’s hobbies included collecting rocks, drawing, playing squash and had a new found love for cricket. He played squash and cricket alongside his BMF (Best Mate Forever) Koben, who he was travelling to a squash game with at the time of the accident. The accident also left Koben in an induced coma with serious head injuries and killed Koben’s father Kevin.

Adjusting to life without Mac will be extremely hard for all our family, and also for Mac’s many many friends. Not a day will go by where he isn’t thought about, remembered, and missed.

Any funds raised from this will be put towards Mac's funeral expenses and any ongoing costs. Your help and support at this difficult time is greatly appreciated.

Kaitlyn & Bailey Holtham's involvement (page creator)

We are two of Macauley's (Mac) sisters, both of us were very close to Mac and we know that times ahead are going to be very tough for Mum and Dad especially. We want to help in any way that we can.

Use of funds

To help with Funeral expenses and to gather our family to support each other at this hard time and to farewell little Mac.

**Update on 9/4/2019-

ACC will be covering some of the cost of the funeral and the remainder will be used to pay the balance of the funeral and to assist family. A portion will also be used to provide support to the other family whose son is in starship hospital after the accident.

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Latest donations

Sandra Cannon
Sandra Cannon on 25 Apr 2019
So sorry for your loss Kaitlyn and family. Hope to see you and Hayden at the Lake next summer.
Dvke Squash club
Dvke Squash club on 24 Apr 2019
All our Aroha the Dvke Squash crew
Delwyn and Alistair
Delwyn and Alistair on 18 Apr 2019
We didn't know Mac but know that he was Kobens best mate. Mac has been in our hearts and minds and we will always think of him and your family. X
Bisset Honda, Pahiatua
Bisset Honda, Pahiatua on 18 Apr 2019
Our hearts go out to Mac's family during this very sad time. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help, either now or in the future.
Roland and Marie Laird
Roland and Marie Laird on 17 Apr 2019
We are Kevin's aunt and uncle in Canada. We are so sorry for your loss.

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Created by Kaitlyn & Bailey Holtham, paying to a verified bank account of Kaitlyn Holtham on behalf of Macauley’s Family
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This campaign started on 6 Apr 2019 and ended on 6 Oct 2019.