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In loving memory of

Matthew John Martin

28/10/1985 - 13/11/2008

In memory of our beautiful 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 all ages and to patients currently undergoing cancer treatment. The Fund provides grants up to $5,000 and enables the recipient to make their dreams a reality - go on a holiday;climb the bridge;go to a concert;buy a computer etc.

Our aim is to give them a break from treatment (Time Out) and 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's Story
Matthew was diagnosed with melanoma at 20. He had had a wide circle of loyal friends and was deeply loved by his family. He was on the road to completing his apprenticeship which he loved. He was an all-round sportsman and represented Macarthur District in both cricket and soccer. Skateboarding was his favourite love.

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 holidays have been granted, including a trip to Europe.

On 13/11/2013 Matthew's Fund was officially recognised in Parliament. The Legislative Council with thanks to Charlie Lynn, Parliamentary Secretary for Veterans Affairs, officially acknowledged the Matthew Martin Time Out Trust Fund and WMRF. There will now remain a permanent record that Matthew Martin lived and generously contributed to his community.

Contact Lynette Martin 0437 597 932.

Donations

Louise Desira
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$20
Rod, Jenny & Family
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$100
In loving memory 10 years on......
MacGee Family
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$100
Happy 33rd Birthday Matt! Love from Pete, Lauren, Lucy & Hannah xxxx
Rod and Jenny Martin
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$100
With much love
Louise Desira
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$20
Tony
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$100
Always in our thoughts Happy birthday mate
MacGee Family
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$100
Thinking of you on your birthday, Matt. Love Pete, Lauren, Lucy & Hannah xxxx
DMS
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$2
Gunnar Weisskamp
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$5
Gunnar Weisskamp
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$5
MacGee Family
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$100
In memory of your birthday today, Matt. With love from Pete, Lauren, Lucy & Hannah xxxx
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$100
Lynette Martin
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$100
Happy 30th Birthday, Matt! Always in our thoughts. With love from Pete, Lauren, Lucy & Hannah xxxx
Tony
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$100
Always with us
Peter Macgee
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$75
Happy Birthday Matt, we miss you very much. Love your cousins Pete, Lauren, Lucy & Hannah MacGee xxx
Tony Whittle
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$100
Happy birthday ol mate
Louis Haslam
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$2,795
Thank you for looking after my son Dan.
Tony Whittle
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$100
Matt your never far from our hearts and mind.xxx
Daniel Foley
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$500
Louise Desira
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$50
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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$100
Happy birthday mate always thinking of you Tony,Julie,Brody,Tane,Kaden,xxx
Peter Macgee
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$75
Happy Birthday Matt! We love and miss you very much. Love from Pete, Lauren, Lucy & Hannah MacGee xxx
Shona Daniell
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$200
Mike French
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$2
Keep up the good work
Mike French
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$2
Best of luck with the fundraising. Fantastic cause.
P Bond
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$25
Vi Le
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$100
Lynette Martin
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$829
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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$20
This Fund is a wonderful way to support people with melanoma.
Heather Oxford
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$50
Even though I never knew him Matthew sounded like a great young man.
Louise Desira
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$50
I would like to support this Fund and help in any way.
Carole Jones
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$25
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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$230
'A star danced and under that you were born Matthew'. Donated from a school fund raiser & work colleagues.
Jenny Lowe
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$25
Anonymous
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$25
Dai Le
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$50
Maureen Whittle
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$100
So many things everyday to remind us of your absence. Love always Matthew. Maureen XXX
Tony Whittle
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$100
Judith Cavanagh
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$100
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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$100
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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$25
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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$50
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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$100
Donated in loving memory of our cherished son Daniel, aged 19 years.
Olivia Neville
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$25
Richard Feehely
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$50
Peter And Dianne Bond
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$100
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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$50
Scott Duncan
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$50
Richard Debbie Kemps
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$100
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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$50
Love from Daz and Tam!
Shane Perry
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$50
excellent cause Lyn and Chris hope it helps bring some smiles to these young kids love shaneo xox
Warren Jackson
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$50
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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$50
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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$25
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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$100
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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$200
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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$25
Hi Lyn. I know how important Matthew's "time out" meant to you and how passionate you are about supporting others.
Lynette Martin
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$10,000
Christopher Martin
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$5,000