Matthew Parke's Memorial Fundraiser

Matthew Parke, “Mattie“ or “Matt” to his family and friends tragically lost his young life aged just 19 on Sunday 16th August 2020 together with three of his friends in an horrific car accident in Derry Hill near Calne. His family are not only utterly devastated by the loss of their beautiful precious boy but are also heartbroken for the families of the other three young men and the unbearable pain they too must be feeling as life for everyone involved will never be the same again.

To quote his mom:

“Mattie was a very happy boy - he woke up every day with a smile on his face. He was never sad. He was enthusiastic about everything in life, full of energy, confident and outgoing. He always had somewhere to go, somewhere to be, someone to see. He also had a wicked sense of humour.

He was extremely sociable and loved going out with his very wide circle of friends - they meant so much to him and he loved them as if they were his family.

He played hard and worked hard. We were so proud of the fact that he really focussed on his studies and always did his very best. He achieved 10 GCSEs and 3 'A' Levels. After completing his 'A' Levels last summer, he went to Swansea University to start his degree in Business Management. He had a ball and made even more good friends. He was excited that he was due to be returning to Swansea at the beginning of September and had already got a house lined up that he was going to be sharing with seven of his University friends.

His life may have been short - he was just 19 years old - but he packed so much into those years he really did.”

This fundraising page has been created by a close friend and neighbour to help raise funds to enable his parents, brother, family and friends to create a permanent memorial in Mattie’s honour.

I would like to thank you for any contribution you feel you could make as it would really help make a difference for them all.

Mattie whilst you will always be missed, you will be with us in our memories and close to our hearts so sleep peacefully lovely boy.
  • Harry Williams 
    • £20 
    • 16 mos
  • James Williams 
    • £20 
    • 21 mos
  • Anna Withers  
    • £10 
    • 22 mos
  • Elizabeth Hitchens 
    • £10 
    • 22 mos
  • Cameron McDonagh 
    • £10 
    • 22 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Karen Lucas 
Calne, South West England, United Kingdom
Amanda Parke