Help Send Matty Back Home

Matthew Richardson was an International Champion in the Muay Thai Fighting Arena. Having won his last fight in 5 rounds, giving him a new belt to add to his collection of achievements. Although this was one of the biggest fights of Matthew’s life, he tragically lost his biggest battle outside of the ring.

Matty, as he is affectionately known, passed away in Thailand on July 24th , 2017, where he has resided for the past 5 years. Over 11,600kms from his home in Canada leaving behind his heartbroken mother, father, siblings and others who love him greatly.

To everyone he's crossed paths with, Matty was a beautiful soul. A loveable character who was everything everyone else needed in their lives. He was a comedian, a best friend, a defender of everyone and anyone who needed him in any way.

Matty fought his way into our hearts, and now it is our turn to fight for him. To send him back home to hopefully find the peace and joy he gave to everyone around him for his 27 short years on this earth.

We want nothing more than for Matty to return home to his mother in Canada, which is why we have created this fundraiser. All funds raised will go towards Matty's return, funeral & associated costs.

If you could find it in your heart to help in some small way to help send Matty back home to Canada, we would be forever grateful.

Yours sincerely,

His loving friends and family.

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  • Jeffrey Allan 
    • $40 
    • 31 mos
  • Daynee & AL Marshall 
    • $50 
    • 31 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 31 mos
  • Bob Carver 
    • $50 
    • 32 mos
  • Whitney Geoghegan 
    • $40 
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Vanessa Calacoci 
Manly Vale, NSW
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