I am still typing up letters, as I promised the next post would be some cute letters from kids. So that’s still to come.
In the meantime, Matthew’s decided to tackle the Bridge to Brisbane next weekend (7 September) to raise money for the Amputees and Families Support Group Qld (AFSGQ).
The group provided really important support to Matthew and Diane from a very early stage in Matthew’s rehab, and is comprised mainly of volunteers operating with a very small operating budget. The State Government recently advised that they will cease funding the group at the end of next year and we need to ensure that the work they do can continue. In response to some of the publicity Matt’s received about the walk and need for fundraising, the Health Minister Lawrence Springborg advised Matthew the group will be able to tender for funds post 2015, but the process and outcome still means there is significant uncertainty for everyone involved. So, in the meantime, we’re fundraising.
A small group of walkers/runners/rollers will be donning their feet/wheels/shoes will take to the Bridge with pretty much the rest of Brisbane on the day. The group has raised just over $7,500 so far, but is still working to raise a bit more by next weekend, so spread the word and thanks to everyone who has already contributed. At present, the Renovating Matthew Support Group consists of Matthew, Dr Saul Geffen, Jacqui O’Sullivan, and Steph Rowthbotham. Here’s the link to the group: https://b2b2014.everydayhero.com/au/renovating-matthew-for-amputee-support-group
Thanks for everyone’s continued support, and we’ll look forward to seeing some of you on the day.