Thursday, October 15, 2009
I think its fantastic how people have pulled together to raise money in memory of joner it just goes to show how loved he was, its gonna b a night of mixed emotions sat night but its also a chance to celebrate joners birthday and raise some more money, so i would like to say a big big thank u to those who have paid for tickets xx
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
Matt's colleagues' Smoking Bench was dedicated in a ceremony last week at the Airport. It was great to come and see you all, it is a lovely gesture of remembrance and we hope you get a lot of use out of it (don't suppose I ought to say that!) ;)
On the same day, the cheque from the Airport management was handed to the Air Ambulance. Thank you all for your generosity.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Matt's friend Zoey has organised this 70s, 80s and 90s Disco - on October 17 2009 at the Sutton Staithe Hotel, Sutton, NR12 at Zoey's Disco - tickets are £4 in advance, £5 at the door (subject to availability). All proceeds to the East Anglian Air Ambulance.
Bryonie, Lowri or Zoey - any of us really - you know who we are, get in touch!
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Essential training for the half- marathon. You can sponsor them for the East Anglian Air Ambulance on : www.runningformathew.co.uk
Celebrating Matthews's memory
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
They are doing brilliantly - though cutting down on the fags a touch might help ;) - and are accepting sponsorship (of course) for the East Anglian Air Ambulance for their entries into the Norwich Half Marathon in November 2009.
Please sponsor them, you can do so by clicking the link on this page.
I shall post pics of them in kit when they become available...
Sunday, June 28, 2009
During that time we have had so much comfortfrom his friends and this has helped us so much. Thank you! Do keep coming! He was a special boy with special friends.
Adele and I visit his 'place' in the cemetery every day and we all try to make sure the flowers are fresh- 'neat and tidy' just as he would have wanted.
The running is going well and the money is coming in for the Air Ambulance. Please look at the site and contribute if you can. and, please, visit the cemetery to be near him.
We miss him so very much.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
It's really appreciated,
Friday, May 15, 2009
We are all entered into the Run To The Beat' Half Marathon in London in September 2009. We are raising money for the Air Ambulance, on the basis that it's cash-flow can be precarious and that, had Matt needed it, it would have been there to get him to hospital to where he could be helped.
Matt did not need it - but many, many other people do and so please, please support us and donate if you can. Just click on the widget on the right hand side and give us your cash!
Han has built a (bloody good) website specifically for this - it is www.RunningForMatthew.co.uk - if you want to see what a hard time we're all having (we do after all have a combined age of 186, though we categorically do not look like it!) visit us there. There'll be plenty of legs on show (ten in all) - and they'll look better and better as time goes on, that I'll guarantee!
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Matt's ashes have been laid to rest now and there have been even more floral tributes. Thanks to you all for these. They are pictured here.
Thank you from us all to everyone who came to help us give thanks for Matthew's life - there were well over 15o of you there and it was great to see so many of you afterwards at the Harnser and to hear from friends and colleagues what he meant to them and how special he was. Thank you to Matt's work colleagues, too, who are buying a commemorative 'smoking bench' in his memory for the Norwich Airport staff - we cannot think of a more fitting tribute ;)
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Matthew, Handsome Devil, at Hannah's wedding with a fag on.
The Thanksgiving Service will be held at 11.00am on Friday April 24th 2009, at The Baptist Chapel, High Street, Stalham.
If you knew and cared for Matthew, please come and celebrate his life with us.
We hope to see you there.
A highlight one Sunday afternoon was being told to sit cross legged on the lounge floor at a precise point, watch the television, close my eyes and listen to the 'millenium falcon' moving across the ceiling from the patio doors towards the back garden! 'what a beast.......!'
I would often stare incredulously at the vacuum cleaner wondering why it deposited more than it collected- that is, until Mr Fix-it came along.
He loved Chase the retriever, known variously as 'Oh Madame' (to give her her dignity) or 'wooluff'' or 'yellow dog'.
More than anything he loved his mum. He would always say 'you're a star mum' and, ofcourse, she is. He would always take her shopping to Tesco and carry the shopping to his car. She had to wait at the entrance whilst he drove the car to collect her. He would have walked through fire for his mum!
When Matthew died his life was on a real high!. He loved his girlfiend Holly, his family and his home. He was doing well at work and the future looked good. He had the mobile phone he wanted, the car he wanted with every gadget imaginable! And mum was always at hand to make his favourite coffee and toasted sandwiches. He had worked out a scheme to cut the trees with minimum effort but this would require a device he had seen advertised...........
These shouldn't happen but they do. We are in a very dark place right now- but we are receving great comfort from our memories and from seeing his friends.
Dad will always love you.
“He made everyone around him so, so happy and the love he gave me will last a lifetime. We enjoyed the most simple pleasures, just spending time in each others company. I will love him for all time.”
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
A charming companion who was always ready to smile, always ready to say hello, I'm so grateful to have watched Matthew turn in to the generous, happy, loving young man I knew in the twelve years in which I have been lucky enough to be his brother-in-law. He'll always be remembered as an affectionate and admired brother, uncle and son who loved the family who were so very proud of him. We love you Matthew, and you'll never be forgotten.
Chris Hole, brother-in-law
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
There is a book of condolence there and if you want to stop off and leave a message in it, that would be wonderful. Matthew touched so many people and it would be so good to hear if you were one of them.
Nobody could have been more loved or more missed. Matthew (known to many as Jonner and MoJo) died in a car accident, whilst on his way to work at Norwich Airport in the early hours of the morning of Good Friday.
This is a place where we can assemble all the different aspects of his life together in one place and to be grateful for the time we were all together. It will help us all to come to terms with what has happened and your input is very welcome.
Please feel free to share your feelings and sadness over his death with us, through this blog - you can sign the guestbook, write comments or contact me if you would like me to post specific things for you - including and especially if you find that you have any pictures of him or video clips.
This will become a central place for us all to remember a deeply special son, brother, uncle and friend, whom we had hoped to be with for so much longer.
Bryonie Jones, sister to Matthew.
The Eastern Evening News coverage of Matthew's accident is given on the link below.