Thursday, October 15, 2009

Message from Zoey

From Zoey Walden:

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

Kevin's running, too!

He's entered into the Norwich Half Marathon in Novem,ber 2009. Well done to him, will give Wayne and Lee a run for their money!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Norwich Airport Remembrance Ceremony

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

ZOEY's 70s, 80s and 90s DISCO - October 17 2009

Come and have a great night out to raise money for the East Anglian Air Ambulance!

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.

Tickets from:
Bryonie, Lowri or Zoey - any of us really - you know who we are, get in touch!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Lowri, Bryonie, Adele, Wayne and Hannah (not in picture) run the Wroxham 5K

Essential training for the half- marathon. You can sponsor them for the East Anglian Air Ambulance on :

Celebrating Matthews's memory

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Wayne and Lee (Dweebo and Harris) are running for Matthew, too!

Matt's mates Wayne (Todd) and Lee (Harris) have started running, too! Go for it, Boys!
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

2 months on....

It's now over 2 months since Matthew passsed away.

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.

Thank you,


Sunday, May 17, 2009

Norwich International Airport Donate £500 to East Anglian Air Ambulance - Thank You!

Norwich International Airport, Matthew's employer, have donated £500 to the East Anglian Air Ambulance in his memory. We'd like to take this opportunity to thank them for this, and also for all the help and support they've given our family over the last month.

It's really appreciated,
Bryonie :)

Friday, May 15, 2009

All the Jones Girls and Holly Wilde - to run a Half Marathon in Matt's name!

Mum, Low, Han, Holly and I have taken up running for charity, in Matt's name!

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 - 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 is on the Organ Donation Wall of Life

You can visit the Wall Of Life here to see Matt's legacy online...
Anyone can join - click on the widget under Matt's picture on the right to sign up and show your support for organ donation.

Matt has many more floral tributes at his grave

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's Thanksgiving Service

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.


Mr Fix-it

Amongst my fondest memories are watching Matthew, up to his neck in Hdmi cables, rs232 serial connectors (whatever they are!), fixing up the most complex audio visual systems in our lounge. Technically perfect, none of the rest of us could fathom the arrangements beyond the on/ off switch. The sound system was never acceptable until it passed his exacting standards- there was always a technically indispensible improvement which we simply had to adopt because life was simply not acceptable without it! No sooner than the rest of us had begun to get a grip of how to watch the television the whole system was changed again!

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.

Holly's tribute...

“Jonner was the most loving, caring partner, he treated me like a princess. I am honoured to have been with him for six happy, amazing years. He was my true love and I know we would have been together for all time.

“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

Proud to be his brother-in-law

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

Floral Tributes at Rackheath

There are so many flowers by the roadside that I have not been able to picture them all in one photo. So many people have brought them with so many messages of love and support. We are very grateful to all of you for them. Each time we come, there are more and more. Thank you.
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.

Matthew Jones

This blog is dedicated to Matthew David Jones , of Stalham, Norfolk - who was born on October 18 1984 and who died, aged only 24 years, on April 10 2009.

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.

Thank you.

Bryonie Jones, sister to Matthew.


The Eastern Evening News coverage of Matthew's accident is given on the link below.

Family tribute to man killed in crash

Matthew David JonesDevastated family, friends and colleagues of a popular man killed in a horrific smash near Norwich have paid an emotional tribute to him.