Matthew Bonser

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I’m shaving my mullet!

The end of this year marks the end of my 11 year journey through Canteen. I have been accessing the Canteen support services and attending camps and programs ever since my dad was diagnosed with cancer in 2012, and then later passed away in 2013. Canteen was and still is a massive part of my life. Canteen gave me the comfort and support to be able to navigate such a tough time in my life. I wouldn’t be the man I am today without the support of Canteen. My cancer experience has had a lot of ups and downs, and when I thought I had come out the other side. My step dad later got diagnosed with cancer in 2019 and passed away 2 months later. I continued to lean on Canteen for support through this time and they were always there when I needed them. My cancer experience then took another turn and in 2021 when my mum was diagnosed with breast cancer. After undergoing treatment I can happily say, she was given the one year all clear earlier this year. The last 11 years have been a hell of a journey, but I am forever grateful for the ongoing support I received from Canteen. If it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t have been able to navigate this journey, and I can almost guarantee I’d be in a much more unhealthy and darker place. With this being said, I want to give back and spread awareness of Canteen and the wonderful support they offer to young people affected by cancer, they have been in my corner since day one, so let’s make sure they can stand in the corner of another young person in a similar situation to me. Let’s say goodbye to the mullet 
17th of September, dig deep

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Isaac Ryffel

Proud of you ❤

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Nan Jill, Greg, Tracey & Griff

Oh what a journey. So proud of you mate. Love always.

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Laney & Spike

Well done Matt - can't wait to see your shiny noggin

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Nathan And Liz Jardine

Well done Matt, proud of you x

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Thirl Millachip

Matt you have brought so much joy to all our Lifecycle for Canteen rides - I admire you immensely. I hope to see you next year!

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Lisa Dobrin

Matt, the OG Batman & total legend! Continue to love & respect you & all you do, be & are. Thank you for stepping up & leading us all once again ☺️🫶🏾

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Well done Matt From Ros and the Hinds.

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Cathy Ham

Go Matt, always thinking of others!! Happy to support you!

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Denise Lloyd

Terrific achievement Matt

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Well Done Matt.

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David Dellar

Great ambassador. Hope this doesnt make you to fast at OnRoad next year

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Deanne Ferris

Well done, Matt! Hope you feel a little lighter without the mullet. :-)

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Bill King

You are an inspiration.✅✅

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Francis

Thanks for your inspiration year in - year out. Hope you will continue to join us on next year's ride.

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Christ Merton

Legend mate, all the best to you

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David Wayne Rutherford

great stuff Matt

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Jenny

You always willing to give back Matt. Well done.

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