The Matthew Stanley Foundation says No to Violence.
The Matthew Stanley Foundation seeks to promote non-violence and mutual respect amoung young people and responsible behaviour in the adult community. For those that knew him, there is no surprise that the space he so beautifully occupied in this world has not been subdued. The Matthew Stanley Foundation partners with individuals, community groups, businesses and elected representatives to promote youth safety initiatives. These initiatives have included the Party Safe and One Punch Can Kill campaigns and the new WACO (Walk Away Chill Out) Campaign. The Foundation also seeks to influence public policy where young lives are at stake.
Matt (affectionalely known as Stanley to his friends) was a talented sportsman who excelled academically. Matt touched the hearts of many people, from his fellow peers to young children, adults, students, teachers and parents. The extent of his popularity became even more evident after his death on that fateful night. Matthew is survived by his parents Paul and Kay and his brother Nick, and his memory lives on through the work of the Foundation.