Fundraising ride pays tribute to student’s memory

Christ Church Grammar School headmaster Garth Wynne will be taking part in The Ride to Conquer Cancer. Picture: Matt Jelonek www.communitypix.com.au d426781
Christ Church Grammar School headmaster Garth Wynne will be taking part in The Ride to Conquer Cancer. Picture: Matt Jelonek www.communitypix.com.au d426781

The CCGS student died earlier this year after a long battle with cancer. He would have graduated at the end of the year.

Mr Wynne said he was deeply saddened when he learnt of Matthew’s death.

‘I have contemplated what I could do to meaningfully honour this incredible boy and support other individuals and families in the future who find themselves facing cancer both within and beyond our community,’ Mr Wynne said.

‘Through this time of reflection I thought about the amazing cancer survival story of Teresa Scott, a much-loved and admired member of our staff here and her passion for the work of the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.’

Parents David Loch, John Barrington and former school parent Andrew McMillan will join Mr Wynne in the ride on October 17 and 18. Funds raised will benefit the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.