Walking for Tom

By Matthew Stear

I've decided that it's time for me to do something out of the ordinary.

I've decided to help the Epilepsy Foundation make a huge difference for the 1 in 25 people whose lives are affected by epilepsy.

My walk is a memorial walk in honour of my son and the way he just kept getting up and having another go, to turn something so negative into something positive that will hopefully benefit all epilepsy sufferers in Australia and hopefully even improve the potential employment opportunities for these amazing people.   It would be good if we could find a permanent cure for this horrible disorder but it will take time, money and in understanding. 

 Let's give those who are living with epilepsy the chance of a better life.

My Updates


Saturday 4th Mar
I’m about a week away from setting out and already the generosity is overwhelming.
I love you all!
Thank you so much❤️❤️❤️

Thank you to my Sponsors


Trish Price


Australian Trenching And Excavations



Those who hope in Adonai will renew their strength, they will soar aloft as with eagles' wings; when they are running they won't grow weary, when they are walking they won't get tired. Yesha 'yahu (Isaiah) 40:30 Love to you both Matt and Tom


Susan O'brien

I met Tom once Matt he was kind and loving He gave me a hug Love Susanxx


Veronica Stear

Living memories which no one can take away. Xx


Anne L Prime

Be safe and be blessed with a sense of achievement too.


Deanne & Darko Durovic

Tom will be so proud!!


Glenn Duncan


Rachel Stear

I love you Dad & I miss Tom so much it hurts. I have every bit of faith that Tom can see what you’re doing & I know that he would be so proud of you just as I am. With you all the way. 999❤️


Taylor Family

“999 represents taking whatever bad situation or struggle you’re going through and turning it into something positive and using it to push yourself forward” It’s the small steps, not the giant leaps that bring about the most change. We are behind you every step of the way Matt ❤️


Ann Breeden

From Ann, Andrew and family. Good luck with the walk, great cause. All the best.


Luke And Kritta And Kids


Jenny Blackmore

Hold your memories close. You are an amazing dad Matt. What a wonderful thing to do in Tom’s memory. Good luck Love Jenny


Bianca Hall


Lisa Mckay

Your doing a wonderful thing, raising awareness and funds for epilepsy. I’m so sorry for your loss.





Gilmore Family

Good luck on your journey.


Josie Mcgrath



Daniel D


Harvey Family ?

Best wishes to you Matt from all of us


Joshua Hart

Big love my brother


Shannon Chown

I love you so much ❤️❤️ 999❤️❤️


Anja Trommar



In loving memory of our daughter Elise and your son Tom. Great effort on your journey may the open roads be kind to you. ❤️


Jody Achterdenbosch


Matthew Stear

Donated c/o "Cookie" from Seymour


Emily Van Beveren


Molly Phelps

Sending all my love, you are an amazing father ❤️