Matt Damon has surprised guests at a charity event in Brisbane, Australia raising funds for an organisation supporting people at risk of domestic violence.
The Hollywood star and his wife, Luciana Barroso, who are in the country while he films Thor: Love and Thunder, attended the luncheon for Safe Haven which was held at the Calile Hotel last Friday.
According to a now-deleted Reddit post by a person at the function, the pair made a $10,000 donation to support Safe Haven’s work, though the exact amount has not been confirmed by the charity or Matt’s reps.
“We had a great function today. Such a great success on so many levels because of the contribution of so many wonderful people,” it reads on the organisation’s Twitter page.
“And then this generous person turns up to put the icing on the cake. Thank you Matt Damon.”
We had a great function today. Such a great success on so many levels because of the contribution of so many wonderful people, and then this generous person turns up to put the icing on the cake. Thank you Matt Damon. pic.twitter.com/5EXOBYTGqB
— Safe Haven AU (@SafeHavenCom) May 7, 2021
Almost 1 in 5 women in Australia and 1 in 20 men experience violence at the hands of a former or current partner – which is why Matt and Luciana’s donation to Safe Haven is so important.
The organisation provides early intervention pathways, allowing people to escape abusive relationships before they escalate to physical violence, through safe, temporary accommodation and support. Their aim is to help their guests find longer-term accommodation and move on with a life free from control, fear or violence.
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