The Ride


Laurence Beresford

Lawrence Matz


London to Barcelona Charity Bike Ride

Lawrence Matz and Peter

me on the left with Lawrence Matz who sadly passed away shortly after this picture was taken.

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Lawrence had a unique gift of being able to make everyone feel as though they were the special one. The life and soul of any party, he would always stand out in the crowd. Nothing was too much for him and for his family and friends, he would do just about anything for them. He lived every day like it was his last, cramming more into his all too brief time with us than most of us can expect to achieve in a lifetime. He enriched so many lives with his vibrancy, charm and love and will never be forgotten. For me, he really was like the brother I never had.


As engraved on his memorial stone, he taught us all the true meaning of courage.

Lawrence Matz sadly passed away last summer at just 58 years of age after a courageous struggle against pulmonary fibrosis.

The charity which he held close to his heart was Breathing Matters Breathing Matters Logo

Ways to donate:

1) Online donations can be made via  http://www.justgiving.com/lawrencematz

2) Cheques made payable to “Breathing Matters UCLH Charity” and sent c/o me Peter Tenenbaum, 17 Spaniards End London NW3 7JG. If you are eligible , please complete a  Breathing Matters Gift Aid Form and return with your donation

Breathing Matters is the fund for the Centre for Respiratory Research, UCL (CRR). This fund is part of UCLH Charity. The CRR is one of the world's leading respiratory research centres working towards the prevention, treatment and cure of respiratory diseases. For more information on the work of Breathing Matters please visit their website at:- http://www.breathingmatters.co.uk