Australian Actor Matt Le Nevez Joins PeopleStories As Charity Ambassador
On Februray 2, 2021, PeopleStories announced its first ever ambassador, celebrated Australian actor Matthew Le Nevez. Renowned for his role as Dr Patrick on Offspring, Matt is about to extend his support to PeopleStories in its mission to provide education for children in Cambodia.
In his role as PeopleStories ambassador, Matt's first priority is to raise awareness and funding for 120 school scholarships for the current school year and help PeopleStories to build a school to transform education for children in rural Cambodia from “chalk & talk” to digital learning.
Renowned across Australia and the United States, Matt is one of Australia’s most loved actors, having starred across film and TV for over two decades. His roles in Offspring, The Kettering Incident and more recently, The Widow with Kate Beckinsale, have earned him many accolades. Le Nevez currently stars as Cal Isaac in Absentia, the hit series on Sony and Amazon.
Whilst brilliant in acting life, this talented actor is equally inspirational in real life. Having previously made noteworthy contributions as a management consultant in developing nations, it’s no surprise that Matt’s vision to make the world a better place resonated so well with the purpose of PeopleStories Charity.
From Storytelling to Cooking
Matt graciously goes to back PeopleStories, the children and the communities we serve, doing what we can to help break the cycle of poverty.
Being a father of a young daughter and son, Matt sees helping children especially their education has resonated so well with him and said, "…for the charity and for me to be able to reconnect with children there (Cambodia), I can't wait to make a difference!"
If you have not heard, Matt is sharpening his cooking talents and competing on Celebrity MasterChef Australia! Yes, that’s right! He is taking his talents in storytelling to cooking, and back on Australian TV to satisfy the many fans.
As Matt walking on the red carpet leading to the MasterChef Kitchen, he shared, “I am an actor who likes to cook for his family. As I am standing in front of the MasterChef building, I realise how much that I have bitten off. I feel completely out of my comfort zone.”
Don’t worry Matt! All of us at PeopleStories will be watching and cheering you on! Our founder Victoria shares her excitement, "What a privilege for PeopleStories to be the chosen charity of Matt's as he competes on Celebrity MasterChef Australia. We have full confidence in Matt and wish him all the best!"
Join us to follow Matt on his MasterChef journey Sunday and Monday evenings (7:30pm) from mid-October 2021 on Channel 10 (or 10play.com.au)
The Art of Storytelling with Matt Le Nevez
There’s no time to lose, Matt jumped on board and delivered our first ever Storytelling Workshop in late Feb 2021 with a group of business leaders and passionate supporters. His sharing of the secrets on film sets and also as a communication guru in some developing countries (like Africa) was overwhelmingly and positively received by the group.
Have a read of what people have to say:
“Just had the most amazing hour with Matt hearing his story, sharing with others, and learning about this wonderful charity PeopleStories and the work they do.” - Greg McKenna, CEO at the Police Bank
“It’s 3.30am in the U.K. and I’m wide awake! I’ve just spent a wonderful hour with some amazing folk and Matt at your workshop. The work you’re all doing is incredible and I’m so pleased to be a tiny part of it.” - Jean Davis.
The support of Matt as an ambassador will strengthen PeopleStories’ mission to break the cycle of poverty through empowering children with greater access to quality education. We believe his unique skills and experiences will bring new perspectives and opportunities to our family.
As Seen On TV!
Matt LeNevez, PeopleStories Charity Ambassador, was interviewed by Angela Bishop on Studio 10 about his passion for helping children in Cambodia.
Matt shared, “As the first country I ever visited, Cambodia had a profound effect on me and I have felt a connection with the people ever since. I am extremely excited to join the team at PeopleStories and have the opportunity to contribute to this inspiring cause and, ultimately, change lives.”
When asked ‘Why PeopleStories?’, Matt expressed, "As a father of young children, I understand the importance of education. I look forward to raising awareness, bringing positive change and helping PeopleStories in their mission to make young dreams come true.”