by NonStop Foundation
The death has been announced of Matthew Pedro – well-known
and highly respected in the area through his work with the NonStop
Foundation and his associations with All Saints Community Centre.
On Sunday 1 June, Matthew set off with a group of friends on a
motorcycle trip to Skegness. Sadly he never arrived, having fallen
from his bike, sustaining injuries from which he did not recover.
Matthew was 31 years old and had two devoted, loving daughters
– Kyle and Shauna – with Caroline, his partner of fifteen
Together with long-time friend, Dee Warburton, he helped create
the NonStop Foundation, which began in Netherthorpe and Upperthorpe
to help young people, especially those at risk from exclusion, by
developing their creative skills. Now it pursues the same objectives
here in Burngreave, and across the whole of South Yorkshire.
Shortly after Matthew’s death, NonStop chief executive officer
Dee Warburton said, “Matthew’s entrepreneurial skills
and his ability to represent the public face of NonStop were important
elements in helping us develop upon a strong foundation.
“He brought enthusiasm and a sense of fun to the company
that helped drive everyone forward. He truly believed in Nonstop’s
objectives and his faith never faltered. Recently he stepped back
from his day-to-day role to pursue a BSc course in Computer Visualisation
at Sheffield Hallam University, but he retained his role as director.
“His death has obviously come as a shock to us all. He was
a valued friend and colleague, and will be greatly missed by everyone.
All NonStop’s future activities will be dedicated to Matthew’s