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Matt Damon ‘donates $10,000’ at luncheon in Brisbane for domestic violence charity

Hollywood actor Matt Damon took a break from filming the new Thor instalment in Australia on Friday, to attend a charity luncheon in Brisbane.

The American star, 50, and his wife Luciana Barroso, 45, made a surprise appearance at the event, which raised funds for domestic violence charity, Safe Haven. 

It has now been revealed that Matt ‘donated $10,000 (AUD)’ to the charity, according to a post shared to discussion website Reddit this weekend.

Contribution: Matt Damon, 50, ‘donated $10,000 AUD’ while attending a luncheon in Brisbane, Australia on Friday, to raise funds for domestic violence charity, Safe Haven. Pictured with the organisation’s founder Denise Hunter at the event 

‘My mum founded a charity fighting domestic violence. During a fundraising lunch, Matt Damon dropped in and donated $10,000,’ the post read.

The Good Will Hunting actor posed for a photo at the event, dressed in a white shirt, black trousers and a grey linen jacket, with the charity’s founder Denise Hunter. 

Matt was described as ‘genuinely interested in the topic’ and having ‘stayed for the entire event’ according to Denise’s daughter.   

Online: 'My mum founded a charity fighting domestic violence. During a fundraising lunch, Matt Damon dropped in and donated $10,000,' Denise's daughter shared alongside the photo of Matt in a post uploaded to discussion website Reddit this weekend

Online: ‘My mum founded a charity fighting domestic violence. During a fundraising lunch, Matt Damon dropped in and donated $10,000,’ Denise’s daughter shared alongside the photo of Matt in a post uploaded to discussion website Reddit this weekend 

A good cause: The Hollywood actor was described as 'genuinely interested in the topic' and having 'stayed for the entire event'. The Good Will Hunting star is pictured with a fan at the luncheon

A good cause: The Hollywood actor was described as ‘genuinely interested in the topic’ and having ‘stayed for the entire event’. The Good Will Hunting star is pictured with a fan at the luncheon 

According to The Courier Mail, Matt and his wife Luciana attended the lunch to learn more on the issues surrounding coercive control.

‘He took the time to call in and have the lunch, and he was fantastic,’ executive director of the organisation, Jaeneen Cunningham, revealed.

‘I spoke to his wife and she said it was a fantastic thing that we were doing and they were more educated after the event.’

Funds received from the event will be used to provide early intervention and housing for women and children. 

Getting educated: 'He took the time to call in and have the lunch, and he was fantastic,' executive director of the organisation, Jaeneen Cunningham, revealed to The Courier Mail on Friday. Pictured, Matt and Jaeneen Cunningham (left)

Getting educated: ‘He took the time to call in and have the lunch, and he was fantastic,’ executive director of the organisation, Jaeneen Cunningham, revealed to The Courier Mail on Friday. Pictured, Matt and Jaeneen Cunningham (left)

Thrills: Matt's appearance comes just days after he took a road trip to the village of Jugiong, located in the Hilltops region of NSW. The riverside town boasts just 222 residents - one of which was lucky enough to get a selfie with the star (pictured)

Thrills: Matt’s appearance comes just days after he took a road trip to the village of Jugiong, located in the Hilltops region of NSW. The riverside town boasts just 222 residents – one of which was lucky enough to get a selfie with the star (pictured)

Safe Haven is an organisation which helps support the victims of coercive control – a social problem which has been highlighted following the deaths of women including Hannah Clarke and Kelly Wilkinson. 

Matt’s appearance comes just days after he took a road trip to the village of Jugiong, located in the Hilltops region of NSW. 

About three hours drive from Sydney, the riverside town boasts just 222 residents – one of which was lucky enough to get a selfie with the star. 

Matt has been in Australia since the start of the year for his role in Marvel’s Thor: Love and Thunder.  

He is reprising his comedic cameo from the 2017 Thor installment, Thor: Ragnarok.   

If you or anyone you know needs help, contact White Ribbon Australia  

Like a local: Matt has been in Australia since the start of the year, as he shoots his role in Marvel's Thor: Love and Thunder. Pictured in France in 2019

Like a local: Matt has been in Australia since the start of the year, as he shoots his role in Marvel’s Thor: Love and Thunder. Pictured in France in 2019

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