"Hi there Murray.
My name is Matthew. I am 9 years old and l loved watching your two puppet shows on the Pacific cruise last week. I liked the story about your mum buying you a puppet for your birthday. I asked my mum (who is helping me send this email) if l could have a puppet for my birthday too in July. I couldn't wait that long so Nana and Grandad (Cathy and Terry Hope pictured below) helped me make one yesterday and the day before. I hope you like my 'crazy clown'. I paper mache'd the face, made jointed arms and legs with grandad in his workshop (l wonder what your puppet workshop looks like?) and Nana taught me to sew the clothes on the sewing machine. I even sewed a bag just like yours to keep it in. I hope you like my puppet. I really hope one day l can see a show of yours again. Maybe my puppet could be in one.
P.S. Murray, Narelle here, Matthew's mum. Just sharing this with you so you can see the impact you have on children. Matthew is one very excited little boy to have discovered puppetry, thanks to you! Imagine how many other children you have impacted upon, by sharing your gift. Thank you."