Our Ambassadors


Matthew Richardson is a former AFL player who can be seen providing special comments during Channel 7’s AFL coverage, as a panellist on Channel 7’s AFL Game Day, hosting Richmond FC’s ‘ROAR VISION’ segments and can be heard providing special comments during AFL matches on 3AW.

Matthew has observed and participated in the Good Friday Appeal at first-hand as a member of the Channel 7 team, and is now actively involved with helping the Royal Children’s Hospital and the Pied Pipers as our Ambassador. Matthew is a big favourite with our young Student Collectors and is always willing to lend us a hand during his busy schedule of radio and television commitments.


With over 20 years of radio experience, Mike Perso eases listeners to Smooth-FM 91.5 into their mornings from 5.30am and is joined by journalist Pip Mooney, with the latest local and international news and a wrap of sport.

Mike juggles his radio career with family commitments, his devotion to the Carlton football club and a couple of very energetic dogs.

Mike is a very enthusiastic supporter of Pied Pipers and the Good Friday Appeal for the Royal Children’s Hospital – so tune in to hear him mention his experiences as an Ambassador with Pied Pipers.


After more than 30 years as an Australian broadcast journalist, Lina Caneva turned her hand to independent documentary film making in 2001. Now she combines the careers of Media Trainer and freelance TV Producer with that of Journalist, Director, Producer and Writer.

She has had many roles as a volunteer board member and ambassador for several local charities.

Lina and her partner, Ian, have two young teenage sons.

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