Thousands of pounds have been raised to support the family of Stoke-on-Trent man Kevin Davies – who has died after contracting Covid-19.
Kevin, who was in his 50s and worked as a delivery driver for Hermes, lost his fight for life in hospital yesterday morning.
He leaves behind his partner, Claire Bullock, children Emily and Fin and stepchildren Rhys and Drew.
A GoFundMe page set up by Claire’s cousin Gemma Crank, has, as of 6.50pm this evening, raised more than £6,700 to support his family, with hundreds of people making donations.
Setting up the page yesterday she wrote: “As many of you will be aware Kevin Davies passed away this morning in hospital after losing his fight against the awful virus that is causing so much heartache in our communities.
“My cousin Claire and their children now face a not only awful, upsetting time but also an uncertain one with the financial implications that come with this.
“I want to make it clear that Claire has not asked for this and would never do so. But I know that as a hairdresser she is self-employed and will be in a position that many in the country are with paying bills.
“For those that want to try and make one less stress go away I have set up this page for you to contribute to help the family through this horrible time.
“People who are donating can you please also share the link. Thanks.
“This money will only be accessed by Claire and her family as it will be set up for her to withdraw only. In case anyone has those concerns.”
Today Gemma increased the target to £10,000 due to ‘the sheer amount of people that are wanting to show their love and support at this time’.
In a post she added: “It is amazing how much has been raised in the last 24 hours and it shows how much Kev and his family were liked and loved.
“The money will go a long way in removing the stress of how Claire is going to pay for everything at this horrible time, which allows her to concentrate on herself and the children.
“Massive thank you again as I know many of you may be in the same position at the minute.
“Stoke-on-Trent is a city to be proud of.
“Please join us in also clapping for Kev this evening when we are all clapping for the nhs to celebrate his life and those important people who worked hard to try and save him.”
You can donate here.
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