Appeal launched to help bring Carrickfergus dad’s body home

Paul Taylor.
Paul Taylor.

The family of a Carrickfergus man has started a fundraising appeal to help bring his body home after he tragically passed away on holiday.

Paul Taylor died yesterday (Wednesday) in Spain. His family say he suffered a heart attack.

The east Antrim man did not have any travel insurance to cover his trip.

Paul’s sons, Peter, Adam and David, have started an online fundraising effort in a bid to get their dad’s body home.

David said: “My dad has passed away after taking a heart attack on holiday in Spain. Unfortunately my mum and dad forgot to take travel insurance before they went.

“I am setting this up to help raise funds to get my dad home and to help towards funeral costs. Any help would be very much appreciated. Thanks.”

Urging the community to support the fundraising effort, the Deputy Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Cllr Cheryl Johnston, said: “I would ask anyone, no matter how small to help the family bring their father home.

“My thoughts are with all this family at this very hard time and I hope as a community we can do our best to help.”

At the time of going to print, over £1,000 has been raised.

If you would like to make a donation, go to https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/david-taylor-835?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Yimbyprojectpage&utm_content=david-taylor-835&utm_campaign=projectpage-share-owner&utm_term=WyPMnjgkm&fbclid=IwAR3lUuTbUYNYlPm4dfbzYwGOV_8-C88y-zI-1sYEGFfgKyZPNtXIK2-BBxg