A FUNDRAISER set up to help cover the funeral costs of the late Valeria Amorim has raised over £18,000.

Valeria, who was six-months pregnant, tragically passed away in a collision in Belleek on Monday, February 19. She was mum of 9-year-old Valentina and wife of Marcelo. 

The community have rallied around her grieving family following the tragic incident. 

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Family friend, Glenn Lindsay, has set up a GoFundMe to help cover the costs of the funeral. The fundraiser had an initial target of £3,000, and has since raised over £18,000.

He said: "I'm reaching out with a heavy heart to ask for your support during an incredibly difficult time. Our dear friend has tragically lost his beloved wife Valeria Amorim who was also 6 months pregnant in a tragic road accident in Belleek and the weight of this loss is immeasurable.

"In the midst of grieving, Marcelo is now faced with the daunting task of arranging a funeral for his wife while still trying to give support to his daughter and family . We all know how overwhelming funeral expenses can be, and the last thing we want is for Marcelo to worry about finances during this already painful time.

"That's why I've started this fundraiser, to help ease the financial burden and allow him to focus on healing without added stress. Every contribution, no matter the size, will make a difference and show him that he is not alone in this troubling time.

"Please consider donating and sharing this fundraiser, Together, let's rally around Marcelo and provide him with the support and love he needs during this heart breaking time."

Donations can be made at: Fundraiser by Glenn Lindsay : Valeria Amorim- Belleek (gofundme.com)