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Monday 22 September 2014

Donations double for charity of three children who lost father in car accident thanks to Independent.ie readers

Published 04/09/2014 | 17:16

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Joanne Fitzgerald and her children Luke 3, Mia 7 months, and Emma 6, at their home in Ballyfinn, Co Laois. Photo: James Flynn
Joanne Fitzgerald and her children Luke 3, Mia 7 months, and Emma 6, at their home in Ballyfinn, Co Laois. Photo: James Flynn

DONATIONS have doubled in the last 24 hours for the charity set up by a mother and her three children who lost their father in a car accident.

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Independent.ie readers were touched by Joanne Fitzgerald's story and have been donating to her charity.

David Fitzgerald died in a car accident just five montsh ago leaving Joanne and their three young children behind.

For David's 35th birthday, they decided to mark the occasion by taking part in the Mary's Meals Backpack Project, so that poor children in Malawi would benefit in David's name.

"He would have loved it, as David was the most generous person you could ever meet," says Joanne.

"David touched so many lives, and I found that out through all of the letters and cards I have been sent. He also built playhouses, and would drive all around the country with the kids delivering them.

He was so kind-hearted, and if a parent couldn't afford to give their child one, he would give it away for nothing."

Almost €3,000 has now been raised towards their €5,000 target.

 

READ: 'My husband died at just 34, and my three children are honouring him by helping others'

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