Friday 18 August 2017

Husband of tragic woman who fell from balcony during hen party 'will never stop missing her'

Adam Maxwell thanks fundraising community for raising enough money to bring his wife home

Kirsty and Adam Maxwell pictured on their wedding day
Kirsty and Adam Maxwell pictured on their wedding day

Graeme Murray

The husband of a woman who died following a hen party in Spain has thanked her friends for raising more than £30,000 (€35,300) to bring her body home.

The fundraising page was set up by a friend to bring home the body of Kirsty Maxwell from Livingston, West Lothian.

She died on Saturday April 29 in the popular tourist area of Benidorm after travelling to the seaside destination.

A British man had been arrested over her death, but was later released by Spanish authorities.

The crowdfunder was set up by her friend Carolynn Simpson and initially had a target of £10,000, but it has since raised more than three times that amount with pledges received for £30,940.

Her friends' generosity prompted Kirsty's husband Adam Maxwell to respond on the JustGiving page saying he would "never stop missing her."

He said: "I cannot thank you all enough for helping me and the family get our beautiful girl home.

"The amount of support shown is a true testament to Kirsty's character and how many people's lives she touched. I know anyone that has come into contact with Kirsty over the years would struggle not to love and adore her.

"Kirsty was my wife, my best friend and my world. I will never stop missing her."

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office said: "We are supporting the family of British woman following her death on April 29."

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