OVER £10,000 has been raised in a matter of days for the young family of former Tyrone goalkeeper Jonny Curran.
The former Fianna, Tyrone and Dungannon Swifts keeper died just over two weeks ago after taking ill at his home and rushed to Craigavon Area Hospital.
The death of Mr Curran – who was also widely-known for his successful business JJ Barbers in Dungannon – sent shockwaves across the wider south Tyrone area.
Last week, an online appeal was set up to support Mr Curran’s partner Clodagh and young sons Neasan and Darsai. By Friday afternoon, the
total amount raised had passed £10,000.
“As we have had such an outpouring of love from the community, far and wide we thought it fitting to set up this page as a way for people to pay their respects to Jonny and to provide financial support for the boys and Clodagh over the coming months,” read the appeal.
“Jonny’s energy and humour was unmatched, his positivity spread to everyone who had the pleasure of being in his company.
“Jonny was a loving, selfless father and partner who worked tirelessly to provide for his family. Jonny may not be here in person but his memory will live on in Clodagh and their boys.
“We are overwhelmed with the generous contributions already made, please know that every ounce of support is truly appreciated.”
By Sunday, the ‘Support For Jonny’s Boys’ on the ‘GoFundMe’ website had raised almost £12,000.
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