Garstang rallies in memory of woman who died on the M6

Posted on - 30th April, 2024 - 8:37pm | Author - | Posted in - Garstang, Preston News, Roads, Transport, Wyre News
Mandy Holmes died on the M6 last week Pic: Tracy Davies/Justgiving

A fundraising page in memory of a mother and wife who died after an incident on the M6 has been set up to support her grieving family.

Mandy Holmes, 50, was pronounced dead at the scene on the motorway at Barnacre to the north of Junction 32.

Emergency services were called to a bridge over the M6 at 3.25pm on Tuesday 23 April.

A JustGiving page launched in order to raise money for Mandy’s husband Bob and 12-year-old daughter to help with funeral costs has exceeded the £3,000 target.

Family friend Tracy Davies has set up the page. She said: “Just a few months ago, Bob buried both of his parents, and now, he faces another devastating blow. His beloved wife, Mandy, has tragically taken her own life, leaving Bob heartbroken and struggling to afford her funeral.

“Bob’s grief is overwhelming. Losing his parents was already a heavy burden, and now, he must navigate the painful process of saying goodbye to his wife, all while grappling with financial strain and supporting his 12-year-old daughter Jessica.

“As friends, family, and compassionate strangers, we have the chance to lighten the load during this dark time. Your donation, no matter the size, will directly contribute to covering the costs of Mandy’s funeral, offering Bob some relief as he navigates this profound sorrow”

She finished by saying: “Let’s stand together with Bob, showing him that he is not alone in his grief. Your kindness and generosity will make a meaningful difference in his journey toward healing.”

More than 175 people have donated so far to the Justgiving page.

Mandy’s funeral is due to take place on Saturday 15 May at 12.30pm with further details due to be confirmed shortly.

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