Tracey was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and incredible friend to all of us. A truly lovely human who would do anything for her friends and family. Her warmth and hospitality to everyone, even people she had just met for the first time, were legendary and there wasn’t a person alive who could maintain their composure or a straight face once that infectious laugh of hers broke out.
Her unexpected death in Bulgaria on Thursday 26th January has been a huge shock to everyone. The initial medical/coroner costs in Bulgaria, the expense of repatriation and funeral arrangements will be an enormous financial burden.
In order to bring Tracey home and enable all her family and friends to say farewell, we are asking that - in lieu of flowers or cards at her funeral - a contribution be made to gather the necessary funding. As part of this process a fundraising page has been set up at Chuffed.org which we consider to be the most ethical and fee-considerate of the crowdfunding organisations.
Additionally however, the best method would be to donate via Paypal’s “Friends and Family” to [email protected] – this won't incur any charges so will maximise your donation.
If you are contributing via Paypal please do label your transaction with "For Tracey" and a message for the family if you wish so the family can thank you for your kindness and generosity, and also that we can update the fundraising page with details of the offline contributions.
Any funds remaining after the funeral expenses have been covered will be be split between the following Bulgarian and U.K charities:
Bulgaria: Sonia Garnett and Linda Shock who work tirelessly to raise funds to rescue and spay stray animals
U.K: A Crohn's charity that *does not* test on animals; the Fibromyalgia Association
** Please Note: we will ensure that charities donated to do not test on animals**