Funeral fundraiser set up for Scottish dad who dropped dead just days before Christmas

Relatives of a man who died suddenly just days before Christmas have set up a gofundme page to raise money for his funeral.

Saturday, 26th December 2020, 5:46 pm

Jim Wilkie, from Kirkcaldy, dropped dead unexpectedly on 11 December leaving behind a partner of 19 years, Helen, and their four children.

It is understood the 36-year-old suffered two heart attacks in a row before collapsing and dying suddenly.

Helen’s brother, George Lindsay, and his wife Laura have since set up a fundraiser to help the family cover Jim’s funeral costs following his tragic death.

Jim Wilkie suddenly died just days before Christmas and has left behind his partner Helen and their four children picture: supplied

So far, the gofundme has managed to raise £1,619 raised of a £1,500 target.

Laura said: “It was unexpected and sudden.

"He was a 36-year-old man who suffered two acute heart attacks back to back.

"Helen is 34 and trying to organise a funeral all on her own.

"They have four beautiful kids left without a dad it's just heartbreaking and I will do everything I can to help her.”

A statement on the fundraiser page said: “Helen recently lost her partner of 19 years, Jim Wilkie, unexpectedly and suddenly.

"They have four beautiful children who have been left without their daddy, which is hard enough, but for him to pass away unexpectedly with Christmas just round the corner.

"Jim died at the young age of 36.

"He was a wonderful human who doted on his family.

"He is a only child to a lovely lady called Mary who is suffering with poor health herself so any help at all would be very much appreciated in helping this amazing family out. Thank you.”

To donate, visit the gofundme here

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