500 people have raised €30k for families of plane crash victims

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500 people have raised €30k for families of plane crash victims
7:38 Wednesday 16th of May 2018

More than 500 kind-hearted donors have so far raised over €30,000 for two victims of the Clonbullogue plane crash.

Neil 'Billy' Bowditch (47) and seven-year-old Kacper Kacprzak died in the incident after witnesses said the aircraft nose-dived into the bog on Sunday afternoon.

An online fundraising campaign has so far raised over €30,000 for their families.

The original fundraising goal of €20,000 has now been doubled to €40,000.

Many people have given small donations of around €20 each - although one person has contributed €520.

The GoFundMe page, set up by friend Allaiouti Hassan, asks people to help the families of Kacper - who lived in Blanchardstown with his family - and Mr Bowditch.

Funeral arrangements are currently being made by both families.

Mr Hassan said: "This is a difficult time for us all.

"I know that our skydiving family and the wider community want to come together and do what we can to support the families affected by this tragic accident.

"I myself have a son the same age as Kacper who loves planes.

"Having met Kacper at the club I know he was such a beautiful boy who would touch anyone’s heart.

"Please everyone let’s support their families at this tragic time.

"Every donation counts, no amount is too small or too big.

"Let’s show these families what they mean to us all.

"Please feel free to share this gofundme page with all your family and friends."

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