A FUNDRAISING page has been created to help pay for the funeral of Reece Platt-May – the father of Coventry brothers Corey and Casper who were killed in February.
He was found dead in a hotel room in Corfu, Greece last week (May 17).
West Midlands Police said his death was not being treated as suspicious and offered condolences to the family after the tragic news.
Reece was grieving the loss of his sons Corey, aged six, and Casper, aged two, who were killed after being hit by a car on February 22 in Longfellow Road, Coventry.
The GoFundMe page was created yesterday and is aiming to raise £6,000 for Reece’s funeral costs.
It has reached nearly £500 in just 15 hours.
Ashley Jobburn, who started the page, wrote: “The Platt-May family has experienced the biggest tragedy over the past few months.
“Losing both Corey and Casper has left the family torn and forever in pieces.
“For Reece this pain was unbearable, all he could think was my ‘boys are alone’.
“In this second tragedy for the family it has left them with a third funeral to plan.
“I’m asking for just a little help for Louise (Reece’s partner) and her boys, to lift that final burden of funeral costs.
“It is with a heavy heart I ask you to support this family once again during this month of mental health awareness, and ask to donate for the funeral of a husband, a friend and an ABSOLUTELY doting father.”
Robert Brown was last month convicted of the brothers’ death. He was nine times over the limit for drug-driving under the influence of cocaine.
Brown, 53, of Attwood Crescent, Wyken, Coventry, also pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified, having no insurance and driving otherwise than in accordance with his licence.
Reece and his partner, Louise, following Brown’s controversial nine year sentence, had called for him to receive a life term and appealed to the government to introduce tougher sentences for driving offences.
As we reported, Reece’s sister Chelsea Platt-May released a heartbreaking tribute to her brother last week and revealed he had been suffering with depression.
To donate to the page visit: www.gofundme.com/reece-plattmay-funeral-costs