Appeal bid to bring tragic Kay home

Kay and Ben Flitcroft

Kay and Ben Flitcroft

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The family of a woman who tragically died just days after arriving on a Mediterranean holiday are appealing for help to bring her body home.

Kay Flitcroft was on her way home after a night out during her holiday in Menorca when it is thought she fell 30ft from a wall on Friday night.

She died at 11.30pm on Saturday after being airlifted to a hospital on the neighbouring island, Mallorca.

Today her distraught husband Ben has made an emotional appeal for help to return her body as the couple did not have travel insurance, and to help pay for her funeral.

“It’s going to cost us £7,500 for the repatriation and funeral costs,” he said.

“Any help towards that which anyone can offer will be massively appreciated.”

Mrs Flitcroft’s best friend Louise Gamble is organising the appeal, and said any excess funds would be donated to the Red Cross which offered aid to the family during the ordeal.

She said: “We really just want to get Kay home.

“Other families might be in the same situation, and so the Red Cross needs all the support it can get. The family really appreciates the help it gave them.”

A Facebook page has been set up, and already £1,000 has been donated.

Mr Flitcroft, of Fenber Avenue, South Shore, said: “People have been asking how they can help, and we decided the best thing was for them to 
donate.”

The community close to Mrs Flitcroft, 30, is still reeling from the tragedy.

Jim Keefe, headmaster as AKS in Lytham, formerly Arnold School, where Mrs Flitcroft was a pupil, said: “The school community was saddened and shocked to hear the tragic news of Kay’s death.

“Kay is remembered here with tremendous fondness, and our condolences and thoughts are with her husband Ben and her family.”

Visit www.facebook.com/rememberkay.