A FAMILY from Chipping Sodbury have started a fundraising page to financially support a dad-of-two after his wife sadly passed away of multiple organ failure.

Nikki Chilcott and her sister Terri Young, launched the Gofundme page with a target of £2,000 to help support their father. As a self-employed driving instructor, dad, Dave Young, currently has no income.

Dave, lost his wife Sheree Young, after she passed away peacefully on Thursday after a lifelong battle with congenital heart disease.

Her conditioned started to deteriorate in November 2017 and doctors gave her four years to live.

Sheree was a patient at heart specialist hospital, the Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge. In July she was given the devastating news that she would not be able to receive a vital double organ transplant.

On Monday, August 3, Sheree went home to be with her family and sadly four days later, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family.

Dave’s daughters started the go fund me page in attempt to ease the financial burden. The funds will help towards mortgage payments, household bills and providing for his two young sons.

Their initial target was surpassed within 12 hours and the family have been ‘overwhelmed by the generosity of strangers.’ The target has now been raised to £5,000.

Nikki said: “Sheree was the bravest person we have ever known. Never once complained about her condition even when her condition was deteriorating.

“She was a loving caring mother who would have done anything for her boys.

“At the moment they are taking each day as it comes.

“He cannot put into words just how much he misses her. Him and the boys have lots of happy memories to look back on which have made them laugh and cry.”

Terri added “Our dad is absolutely overwhelmed with peoples generosity even from strangers, It’s unbelievable.”

To donate go to gf.me/u/ypj82u

In Sheree’s name, 10 per cent of the total raised will be donated to the British Heart Foundation