Donations flow in to help family of tragic boy who drowned on holidays

Donations flow in to help family of tragic boy who drowned on holidays
Avery Greene (4) from Mallow in Co Cork who died during a family holiday at the Aldeas de Aguamarina Villas in Cabo Roig, on the Costa Blanca, Spain.

MORE than €19,000 has been raised through a Gofundme page for the Greene family who lost their little boy Avery in a tragic pool accident while on holidays in Spain on Monday, August 12.

The fundraiser, set up by Steve O’Herlihy, raised money from over 350 donations in a single day.

Writing on the fundraiser, Mr O’Herlihy said: “It has been an absolutely heartbreaking week for the family of beautiful little Avery Greene.

“To grieve the loss of their little one following this tragic accident is difficult enough without the added financial pressure the family is now facing in bringing their boy home.

“Funds raised will go towards helping to alleviate the huge financial burden of medical costs involved, as well as facilitating the final journey home for Avery and his family.

Avery Greene (4) from Mallow
Avery Greene (4) from Mallow

“Any additional funds raised will be donated to the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust, who have been invaluable support during this time.” 

Speaking to The Echo, Mr O’Herlihy said that the main priority of the family was getting Avery’s body back to Cork.

Reacting to the outpouring of support and condolences shown to the family in light of their tragedy, Mr O’Herlihy said the family would like to express their enormous gratitude and thanks for the overwhelming generosity of the people of Cork.

Avery was on holidays with his mother, Amanda, grandfather and two sisters when the incident occurred. 

The boy’s father, Eric, was due to fly out to spend the rest of the holiday with the family.

The child was discovered face down in a pool at the Aldeas del Aguamarina resort in Cabo Roig near Alicante just after 8am Irish time on Monday morning, August 12.

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