Ballincollig parents thank the public for their support following the devastating death of five-year-old Emmy

Ballincollig parents thank the public for their support following the devastating death of five-year-old Emmy
Emmey Eckert who died while on holiday with her family in Germany. Pic: Eckert Family - GoFundMe

The parents of Ballincollig child Emmy Eckert have thanked the public for the support they have received following the devastating death of their five-year-old.

Emmy was on holidays with her family, visiting a lake in Germany last week when she went missing. The parents were joined by lifeguards on duty as they searched for their daughter before the young child was found in the water.

The community are now rallying around the family, who are members of the Bible Baptist Church in Ballincollig.

They will be returning to Cork this weekend. 

Posting of a GoFundMe page set up to support the family, Andreas and Darlene said: "We would like to thank you for this wonderful support. It is a blessing to have you all. Love, Andreas and Darlene."

Local pastor Craig Ledbetter described the news as the worst tragedy that the family could experience but added that they have a lot of people in Ballincollig to help them come to terms with their grief.

A Gofundme page has also been set up by a friend of the family, Darren Lauser, who works with Andreas and Darlene in VMWare.

Emmy, the eldest of four children in the family, was a pupil of Scoil Mhuire in Ballincollig, where she was due to start senior infants. 

The young child will be lying in repose at Crowley’s Funeral Home, Ballincollig on Sunday.

Her funeral takes place at 11am on Monday at the Bible Baptist Activity Centre, Unit A, Innishmore Business Park in Ballincollig will be followed by burial at St Oliver’s Cemetery.

The news of Emmy’s death comes days after three-year-old Avery James Greene from Mallow died in Spain while on a family holiday.

The GoFundMe page can be reached here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/g6rzg2-help-my-friend

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