THousands of euros have been raised for the Make-A-Wish charity in honour of tragic kayaker Brita Waters who died in Kerry last weekend.
Ms Waters, who was an avid kayaker, was involved in a fatal incident on the River Roughty in Kilgarvan last Sunday.
Make-A-Wish is a children’s charity, which grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.
On the fundraising page, set up by her friends, it said: “To honour her memory, her friends would like to raise some much-needed funds for this great cause that meant so much to her.”
Brita was described on the page as “the kindest, most giving and special person” who was the centre of all the fun times.
“She was the rock that held us together in hard times,” the post said.
“She touched the lives of so many people and truly made a difference. Whether it was through her job as a social worker and attachment specialist, volunteering in Africa, for ALONE or Make-A-Wish, she was loved by whoever met her and helped so many.
“We were blessed to have her in our lives and forever in our memories.”
Brita, who is originally from Dungarvan, had spent some time in Dublin and had been a member of the Lir Canoe Club there, as well as being a member of the Phoenix Kayak Club here in Cork.
Following the news of her death, the Phoenix Kayak Club posted on Facebook to say they were shocked and saddened by the loss of their member Brita Waters.
“We offer our condolences to Brita’s partner Martin, their family and friends and also our thoughts to those kayaking with her on Sunday last.
“We extend our sympathies to paddlers and friends in Lir Canoe Club with whom Brita kayaked in recent years.”
The Phoenix Kayak Club is opening a book of condolence for Brita today at their clubhouse on the Lee Road.
“Our clubhouse will be open today from 4.30pm to 9pm for those wishing to sign a book of condolence. May she rest in peace.”
To contribute to the fundraising page log onto: https://give.everydayhero.com/ie/in-memory-of-brita-waters