There's not really much anyone can say at the moment as I know we are all completely devastated.
This fund is to assist the repatriation and funeral expenses for our friend Danielle who was tragically taken from us all too soon this week.
At the moment the family have the Irish embassy, the British embassy, the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust and many close friends working hard on the arrangements to take her home.
The Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust have been brilliant and cover most arrangements and expenses, so basically this fundraiser is to help her family with the added costs of having someone with her when she returns and to give her the send off she deserves.
There is nothing I need to say about Danielle as anyone who knew her, knew that she was a beautiful and kind hearted, funny young lady who loved life and was a loyal and devoted friend, sister and daughter.
They say the brighest stars burn the quickest and no other analogy could describe Danielle's life better, on behalf of her family thanks in advance for the donations and keep on smiling as Danielle would have wanted.
Danielle should begin her journey back around this time tomorrow (2pm Friday 17th) and that can take 4-6 days.
If you know anyone who wanted to donate but isn't on the internet James from Gallagher Meats has been in touch and due to customer requests they are placing a couple of boxes in the shop so you can drop all cash donations off there (Back Road, Buncrana).
Again I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for the donations which has taken additional stress out of the equation, the family are holding up as well as can be expected and will be relieved to have her back on home soil.
Hi My deepest sympathies to all in Buncrana. My daughter lives in your lovely town. Just to tell you that there is a group who help families bring the bodies of their dead close ones home. They pay the costs founded by a man with a northern accent. I heard him speak on RTE Joe Duffy possibly. It might be worth researching his organisation for Danielle.
My heartfelt sympathies to all of Danielle's family and friends. There are no words to describe how you must all feel. So very sorry. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.