A GRIEVING family have expressed their gratitude after thousands of euro was raised to bring home a young Irish woman who died in Australia this week.
Amy Gill, 23, from Claremorris, Co. Mayo, died in a two-car collision in Melbourne on Wednesday as she made her way to work.
It was only her second day at work, having spent a few weeks travelling after arriving in Australia with her best friend in January to begin a new life Down Under.
A GoFundMe page set up on Friday by her cousins to cover repatriation costs said her devastated family ‘will not rest until they have Amy back home in Ireland’.
Just two days in, the campaign has now raised almost three times its €15,000 goal.
Posting an update on the page, Leanne Gill told supporters: “From the very bottom of our hearts we cannot even begin to express our sincere thanks to each and every one of you who has donated so far.
“We never believed we would reach our target. Not to mention within a few hours. We are blown away.
“This hopefully has covered the cost of Amy’s flight home.”
With the family unsure of the costs of repatriation, donations are still being accepted, with the additional funds to be used for Amy’s funeral.
“We will keep you all updated when we find out more details in the coming days,” added Leanne.“Meanwhile please continue to share. And again thank you so much xxx.”
You can donate to the Bring Amy Home GoFundMe campaign by clicking here.