Fundraiser set up for wife of Irishman killed in Greek wildfires has raised over €6,300
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Fundraiser set up for wife of Irishman killed in Greek wildfires has raised over €6,300

A DONATION PAGE set up to provide funds to the wife of an Irishman killed in the Greek wildfires last week, has already raised over €6,000.

Brian O’Callaghan-Westropp was one of 91 people who were killed during last weeks deadly wildfires in the town of Mati, Greece.

He died after becoming separated from his wife Zoe Holohan as they escaped the raging inferno.

The couple had just gotten married less than a week beforehand, and were in the area on their honeymoon.

Shortly after news broke of Mr O’Callaghan-Westropp’s death, a GoFundMe page was set up by friends, with a target of raising €5,000.

As of this morning, the current figure stands at €6,380.

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The page reads: “Brian was an amazing man who helped all around him. He volunteered for blood bikes Ireland in between studying the final year of an MBA in National College of Ireland. We as his colleagues in NCI are distraught at this time and like all his friends, colleagues and family are trying to come to terms with this incredible loss.

“Brian’s life was lost too soon and too young, and he leaves a hole in our hearts. We will never forget his larger than life personality, his laughter and spirit that carried us at all times.”

Zoe Holohan is still recovering from minor injuries in hospital in Greece.

There has been no confirmation yet as to when Mr O’Callaghan-Westropp’s body will be returned to Ireland.