Friends raise money for family of Eastbourne man


Friends of an Eastbourne man who died suddenly at home earlier this month are raising money to support his family.

Paul Samson, 59, who worked as a personal chauffeur, lived in Kirkstall Close with his wife Janette and children Luke, Jacey, Lenny, Dan and Kieren.

Friends of Paul and his family are now raising money to help with the cost of his funeral on October 12 at Eastbourne Crematorium.

In a public message, the site’s organiser said, “Paul’s wife, Janette and children are going through the process of arranging and paying for his funeral.

“The loss of a loved one is an emotional and heart-breaking time but unfortunately, also comes at a cost. Now, I know the family have made all the arrangements for a beautiful send-off which is nothing less than our friend deserves.

“We all know, along with his family, that he deserves the best as that is all he ever gave.”

Family friends have written messages of support and at the time of writing, had raised more than £250 in a few short hours.

In a message on the fund-raising site, Dawn and Tony said, “Paul deserves the very best send off, what an amazing man with an equally amazing family, we will miss him so much, love to you all.”

Casey said, “Love you all, you beautiful, loving, caring, amazing individuals.”

Calum said, “Only met Paul a few times a couple of years ago and he always made you feel welcome, made you feel special, qualities that resonate through to Jacey and Luke. True gentleman and a lovely bloke.”

Among those offering their support is Jake West, who lost his own father Gary West earlier this month.

In a message to Paul’s son Luke, Jake said, “I know how hard it is to lose your father. And the importance of giving the best send off possible.

“Never met your Dad, Luke but you’re a good lad so he must have been too. I’ve got £100 here if you or Casey or someone wants to collect it.”

For more tributes to Paul click here

To donate click here

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