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Help send homeless man who died in tragic fire back home for funeral

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The daughter of a homeless man has launched an appeal to bring her father after he was killed in a huge fire in Chinatown in Manchester.

His daughter simply wants her father brought back home to Ireland so he can be buried.

James was also known as ‘Popeye’ tragically died in the Blaze which broke out on November 25th alongside another homeless man known as ‘Uncle Albert’.

The pair had been sleeping rough within the building when the fire broke out.

Now his daughter who has not seen him for many years Leighann Kay has set up a GoFundMe page to ‘Bring James Home’.

She said his family are wanting to bring his body back to Ireland to be buried, and is appealing for help to raise the €2,000 needed to do this.

Leighann wrote: “Sadly my father James aka Shea, also known in Manchester as ‘Popeye’, passed away in England.

“As all his family lives in Ireland we want him home, to bring him back we need the money upfront which is €2,000.

“Unfortunately we haven’t got it so we’re appealing to anybody to please help if you can every donation is appreciated. Help spread the word!”

Leighann’s appeal has already raised €170. If you would like to offer your support please visit www.gofundme.com/xn-bring-james-home .

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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood
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