Jack Grealish has donated £5,000 to the family of his late friend, Shawn Francis. Shawn, a devoted Aston Villa fan and season-ticket holder, passed away suddenly at the age of 29, leaving behind his pregnant partner, Danielle, and their unborn child.
In response to Shawn’s passing, a donation page was set up by Andrew Inwood to support the family during this difficult time.
The page has already exceeded its initial target of £20,000, thanks in part to Grealish’s generous donation.
Shawn’s passing has left his loved ones heartbroken, as evidenced by the emotional tribute posted on Grealish’s Instagram page.
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The tribute speaks to the profound impact that Shawn had on those around him, describing him as “the most caring, loving, honest, and fun person who deserved more from life.”
The tribute goes on to say that Shawn’s legacy will live on through his unborn child, who will always know how special and amazing his daddy was.
“Words will never measure the joy and love you brought us all and, until we meet again, love you. Rest in heavenly paradise, you have gone home to your mom and dad now. Love you always our angel.”
Andrew Inwood, who set up a donation page to help the family, posted:
“We are all devastated by this loss, but our focus now is on supporting his family during this very difficult time.
We cannot imagine the pain his family must be feeling, knowing that Danielle will soon bring their son into the world without Shawn by her side.
“It breaks all of our hearts to think about the challenges that lie ahead for them, and we want to do everything we can to ease their burden.
The family’s pain and grief are palpable, and Grealish’s donation, along with the outpouring of support from the community, will undoubtedly help to ease their burden.
It is heartening to see public figures like Grealish use their platform and resources to support those in need, especially during such trying times.
It serves as a reminder that even small acts of kindness can make a significant difference in the lives of others.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to Shawn’s family and friends during this difficult time. May they find comfort in the love and support of their community, and may Shawn’s memory continue to live on through those who knew and loved him.