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Friends kickstart fundraising drive after Irish woman seriously injured in China

Lydia Daly-Shorten was involved in an accident in Guangdong on Saturday.

lydia Source: Gofundme

A CROWDFUNDING DRIVE has been initiated for the family of an Irish woman who was badly hurt in an accident in China on Saturday.

Lydia Daly-Shorten, from Celbridge, Co Kildare, reportedly suffered a bad fall in the incident in Guangdong in the early hours of 30 July.

Now a Gofundme page has been set up by Lydia’s friends to help her parents travel to see their daughter as soon as possible.

Lydia had travelled to China in February to teach English in Guangdong.

So far the fundraising page has reached €9,700 of its €10,000 goal.

lydia2 Source: Facebook

The introduction to the page says that Lydia is now “stable and recovering” but that her family “are of course desperately worried for her”.

This fund donates its proceedings to Lydia and her family.
Separated by such a vast distance, we cannot help but feel helpless when the unimaginable happens to someone we dearly value and love.

The Department of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that it is aware of the situation and is providing consular assistance to Lydia’s family.

The gofundme page raising funds for Lydia can be found here.

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