Over £30,000 raised to support families of missing fishermen

(Last Updated On: November 25, 2020)

An online fundraiser set up to support those affected by the tragic sinking of Brixham fishing vessel Joanna C has raised over £30,000.

The GoFundMe appeal was launched on November 22 by local man and former fisherman Tony Rowe.

One man, skipper Dave Bickerstaff was rescued by RNLI after being found clinging to a lifebouy after the vessel sank off the East Sussex Coast on Saturday morning. The body of Adam Harper was recovered by divers on Monday. Another man, Robert Morley is still missing despite an extensive search by RNLI, Coastguard crews and other fishing vessels.

Tony said on the GoFundMe page: “I’m raising money in aid of Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen (The) so they can distribute to help all those affected.

“Our prayers are with those directly involved and the wider community who all have been affected in some way.”

You can find the fundraising page here.

Candles have been lit and tributes have been left at the man and boy statue in Brixham.

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