Generous Souls Unite to Raise a Whopping £10k for Zimbabwean Mother Who Drowned In Bermuda
Generous well-wishers from around the globe have pitched in and raised over £10,000 for a Zimbabwean mother of three who died recently after drowning in Bermuda. Amanda “Pinky” Chibwe was on holiday in Bermuda when the tragic incident occurred.
News of the 31-year-old’s death from drowning was confirmed by her sister Denia Chibwe.
Denia launched a GoFundMe fundraiser for the repatriation of Amanda’s body from Bermuda to the UK.
Narrating the terrible circumstances, Denia wrote,
“My name is Denia Chibwe, I am the sister of Amanda. Today words fail me as I have tragically lost a beautiful vibrant soul, my one and only sister.
“Amanda travelled abroad on holiday and sadly drowned. Help came but she later died in hospital. She has left her beautiful 3 children.
“We want to raise funds to have her body repatriated from Bermuda to the UK. Our wish is have her home back to us where she belongs.
“We really would appreciate any help as I know she touched so many lives with her kindness, laughter and her caring soul.
“My family and I thank you in advance.”
Denia launched the GoFundMe fundraiser intending to raise £10,000 for the repatriation of her sister’s body.
The family’s appeal touched the hearts of many, and in less than one week, well-wishers had raised and met the £10,000 target.
Many comments expressed their shock and grief at the death and offered words of comfort to the Chibwe family.
One commenter wrote: ‘Amanda, you were such a genuine girl, I have nothing bad to say about you.
‘Realest of many, very sweet with a loving spirit, I will remember you always like this.
‘Condolences to your family and friends especially.’
How Did Amanda Drown?
Amanda – who was known as Pinky – was pulled from the water at Southlands beach in Warwick on the Caribbean island at around 4.45 pm last Friday.
She was rushed to the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital hospital by ambulance but pronounced dead a short time later.