Community support for Courage family raises over €1,000 in under 48 hours

By Maurice Garvey

A FUND to support the family of a Ballyfermot man who passed away this week, has raised over €1,000 in 48 hours.

Kenneth Courage (25), was well known around Ballyfermot, and passed away on Sunday, after battling a long illness.

Kenneth Courage

Members of the community started up a Go Fund Me page on Monday “to help his wonderful parents and family to give Kenneth the best send-off possible.”

A post on social media said they wanted the community get behind the Courage family at this very difficult time both “sympathetically and financially.”

Kenneth’s brother Keith posted a tribute to his brother on Legends of Ballyer RIP, saying “the Legend took his last breath today after a long illness.”

“He battled on as much as he could but couldn’t go any further – rest in peace bro – love you loads,” said Keith.

Over 200 tributes flowed in for Kenneth of the Legends of Ballyer page, many citing him as a “lovely young man.”

A funeral service took place for Kenneth on Wednesday at St Matthews Church.

He is survived by his mother Julie, father Charlie, brother Keith, sister Alison, extended family and friends.

To make a donation on the Go Fund me page, visit www.gofundme.com/mcwc558s 

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