Memorial funds set up for Louisa families

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Two online memorial funds have been set up to support the families of the crew of the ‘Louisa’ fishing vessel which sank off Mingulay on Saturday, April 9th.

The first in support of all the crew is hosted on the go fund me website at: https://www.gofundme.com/akynkayc

Details on the page say: “Following the devastating tragedy of LOUISA going down on 9/3/16, and losing two crewmen, one still missing and one recovering, I’d really like to set up this fund for all of the families who are involved and suffering at this awful time.

“It has hit the Western Isles hard, as well as the rest of Scotland and further afield.

“My thoughts are with the owners of Louisa also, who were not aboard at the time.

“Feel free to donate as much or as little as you’d like.

“The funds will go towards burials for the boys and help the families who are having to go through this very very sad time. RIP boys.”

So far the fund has raised £4,865.

Another fund has also been set up in memory of Chris Morrison. His fund so far has raised £9,365. If you wish to donate to the fund go to: www.gofundme.com/c2yxeh2k