A FAMILY’S special tribute to their beloved daughter who lost her battle with mental health has exceeded all their expectations.

Debbie and Steve Cornish  arranged a day of cycling and cakes at Ideford on Saturday (March 18)  as a tribute to Danielle, who was 29 when she lost her life.

The aim was to raise around £500 for the Samaritans to thank them for the help they gave Danielle during her times of greatest need for support.

However the  Justgiving page  has already passed the  £6000 mark, which is much more than both Steve and Debbie ever expected.

‘As a family we are totally devastated and our lives will never be the same but if we can raise much needed funds for The Samaritans it will enable them to help others like Danielle, said Debbie. 

‘Danielle was a huge advocate of the Samaritans and we will be forever grateful for this.’

‘She was a loving cat mum to Travis and filled her time running and volunteering with local groups and played clarinet with The Cardiff wind band. 

‘Sadly Danielle passed away just after her 29th birthday in August last year.’ 

The  Justgiving page is still active and anyone wishing to donate can back the cause at https://www.justgiving.com/page/steve-cornish-1674591469811.