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Thousands raised in memory of Ramsgate man Marc Wood after tragic death

By KentOnline reporter

A fundraiser set up in memory of a "loving family man" has topped £2,000 just four days after his death.

Marc Wood tragically died on Wednesday, May 8, in Dumpton Park Drive, Ramsgate, despite the best efforts of paramedics.

His death comes just four months before his son is due to be born and his brother-in-law to be has set up a fundraising effort to build his and his partner's dream home.

Morethan £2,000 has been raised in memory of Marc Wood (10147349)
Morethan £2,000 has been raised in memory of Marc Wood (10147349)

On a Go Fund Me page Mr Wood is described as "intellectual, handsome, hilarious and charismatic".

His fiancee's brother wrote: "I have spent the last 48 hours glued to my sister, experiencing her pain with her.

"She and I both want to fulfil Marc’s dream of building his family home and completing his work.

"Every penny raised will be put toward their future and as her youngest brother I urge all my supporters to gang together and help me and my family at this desperate time of need. I love you all."

A fundraising target of £7,000 has been set with £2,700 being raised already. If you would like to donate then please click here.

Police officers and paramedics were called to Dumpton Park Drive on Wednesday.

Calls were made to the emergency services just after lunchtime following concerns for a man, aged in his 30s.

Mr Wood's death is not being treated as suspicious and his next of kin have been told.

A police spokesman said: "Kent Police was called following concerns regarding a man at a property in Dumpton Park Drive, Ramsgate, at 1.28pm on Wednesday, May 8.

"The South East Coast Ambulance Service also attended where a man in his 30s was confirmed dead.

"His next of kin are aware.

"The death is not being treated as suspicious and a report is being prepared for the coroner."

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