Family launch fundraiser after mum dies in tragic Christmas Day fall
Mother-of-two, 51, falls to her death from fourth-floor London flat on Christmas morning after struggling to find a job for eight months due to the pandemic
- Sharon Anne Daly-O’Dwyer was spending Christmas with family in apartment
- The 51-year-old, from Shepherd’s Bush, west London, fell from the fourth-floor
- Family members have set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for her funeral
- They say Ms Daly O’Dwyer was a barmaid but lost job in March due to pandemic
A mother-of-two died after falling from a fourth-floor flat on Christmas morning, hours after opening presents with her children.
Sharon Anne Daly-O’Dwyer, 51, had been spending Christmas Day with her family at her apartment in Shepherd’s Bush, west London, when she fell to her death.
Family say the barmaid, who had lost her job during the pandemic and had struggled to find another for eight months, had left the room to ‘go for a smoke in her dressing gown’.
After hearing Ms Daly-O’Dwyer fall, family members rushed downstairs to help.
They called paramedics after finding her unresponsive, but ambulance crews were unable to save her.
Her heartbroken daughter, Taylor, 22, told the Mirror: ‘She was really happy with her presents.
Sharon Anne Daly-O’Dwyer, 51, had been spending Christmas Day with her family at her apartment in Shepherd’s Bush, west London, when she fell to her death
Family say the barmaid, who had lost her job during the pandemic and had struggled to find another for eight months, had left the room to ‘go for a smoke in her dressing gown’. Pictured: Sharon with her son Drew Daly
‘She said she was going to go back to bed before making dinner but would just have a cigarette.
‘We were inside for two minutes when we heard a bang. I ran down to try and help her but it was pretty obvious she had died, she wasn’t breathing and her eyes were open.’
Taylor, who described Sharon as ‘the best mum’, said she had no idea how the fall had happened.
The heartbroken family have now set up a fundraising page to help pay for Ms Daly-O’Dwyer’s funeral.
The GoFundMe page, which was set up yesterday on behalf of her son Taylor Daly, has already raised more than £7,000 pounds.
On the page, the family said: ‘It’s with such a heavy heart and eyes full of tears I’m having to even begin writing this.
The heartbroken family have now set up a fundraising page to help pay for Ms Daly-O’Dwyer’s funeral
‘I am appealing to all friends, family and everyone who’s heart Sharon touched, or anyone’s pint she pulled.
‘We are raising as much money as we can to help Taylor and Drew and the rest of her family pay for a beautiful send off and funeral she deserves.’
‘Sharon was such a beautiful, fun, loving and amazing woman, everyone who knew her, loved her and always had such a good time with her!
‘We can’t even put into words what the world will be like without her and her beautiful children and grandson will continue her memory and make her even more proud than they have already.
‘Sharon I love you like a second mum and will always do everything I can for Taylor and Drew.’
Family say Ms Daly-O’Dwyer was a barmaid and ‘the life and soul of pubs’ in Shepherd’s Bush. They said she had lost her job as a result of the pandemic in March and had been struggling to find work ever since.
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