Fundraising appeal for man found dead at Southport’s Scarisbrick hotel


Photo: James Fagan

Fundraising appeal for man found dead at Southport‘s Scarisbrick hotel

A fundraising page set up in memory of a 25-year-old man found dead in a Southport hotel room has thousands of pounds in just 16 hours.

Police were called to the Scarisbrick Hotel on Tuesday afternoon after staff raised concerns about a guest who had not been seen for several days. The body of James Fagan was then discovered in a room.

Body of man found in Southport hotel room

A fundraising page set up to pay for Mr Fagan’s funeral has since raised £2,650 in just 17 hours, smashing the £2,000 target.

The moving message on the fundraising page that was set up by Mr Fagan’s best friend Michael Meyler, read: “My life long friend James Fagan was battling many deamons in his short but problematic life, we was friends since we was around 3 years of age,we grew up together in various kids homes in Liverpool, he has no family and only a few friends. He tried his hardest to deal with the life he had been dealt but unfortunately he was unable to overcome all that had been thrown at him and sadly decided this life was not for him. If we cannot raise money he will only receive a local authority funeral, he deserves so much more than that and I am asking use to support us in giving him a funeral any young person would deserve, please help us and help spread the word.

Help spread the word!”


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