Rev Richard Coles calls out fake fundraising page set up for his late partner's funeral

Rev Richard Coles has asked people to ignore a fake fundraising page set up in his late partner's mother's name.

Wednesday, 18th December 2019, 11:15 am
Rev Richard Coles has said a fake fundraising page has been set up in Rev David Coles' mother's name

The vicar of Finedon announced yesterday (Tuesday) that his partner, Rev David Coles, died following a long illness.Rev Richard Coles said today (Wednesday) that a scam fundraising page has been set up in David's mother's name for his funeral.

In a tweet, Mr Coles wrote: "SCAM ALERT someone has set up a gofund page for @RevDavidColes' funeral in his mother's name.

"It is a scam, please ignore."

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Earlier today, Mr Coles had shared a photo of a leaflet produced by KGH titled "What Do You Do Now? Practical Help and Advice following the Death of a Loved One".

He captioned the image and said: "My first full day of day of widowhood beings with #widmin."

Widmin seems to be a play on words of widow and admin.

Mr Coles thanked the teams at KGH in his announcement yesterday and said funeral details would follow.

Many people have been sending Mr Coles well-wishes on Twitter and in community groups on Facebook.

Richard Osman, best known for his role on the show Pointless, said: "So sorry to hear this news Richard. Sending you love and strength for the road ahead."