Donations to help a critically-ill Sheffield grandmother stranded in a hospital abroad have doubled in just 24 hours.
Angela Noriega, aged 57, of Manor Top, fell into a diabetic coma while on a girls’ weekend away in Benidorm earlier this month.
Since The Star published her family’s appeal yesterday to raise money to charter a special medical flight home, donations have topped £5,000.
Stepdaughter Stephanie-Louise Pierce said her family had been ‘overwhelmed’ by the response with money sent from friends, family and strangers.
She said: “We have been overwhelmed with donations so far and how generous people have been. The family would like to thank every person who has taken the time to share and donate.
“We have now reached over £5,000 in less than 48 hours. Thank you so much to everyone involved.”
The family has been quoted between £18,550 and £26,440 to charter a special medical flight home, but also need help with flights and basic accommodation.
n Anyone wishing to donate should go to the ‘Get Angela Home’ page at www. gofundme.com/7d67q88k