Campaign launched to bring home Charmain

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An online campaign has raised just under £2,000 in a matter of days to repatriate the body of an Arbroath woman who died in Ghana.

Charmain Adusah, nee Speirs, was found dead on March 20, by hotel staff in her room in Koforidua in the African state.

It is understood that the 41-year-old was pregnant at the time of her death and that her husband, Eric Isaiah Adusah (28), an evangelical preacher, is being held by Ghanaian police.

A fund was set up on Sunday on the website www.gofundme.com by Charmain’s friend Julie Gall to bring her body home for burial and at the time of printing more than 80 people had contributed to raise just over £1,700.

A total of £6,000 has been set to bring home the former NHS radiography assistant’s body.

Julie said: “I am raising funds on behalf of the family of my dear friend Charmain Speirs whose life was cruelly taken whilst visiting Ghana, she was three months pregnant.

“We need to raise a fair bit of money to be able to support her family in bringing her body back to Scotland and lay her to rest at home.

“Any money left over will go to the family to help towards her funeral cost. If there is any money remaining it will be put into a trust for her son.”

Julie continued: “On behalf of myself and Charmain’s family we would like to say how amazed we are for the amount that has been raised since Sunday and we are grateful to all who have donated in the last few days. Words cannot thank everyone enough for all their efforts and I’m so proud of our wee town.”

Anyone wishing to donate to the fund should visit the website http://www.gofundme.com/r4ckp8s

For those who are an unable to donate online, cash donations are being accepted by Tracey McCulloch at the Sun Studio, 135 High Street, Arbroath.