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Can you help Kevin Almond’s family?

The family of a tragic dad-of eight who died in a motorbike accident has been forced to turn to social media for help after struggling to pay their bills.

Herne Bay community stalwart Kevin Almond, 55, died last September in a motorbike accident on the A20, but did not leave a will.

Hundreds turned out at the funeral for the popular hairdresser, which saw friends from his Morris Men group dancing in his honour.

But now his wife Kay and her four children need help to pay the mortgage on their home in Herne Bay. A fundraising page on Go Fund Me has already been shared more than 2,000 times. In a statement on the website, Kay said:

“My husband was self employed. He worked as a hairdresser for over 40 years, working tirelessly to support himself and his family. Suddenly and unexpectedly we have found ourselves with little income and countless number of bills that require paying. Like so many couples we had discussed making a will but never got around to actually doing it.

Our lives have been turned upside down. In order to stay in our family home I need to raise a hefty mortgage but because of my circumstances I do not fulfil lenders requirements. This is my last hope to try and keep some part of our children’s lives ‘normal’. They’ve lost their Dad, now they face losing the only home they’ve known with him.”

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