AN urgent appeal has been launched to bring a Jersey mother who fell ill suddenly while visiting family on a holiday in South Africa back to the Island.
Family and friends of Angela Scott have launched a GoFundMe appeal after learning that the costs of repatriation could be more than £75,000.
The appeal was launched by her partner, ICU nurse Suzette Jansen Van Rensburg, and two of her friends, Clare McConomy and Rachel Martins.
The appeal says: ‘Angela is a local lady who works in the care industry. She is well-loved girl with lots of friends, so we are hoping to get as much help for her as possible. After a holiday visiting family, she became unwell and was admitted to the hospital. Unfortunately, Angela got worse and is in intensive care on a ventilator and very sick. Her family needs her home in Jersey; she has a young daughter who needs her mum close.’
Within 48 hours £10,435 has been raised by 229 supporters of the appeal. A dog walk from Le Braye, where she walks her dog, Kiki, has been planned for 23 October to raise more funds, and Ms Van Rensburg has flown out to South Africa to be with her.
The GoFundMe page added: ‘Angela’s partner, Suzette, is one of our fantastic ICU nurses here in Jersey, and after years of looking [out] for the sickest Islanders and saving countless lives, she now needs our help.
‘The medical repatriation costs are likely huge, so any amount we can raise will help; however little you have, every penny will count. Please help get Angela home to her family.’