Editor’s note: The following was posted to GoFundMe by Connor Quinn after the passing of his friend. His post has been lightly edited.
Charlotte Louise Cope, my close friend and colleague was tragically taken too soon at the young age of 23 on April 13, 2020.
A very promising and proud South Wales paramedic adored by all who knew her, she had carried the weight of the world on her small shoulders in silence for far too long.
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Her heart warming nature could be felt by everyone in her presence to which she was completely oblivious, this made her all the more special. I think I am speaking on behalf of all her friends and colleagues when I say we are heartbroken and devastated and we all miss and love you so much.
To her she was just another ordinary girl, but to us she was that one little bit of happiness and cheer we are often looking for within the ambulance service especially at these unpredictable times.
I am asking colleagues, friends and the public to please try and give generously to help raise money to cover funeral costs and to support a grieving family through an extremely difficult time. Especially as we will be unable to attend due to the current pandemic.
I understand these are financially hard times and there are lots of other fundraisers currently running but even the smallest of donation will be appreciated.