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So grateful GoFundMe for young dad killed in Kildare workplace accident raises almost €12,000

Donatas Jokubauskas (32) died following the tragedy at an industrial plant in Rathangan

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The fundraiser was set up to help Laura, pictured here with Donatas. Picture GoFundMe

The fundraiser was set up to help Laura, pictured here with Donatas. Picture GoFundMe

The fundraiser was set up to help Laura, pictured here with Donatas. Picture GoFundMe

A fundraiser set up for a young dad who died in a workplace accident in Kildare last week has nearly reached its goal. 

Donatas Jokubauskas (32) who died on Monday, May 31 following the tragedy at an industrial plant in Rathangan, leaves behind his wife Laura, and one child.

An appeal that was launched on behalf of Laura to help cover the funeral costs has raised nearly €12,000 of a €13,000 goal.

It is hoped that the money raised will help bring Donatas home to Lithuania where the couple are from.

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Tragic Donatas and wife Laura

Tragic Donatas and wife Laura

Tragic Donatas and wife Laura

The appeal set up by Stepping Stones Creche reads: "We at Stepping Stones Creche in Newbridge are fundraising following the tragic work-related death of our friend and colleague Laura's 32-year-old husband Donatas Jokubauskas, who tragically lost his life on Monday 31st of May,” it states on the GoFundMe page.

"Donatas and Laura have a one-year-old son and are both Lithuanian.

"Laura intends to bring her beloved husband back to Lithuania for burial.

"Of course, the costs of this is a lot so we are appealing for help, any amount big or small would be greatly appreciated.

"Many thanks, all at Stepping Stones.

"Any money raised that isn’t used for funeral expenses for Donatas will be used to help Laura with her personal expenses at this time."

The Health and Safety Authority is conducting a probe into Donatas' death.

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In a recent update, the organisers thanked people for their donations.

“Wow. We just keep receiving donations and we are so so grateful for every single euro we have made so far,” the updates reads. “We are praying for Laura to give her strength to get through tomorrow and the weeks ahead.

"No doubt it will be tough but we will support Laura as much as we possibly can. We love you Laura, and Arijus."

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