Online appeal launched in support of family of A12 crash victim Mandy Snowling from Ipswich
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An online GoFundMe appeal has been launched in support of an Ipswich mother of six who died following an accident on the A12 last week.
Mandy Snowling, 43, died at the scene of the accident on the A12 near the Copdock Interchange on Friday.
Mrs Snowling leaves behind her husband, Shane Snowling; children Georgina, 22, Jordan, 18 and Louise, 13; step-children Cory, 22, Ryan, 20 and Ellece, 14, and grandchildren Ruben, Lily-May and Noah.
The online fund, launched on Wednesday, hopes to generate funds to help towards Mrs SNowling’s funeral and associated costs and to support her family.
Mr Snowling extended his thanks to everyone who had donated and sent messages of support to his family.
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Speaking to this newspaper after the accident, Mr Snowling described Mandy as his soul mate, who would always have his heart.
“You made me the happiest man alive; you made me who I am today,” he said. “There are no words to say how much I miss you and how broken hearted I am.
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“I wanted to keep you safe forever, but you’ve been taken from me.”
On the GoFundMe page, Mrs Snowling is described as “an amazing friend to everyone she came in contact with”.
It reads: “Mandy always had time to stop and talk and her smile would make your day.
“Shane knew from the moment they met that Mandy was his soul mate and they would be together forever but sadly Mandy passed at the scene, leaving her devastated family behind.
“Please take the time to donate however big or small to Mandy’s Memorial to take some of the financial strain from her grieving family at what can only be described as a very hard time.”
More than £1,100 of the £1,500 target has already been donated. Click here to make a donation.
Emergency services were called to the northbound carriageway of the A12 at around 12.40pm on Friday. The accident involved a red Mazda 6, a black Vauxhall Zafira, a black Toyota Hilux and a blue BMW 320, and two Volvo HGV lorries. The road was closed until around midnight to allow an investigation to take place.
Anyone who witnessed the collision, or recorded the incident on their dash cam, should call police on 101.