A FUNDRAISER for the family of a young mum who died suddenly has almost reached its £5,000 target.

Becky Evans, 35, originally from Elsecar but living in Hoyland, died on May 5.

She had been suffering with an illness - but the family described her death as a ‘shock’.

She has left behind her partner of almost two decades Scott Boothroyd, and her two young children - ten-year-old Evan and Freddie who’s six.

Heartfelt tributes have been paid to a ‘bubbly’ and ‘popular’ mum-of-two.

Her dad, 63-year-old Adrian from Elsecar, said: “It was about three weeks ago when she became unwell. She died on May 5 - her liver and her kidneys were packing in.

“It’s devastating and so hard for everyone at the minute. It’s just such a shock and was so unexpected.”

Adrian said he and the family were planning a family trip to Bridlington on the weekend she died.

“We were supposed to be going to Bridlington that weekend and we’d booked three caravans for the whole family,” he said. “That’s when I got the phone call from Scott.

“We never managed to have that weekend together.”

Described as a woman who everyone loved, her death will leave a massive hole in the lives of everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her.

“She was just so popular and bubbly,” he added. “She’d do anything for anyone. Everybody liked her - she had a great sense of humour.”

The fundraiser set up in Becky’s memory has already raised over £4,600.

The money will be used to support Scott and the children in their time of need.

“I feel so sorry for Scott,” Adrian added. “Nobody expects anything like this to happen to them. Scott won’t be able to get any money from anything because he’s classed as self-employed.

It’s heartwarming how much money has been raised.

“Scott has never asked anyone for anything. But people want to donate and help the family - that shows how popular she was.”

The family has been through tragedy as of late, with Adrian’s wife and Becky’s mum Maureen dying late last year.

Adrian has been raising money to donate TVs to Barnsley Hospital and has already handed over almost 30 to support those at the Gawber Road site.

Becky’s auntie, Patricia Richardson, added: “Becky left a lasting impression on anyone she met.

“We have been overwhelmed by the number tributes left for Becky on social media, it has been lovely to see she meant so much to so many people.

“She was the life and soul of any party, fiercely loyal to her family and friends and was the type of person who would do anything for anyone.

“We have been approached by lots of people who have asked if there is any way they can support Becky’s children Evan and Freddie as well as her partner Scott at this time.

“Therefore we have decided to set up this funding page to give people the chance to help.

“Any donations received will go directly to Scott to ensure that financial burdens are lessened and he can focus all of his attention on the wellbeing of himself and the boys at this time.”

Becky’s funeral will take place at Grenoside Crematorium on Friday at 2pm.

People are asked not to bring flowers.

To donate to the fundraiser, follow the link https://www.gofundme.com/f/becky-evans?attribution_id=sl:7b2728f0-4ad6-42a7-b311-862abd081957&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook