Caroline Flack’s ex Andrew Brady has set up a memorial fund dedicated to trans kids charity Mermaids
A memorial fund for Caroline Flack, the Love Island presenter who died by suicide last weekend, will be dedicated to trans children’s charity Mermaids.
The Caroline Flack Memorial Fund has been set up by Andrew Brady, the former Apprentice star who was engaged to Flack in 2018.
On the JustGiving page, Brady wrote: “Please join me in donating towards the Caroline Flack Memorial Fund.
“Mermaids was a charity that Caroline was very passionate about. May her legacy live on and be remembered for the bright, confident and smiley individual she was.
“Rest in peace Carrie x.”
Mermaids is a UK-based charity that supports transgender and gender-questioning young people and their families.
A Mermaids spokesperson said: “As a charity, we are of course grateful for the donations we receive and for Andrew’s support, though we have had no contact with either Andrew Brady or the late Caroline Flack’s family and were not aware of this JustGiving page prior to its launch.
“We received a message from Caroline Flack via her Twitter account in September 2017 and we are as grateful now, as we were then, for her kind words.
“We send our deepest sympathies to Caroline’s family and friends and wish them privacy at this difficult time.”
Go Susie ! Mermaids is a FANTASTIC charity supporting transgender children and teenagers ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ https://t.co/zzDX9uuLZ1
— caroline flack (@carolineflack1) September 12, 2017
Brady wrote a blog post to accompany the memorial fund in which he called for Love Island to be investigated and cancelled, writing that Flack’s death came after the deaths of contestants Sophie Gradon and Mike Thalassitis.
Brady said: “I don’t believe you’ve learned from your mistakes with Sophie and Mike. But you continue to produce these overnight celebrities.
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“Well, I hope now after Caroline’s death you will discover that what you are doing is entirely unethical.
“I call upon ITV to cancel Love Island entirely and for the government to make a full and independent investigation into the practices at ITV in both Love Island and the broader company as a whole. ”
Caroline Flack died at her home in London on Saturday, February 15.
The Samaritans are the UK’s suicide reduction charity and their free helpline number is 116 123.
More information about supporting trans children can be found on Mermaids website.