A FUNDRAISING page has been set up to help the grieving family of Wayne Coventry afford the costs of the Bromsgrove man's funeral.

Father-of-three Mr Coventry, 36, was found dead at a house in Humphrey Avenue on Monday, October 14.

Cordelia Farrell, 37, from Birmingham, was arrested in connection with his death four days later and has been charged with murder.

Wayne's cousin Katie Gould is appealing for donations to help the family, who "never thought" they would have to plan his funeral at such a young age.

Katie has set up a GoFundMe page to not only help to pay for Wayne's funeral but also to purchase for Christmas presents for his three children.

She hopes the fundraising drive can raise £2,000.

In an appeal for donations, Katie wrote: "Many of you may know that my cousin Wayne was cruelly taken from us on 14/10/19.

"It happened so suddenly and no one was prepared for the grief it would cause.

"As a family we never thought we would have to plan a funeral for a man in the prime of his life.

"The cost of funerals can be astronomical and a huge financial burden.

"This is not something we thought we would need to do but we are asking for help towards the costs of Wayne's funeral.

"Any amount you can spare, no matter how small, would be greatly appreciated and help give a man who adored his three children the send-off he deserves.

"Wayne was also working hard to raise money for his children's Christmas presents by selling clothing.

"This was unfortunately cut short so some of the money raised would be used to ensure his children receive the gifts he was wishing to give them."