More than £1,000 raised following tragic death of Romford man Tom Jarvis in Ibiza
PUBLISHED: 09:32 18 July 2016 | UPDATED: 14:26 18 July 2016
Friends of a 21-year-old who died while on holiday in Ibiza this weekend have raised more than £1,000 for his funeral.
Tom Jarvis, who would have turned 22 tomorrow, drowned in the sea close to the popular resort of San Antonio.
His body was found by coastguards early on Saturday morning.
Friend of the management trainee from Romford, Peter Dorling, set up a fundraising page to raise money for Tom’s funeral by taking part in the London to Southend bike ride.
He set a target of £500 but has surpassed his goal with £1,273 donated so far.
Peter said: “It’s just a good way to raise a bit of money to make things a bit more manageable.
“Let’s all get together and show the world how loved he was!”
Friends of Tom have been paying tribute to him on social media describing him as “lovely” and a “true gentleman”.
Tom attended Robert Clack School in Dagenham.
In a statement, Robert Clack headteacher Sir Paul Grant said teachers and pupils alike spoke very highly of Tom.
“It was clear to us all that he was a young man destined to achieve very well in life,” he said.
“His death is a truly tragic loss. All of our school community send our thoughts and prayers to his family and friends at this desperate time.”
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