Charity founded in memory of Kirsty Maxwell

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The Kirsty Maxwell Charity will offer advice, emotional and financial support to families who lose a loved one abroad

24th January 2020 by Gareth Jones 0 Comments

The family of a young woman who died while on holiday have set up a charity in her memory.

The Kirsty Maxwell Charity will offer advice, emotional and financial support to families who lose a loved one abroad.

Maxwell, 27, died while on a hen party weekend in Benidorm with friends in 2017. She was filmed asleep at about 6.50am - but about an hour later she fell to her death after entering an apartment on the floor above, which was occupied by five British men. The men were arrested but never charged.

Maxwell's parents, Brian and Denise Curry, told the BBC they did not want other families to experience what they went through after her death.

Brian Curry said families who were numb with grief needed help to deal with police, translate reports and get a legal adviser. The family hope to use their experience to help others in similar situations.

"That first 48 hours, if you can get that help, it can go a long way," he said.

"We didn't really have that help. We really missed out."