18 Oct, 2019 @ 19:24
2 mins read

Fundraiser for ‘Scotty T’s last party’ eclipses target after Leicestershire man killed by motorbike while walking in Calpe


A FUNDRAISER has eclipsed its target amount to give ‘Scotty T his last party’ after the Leicestershire man was tragically killed by a motorbike in Calpe this week.

The GoFundMe page set up to contribute to Scott Taylor’s shock funeral is now close to hitting 8,000 gbp – well over its 5,000 target.

It comes as the 30-year-old Loughborough hairdresser was hit and killed by the motorbike while out walking on the N-332 in Calpe at 11.55pm last Sunday.

Brit Killed I Ncalpe
SCENE: An ambulance rushed to the scene could not saved the much-loved Leicestershire man

An ambulance rushed to the scene but emergency responders could not save the much-loved man.

The driver, age 40, was treated at the scene. It is not yet clear if he has been accused of any crimes.

Lifelong family friend Charlotte Maclennan, who set up the fundraiser, wrote: “I can’t believe I’m having to do this.

“Due to Scott’s parents using every last penny to get our Scotty home, there’s no spare money left for his funeral.

“Scott loved a good party. So I’m asking all that loved him to donate to help his family give their son, brother and our dearest, most special friend the biggest send off anyone has ever seen. 

“Please do this for Scott.”

Brit Killed In Calpe
‘MUCH LOVED’: Hundreds of people have written messages of support for the much-loved hair stylist

Charlotte told Leicestershire Live Scott had only been on holiday for two days when his boyfriend rang and a Spanish police officer picked up.

An English interpreter conveyed the tragic news that Scott had died. 

“People loved him, there were so many people that loved him,” Charlotte said.

She added Scott’s family – mum Tina, step-dad John, dad Julian and sisters Jodie, 27, and Kyla, 12 – have been ‘ripped apart’ by the incident.

A message on the Facebook page of Taylor & Co Hair and Beauty, where Scott had worked for two years, read: “Due to such tragic news off the loss of our family member, but also our team member of Taylor & Co, the salon will be closed for a few days for the rest of the team to process what has happened.”

Screenshot 2019 10 18 At 7 20 42 Pm
LAST PARTY: Donations have flooded in to fund Scott’s funeral after his family spent ‘every last penny’ on getting him home

Meanwhile condolences have flooded into the GoFundMe, with one donor saying they ‘always looked forward to having a chat’ with Scott.

“He had the best energy and always made me laugh. He was a gorgeous person inside and out and I can’t begin to imagine the pain those closest to him and his family must be going through.” 

No one should have to worry about costs after a loved one passes away and Scotty 100% deserves the best send off. 

“I’m absolutely gutted I won’t see his happy face again and my heart really goes out to everyone. He touched so many peoples lives in such a special way. He will always be remembered and missed.”

If you would like to donate please find the fundraiser here.

Joshua Parfitt

Joshua James Parfitt is the Costa Blanca correspondent for the Olive Press. He holds a gold-standard NCTJ in multimedia journalism from the award-winning News Associates in Twickenham. His work has been published in the Sunday Times, Esquire, the Mail on Sunday, the Daily Mail, the Sun, the Sun on Sunday, the Mirror, among others. He has appeared on BBC Breakfast to discuss devastating flooding in Spain, as well as making appearances on BBC and LBC radio stations.

Contact me now: joshua@theolivepress.es or call +44 07960046259. Twitter: @jjparfitt

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Riu Gorgos 768x516
Previous Story

Spain’s met office warns of another ‘torrential’ gota fría to hit the Costa Blanca from Monday

Next Story

Hero cop risks life to save dog from house inferno in Spain’s Andalucia

Latest from Costa Blanca

Go toTop

More From The Olive Press