A FUNDRAISING appeal has been set up to help support the mother of a Wirral man found dead in woodland earlier today.

Robert Bigland, 40, was reported missing from his home in Moreton yesterday. 

His body was discovered in woodland close to Pasture Road in Moreton just before 1pm today. His death is not being treated as suspicious.

Chantelle Hudson, whose parents are neighbours of Robert's mother Pam, has set up a Gofundme page to help his family with funeral costs.

In a message on the page, Chantelle said: "I would just like to get as much help for his mum who is going through the worse possible thing any parent can go through.

"I will do my best to raise as much as a can for her to make this time even a little bit easier to get through."

"I have set this go fund me page up on behalf of my mum and dads next door neighbour.

"She sadly lost her son today after him being missing.

"Today he gained his wings.

"She lives alone with her son who has done everything he could to look after her as there was only them.

"This was so sudden and she is really upset at the moment and stressing out really bad as she has nothing in place and can just about afford to live now that she is alone.

"I would appreciate anything as little as £1 towards helping her through such a hard time.

"She hasn’t only lost her son but the person who was helping her live also! Anything would be so appreciated to get her through this sad time.

"Even if you can’t afford nothing as I no people are struggling at the moment a share will go a long way."

To help Chantelle raise funds for Robert's family go to: https://gofund.me/66f0f242

Related story: https://www.wirralglobe.co.uk/news/19361247.body-missing-wirral-man-robert-bigland-found-woodland/