A FUNDRAISING appeal has been launched to help the heartbroken family of a Wirral dad who died suddenly last week.

Will Jones was found in the bedroom of the home he shared with his mum Sharon Lee on King Street in Wallasey at around 10pm on Thursday.

Sharon had returned home from work at William Hill Bookmakers to find Will had passed away.

The cause of death is not yet known. Paramedics had tried to save Will, but he was pronounced dead at 10.24pm.

A former student of Oldershaw School in Wallasey, Will was just 26 and had a two-year-old daughter.

No funeral arrangements have been made yet.

Family friend Paula Harwood has set up a justgiving page - https://www.gofundme.com/f/ydzuef-one-team-one-family - to raise funds to help Will's mum Sharon.

Paula told the Globe this morning: "This has not only been devastating to her and her family but is felt throughout the William Hill family.

"Sharon said she is beyond heartbroken at the loss of her son. She was so upset yesterday when we found that out but I told her it will give us time to get some funding as she is a lone parent with her being the only breadwinner.

"I have set up this go fund me to help towards any costs as we all know not only funeral costs but also loss of wages can cause unnecessary upset at this already extremely hard time."

Wirral Globe:

Sharon Lee with son Will, who died on Thursday (June 2). Pictures courtesy of Paula Harwood

"If we can all put our arms around Sharon and help in a practical way I feel this would be the most helpful way to show our bond as not only colleagues but friends.

"Thankyou all so much for even the smallest amount can make the biggest difference.

"The company we work William Hill for has been amazing and supportive of Sharon and all staff who have been personally effected by this tragic loss.

"Like I said to my manager this could have been any of us as we all have children around that age. Absolutely devastated for Sharon and all her family."

Sharon said: "Now is not a time for pride, I just want my boys final journey to be the best we can give him."