Civil servant Nicola Madden spoke online with her colleagues when she suffered a suspected heart attack and despite the actions of her quick-thinking daughter Charlotte (9), she could not be saved.
Picture: Stuart McDougall)
A much-loved mother died during an online business meeting when her petrified nine-year-old daughter tried to save her life.
The tragic Nicola Madden, 43, was on a conference call when she experienced a suspected heart attack on Tuesday afternoon.
Young Charlotte quickly called her father, Stuart McDougall LiverpoolEcho report, but a popular Waterloo public servant, Merseyside, could not be rescued.
A GoFundMe the site was erected in her memory and raised £ 4,000 in just 24 hours.
The devastated Mr McDougall said: “If you look at GoFundMe or any online thing, you will see that there have been a lot of responses.
“She touched a lot of people. I’ve been with her for almost 20 years, we have a nine-year-old daughter.
“We really broke up, but we were still very good friends. Most don’t even have that luxury. But it’s still painful. No one could say bad things about her.
“You don’t meet a lot of people like that now. She’s worked in a lot of places over the years, so there are a lot of people in all these different jobs who came in and said how much they miss her.”
He continued: “It’s hard to describe things in words. She was just a good character that everyone liked very much.”
Stuart highlighted the impact the money raised through GoFundMe will have, as “you don’t plan to save money for your funeral in your 40s”.
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The milkman added: “The amount of money raised speaks volumes. No one expects him to die in his 40s. You are not planning to save money for his funeral in his 40s, so this is a great help to members of the public.
“Someone invested £ 500 yesterday. It’s a company that threw £ 500. It was a company that was linked to the work where she worked. It’s one job that invested that money just like that. Not at all. i think he also actually worked for them.
“It will help a lot for the funeral.”
Click to donate to GoFundMe, which is set up to help cover funeral expenses here.