A FUNDRAISING campaign has been set up in the name of a Bolton dad who died in tragic circumstances.

David Cox, from Little Lever, died suddenly on December 6 last year because of an underlying heart condition.

As a tribute to him, friends and family have been donating money to the British Heart Foundation to fund future research and potentially life-saving medicines.

The campaign has currently raised more than £1,800 out of a target of £5,000.

A statement on fundraising site, GoFundMe, explained: "David passed away suddenly on December 6 due to an unknown underlying heart condition.

"The British Heart Foundation raises money to fund life saving medicines and research. We are therefore raising money in David's memory and donating it to this worthy cause."

A the moment there are donations from 52 people who have also left touching messages.

Mark Eades said: "David will remain an inspiration for so many long after today. He is greatly missed and will remain a guiding light well into the future."

Chris Donnelly added: "Such a kind man, willing to offer help and advice whenever needed."

Another anonymous donor said: "David had a true heart of gold. He was so inspirational and lived life doing what he loved.

"He will be missed by so many."

Anyone who wants to add to the fundraiser should visit: bit.ly/38PV34v.