A GoFundMe page has been set up to help four children in Kildare left tragically orphaned after their father died of Covid-19

55 year old Miguel Plangca from the Philippines had lived in Naas for two decades, working in Green Isle Foods and sending home money to his family.

However, when his wife died of cancer in 2015, four of his children now aged from 12 to 21, joined him in Naas.

Mr Plangca was admitted to Naas General Hospital on April 1st but died of Covid-19 last week. The children, one of whom has a disability, are being cared for by their aunt.

Two of the children were also diagnosed with Covid 19 and have recovered.

The GoFundMe initiative has been organised by the Kildare Filipino Community and the country’s consulate in Ireland.

The family also asked for prayers and for prayers for all affected by the pandemic.