Tributes have been made to a ‘highly respected’ and ‘much-loved’ paramedic who worked for the Welsh Ambulance Service Trust (WAST).
Charlotte Cope sadly died on Monday the 13 of April.
Emergency Services News understands that Charlotte died at home and that the emergency services had responded to her address following a 999 call.
Fellow paramedic, Connor Quinn, paid tribute to Charlotte on a JustGiving page that has been set up to help Charlotte’s family with the cost of her funeral.
On the JustGiving page, Conor said:
“Charlotte Louise Cope, my close friend and colleague was tragically taken too soon at the young age of 23 on the 13 of April 2020.
“A very promising and proud South Wales paramedic adored by all who knew her, she had carried the weight of the world on her small shoulders in silence for far too long.
“Her heartwarming nature could be felt by everyone in her presence to which she was completely oblivious, this made her all the more special.
“I think I am speaking on behalf of all her friends and colleagues when I say we are heartbroken and devastated and we all miss and love you so much.
“To her she was just another ordinary girl, but to us she was that one little bit of happiness and cheer we are often looking for within the ambulance service, especially at these unpredictable times.
“I am asking colleagues, friends and the public to please try and give generously to help raise money to cover funeral costs and to support a grieving family through an extremely difficult time.
“Especially as we will be unable to attend due to the current pandemic.
“I understand these are financially hard times and there are lots of other fundraisers currently running, but even the smallest of donation will be appreciated.
“Sleep tight Charl”.
Emergency Services News understands that Charlotte was at home when she took her own life, having completed what would be her final shift the day before.
A source told Emergency Services News that Charlotte had been in ‘good spirits’ the day before she took her own life.
A source told Emergency Services News:
“It’s hard to comprehend losing one of your own in circumstances like this.
“So young and always put others first both in work and in her personal life”.
On a post shared in our Facebook Group, one member commented:
“Charlotte was in my house Sunday taking care of my children’s mum and didn’t leave until she was okay.
“Thank you Charlotte for everything you were doing.
“My respect and condolences go out to Charlotte’s family, friends and colleagues”.
To visit Charlotte’s JustGiving page, click here: gofundme.com/f/in-loving-memory-of-charlotte-cope-paramedic
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