Over £1,500 has been raised for the family of a man who died outside House of Fraser on Lincoln High Street.
Lincolnshire Police confirmed that they were investigating the death of a 34-year-old man, who was named locally as Lee Hunter, after officers and paramedics attended the scene during the morning of July 6.
Police described the death as unexplained but not suspicious.
Claire Gilbert set up a fundraiser on GoFundMe to help Lee’s family with a target of £500. By the time of publication it has already raised £1,525.
On the page Claire said: “It is with the deepest sympathy for a dear friend of ours that I am sadly having to set up this page.
“I am calling out to anyone that can help, even with the smallest donation, to help a family in one of the hardest times anyone would have to go through and that is burying your son.
“Sadly, Lee Hunter passed away on July 6 and it left his mother and family devastated.
“Not only has our dear friend Lynn now got to grieve the loss of her son, but has to try and finance a funeral to give him the dignified send off he truly deserves, and with very little spare money or savings, and already working every hour God sends to support herself and her family.
“So I call to anyone that can help, even the smallest donation, it will make a huge difference, and I know Lynn and her family will be overwhelmed to know how much we all can do when we pull together.”
Stefan Hunter paid tribute to his brother and told The Lincolnite: “Three days have passed now since losing Lee and it still seems surreal.
“His brother, sister, daughters and mum have lost a sibling, a father and a son.
“Words cannot explain the heartache and emptiness we are feeling right now, we are just lost.
“Lee may not have been the perfect person in many people’s eyes, but what we know is he had a massive heart and an annoying sense of humour that will forever stay with us.
“We will give you the best send off that you deserve Lee. Without doubt, it’s not a goodbye, it’s just a goodnight for nw. Fly high up there, we all love you so very much. From your loved ones Melissa, Stefan, Lynn and the three girls.”