Charity appeal to support DOI star Sean Rice’s wife Jodeyne reaches £12k
The Canadian ice skater – who took part in the ITV skating competition from 2011 to 2012 as a professional teacher – tragically passed away last Friday.
A friend set up a fundraiser to help Sean’s wife Jodeyne Higgins, who he won bronze in the Canadian pairs championships with, and daughter Signey.
The emotional description on the page on GoFundMe describes the late skater “a great man, a coach, son, friend, husband and popa bear”.
“A coach, son, friend, husband and poppa bear. It’s with immense sadness to say that Sean Rice has passed away,” close friend Mary White.
“Sean was a passionate, larger than life man who would stop and give to anyone who needed him. It’s with that same spirit, we are reaching out to everyone to pour prayers and love over Jodeyne and Signey during this very difficult time.
“So many people have reached out asking how they can help and so we have set up this go fund account to support Jodeyne and Signey at this time.
“Let’s take care of them the same way Sean always took care of others.”
Within a matter of hours, dozens of supporters had chipped in – collecting more than £12,000 of the £18,300 target for the family.