Local resident, Helen Mander, sadly died on Thursday 22nd July.
She drowned while swimming at Drapanias beach.
She leaves behind her husband, Frank, and their family of 2 daughters, 2 sons, their respective partners and her 9 grandchildren. The family ask for privacy while they mourn.
Helen had a huge affection for animals, referring to her own four as her furry children! Through her years in Crete she has rescued, fostered and adopted many abandoned puppies.
The family are raising funds for Amber’s Hope Animal Rescue – Crete in memory of Helen. This is the charity that she supported, which takes in and re-homes dogs from across the island to other parts of Europe.
If you would like to donate you can either
1) use the Just Giving page: