A trainee nurse died from coronavirus – leaving behind two young children she had been raising alone.
Naggayi Angella, a mental health nursing student, passed away from Covid-19 on Monday after being in a coma for two weeks.
Grieving children John Jeremiah Mugisha, aged eight, and daughter Annmarie Yiga, aged 12, described her as irreplaceable and ‘caring’.
Mother-of-two Angella worked part-time in community integrated care while studying at Edinburgh Napier University.
She was from Uganda and had earned a degree in social science from Nkumba University before moving to the UK where she had no family.
Prior to that she worked as a professional in the insurance sector in Kampala.
Her daughter Annmarie said: ‘I love everything about her and miss everything about her.
‘I love how she always took time to squeeze in her faith no matter how tired she was.’
She wrote on a fundraising page: ‘In life, we love you dearly, in death we love you still, in our hearts you hold a place no one will ever fill.’
And younger brother John added: ‘Mummy was a nice caring person who loved me so much.’
Organiser Ubuntu Gla is fundraising £10,000 to help the bereaved children, and to return their mother’s body to her home country.
So far more than £4,000 has been raised.
A tribute said written by the organiser reads: ‘We mourn the loss of our Amazing Grace, our soul sister and spiritual guide to COVID-19.
‘Angella was a devoted mummy to her two loving children who now walk alone, their heads held high, strong in their faith and always guided by the bright light of her deep love.
‘Angella was a single mother with no family in the UK; and she relished every moment of her motherly responsibility with utmost dedication.
‘She made a trail of memorable friends among children, young people and adults, touching lives and making true friends wherever she went.
‘Angella’s only wish until she slipped into a coma two weeks ago was for her children to be happy and successful.’
It comes as official figures revealed care home deaths have nearly tripled in a fortnight.
The Office for National Statistics found 1,705 care home residents died from the virus in the week ending January 22, up from 661 a fortnight ago.
The UK’s national statistics body also revealed care home residents make up almost a third of all Covid-19 fatalities.
To donate to the fundraiser for Angella, click here.
SOURCE: Daily Mail, Katie Feehan