A daughter was "left in tears" after a good samaritan randomly paid for her father’s funeral.

Nicola Hall from Bracknell and her family found themselves in a desperate situation when their late dad David Hall died.

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He passed away unexpectedly on November 3, after recovering from a strangulated hernia and stroke earlier this year.

A fundraiser was set up in his memory to raise funds for the funeral with residents collectively donating more than £1,000.

However, yesterday (November 25) Nicola received an unexpected phone call which left her in "tears of happiness".

She said: "We really want this person to know how grateful we are as we have received an anonymous payment of £2,000 for our fathers funeral. We set up a go fund me page and was overwhelmed by the response. We tried everything to raise the funds and unfortunately we couldn’t so the funeral had to be postponed.

"I got a call from Cyril Lovegroves funeral home to say a kind person has donated £2000. We are truly blown away."

David had spent a total of seven months in hospital after becoming poorly.

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The resident who was "adored by everyone" in the Bracknell community was discharged to Berkshire care home but unexpectedly died three weeks after he was admitted.

The father was described by his daughter as being a true 'gent' who cared for his family.

Ms Hall said some kind words about her father David and said: "He was loved by so many people, always helped others and was a gent. He loved his family and friends. And everyone adored him.

"My happiest memory was seeing my dad walking for the first time after his stroke. The physio FaceTimed me so I could watch it! I was so so proud.

"I would like this Samaritan to know that we are truly grateful as a family if they ever do want to come forward we would really like to do something special for them but we are also grateful for everyone else’s donations too."