A CROWDFUNDING page has been set up to help support the young son of a mother who died suddenly aged 29.

Kirsty Perkins, who worked for a Brighouse-based firm Faith PR, died suddenly last month.

Now a Justgiving page has been set up to support her husband Shaun and their son, Casey, aged two, who has cystic fibrosis, and ‘help towards Casey’s future adventures’.

Touched by Kirsty’s death on September 13, the initial modest fundraising target of £50 was quickly smashed and the running total now stands at £2,180.

The Justgiving page says: “Kirsty was a special person. Independent and of strong opinions that everyone should be treated the same way.

“Although he has cystic fibrosis, Kirsty was determined Casey had the same experiences as any other little boy.

“We will continue to fulfil her wishes and any donations, in lieu of flowers, will go towards helping Casey’s future adventures.”


Tributes from her colleagues at Faith PR, where Kirsty, who lived in Mirfield, worked as the agency’s social and digital lead, have also been paid.

Stefanie Hopkins, founder and managing director, described Kirsty as a ‘much-loved, talented, loyal and valued member of Faith PR who made an impression from day one when she joined as an intern in 2014’.

Stefanie said Kirsty quickly grew to become an important member of the team who forged a unique role for herself, taking the lead on the social media and digital side of the business.

She said: “We have been inundated with condolences and messages from Kirsty’s clients, colleagues, friends and contacts – some of whom worked with her seven years ago, which is testament to the impression she made on people.

As a team, we are struggling to comprehend that she has gone. Kirsty was beautiful with a brilliant sense of humour. Kirsty is simply irreplaceable, and we will miss her so very much but her legacy at Faith will always live on. Our thoughts and love go out to her family

Tom Coates, account director, described Kirsty as a pillar of strength and reassurance. He said: “In my two spells working with Kirsty, I learned an absolutely incomprehensible amount from her.

“Her knowledge and toughness were incredible and humbling to behold.

“Alongside Stefanie and Carl, she has been a major part of why Faith is what it is today, and instrumental in its success, while others have come and gone.

“She has vocally championed junior members of staff, including those with us now, and has been a brilliant mentor to so many who’ve come through these doors.”

Mr Coates added: “I’ve seen their development under her guidance with my own eyes.

“What Kirsty stood for, what she achieved and who she was shines brighter and leaves a lasting impact.”

Nicole Jowett, Faith’s office manager, worked with Kirsty from her first day as an apprentice in 2015.

She said: “I didn't have a clue what I was doing, but I have Kirsty to thank for a big part of where I am today and a lot of what I've learned is down to her.

"We often joked that we'd both worked at Faith so long, we'd become part of the furniture.

“I knew I could always rely on her to give me honest advice, to help me when something wasn't working, a second pair of eyes when something didn't quite look right or to teach me something new (and to tell me to stop stressing).

"Even if she didn't have the answer, she'd always try her best to help, even if she was busy herself.

“I can only hope that she knew how much help she was to myself, and all of us at Faith, and how much we loved her.”

Go to justgiving.com/crowdfunding/kirstyperkins-inmemory-forcasey to make a donation.