THE father of a young mum found dead at home has thanked the people of Wrexham for helping the family come to terms with the tragedy.

Mark Harvey of Ponciau praised the ‘many acts of great kindness and generosity’ from people across the county since the death of Leah Ingham.

His words come as the family prepare to say a final farewell at Leah’s funeral tomorrow.

The 25-year-old mother of two was found dead at her home in Montgomery Road, Wrexham on February 8.

Since then there has been a huge outpouring of grief and shock from those who knew her, with more than 4,000 people joining a tribute site on Facebook.

Mr Harvey said: “We have received many, many messages, cards and flowers from members of the public.

"We are also aware that there are a number of fundraising initiatives being carried out.

“We would like to thank everyone for the support which they have shown.”

Among the public efforts to help Leah Ingham’s son Callum, four and two-year-old daughter Megan is a collection which has been taking place in Wrexham and surrounding villages.

Leanne George, of Plas Madoc, is heavily involved in the fundraising drive and was a childhood friend of Leah.

She said: “The way that people are trying to help just goes to show how much she meant and how much we care. The memories we have of Leah will live on,” she said.

Leanne added that she is intending to gather in the cash collection buckets at the weekend or early next week.

The funeral service is to be held at 10am on Friday at Pentrebychan Crematorium.

Brian Buckley, 41, of no fixed address, has appeared at Mold Crown Court charged with murdering Leah Ingham.

He was remanded in custody to appear back at the court on April 16.