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£2,600 raised in one day for John Kiltie who was killed whilst washing his car in Girvan

Ayrshire and beyond has come together to show love and respect to family and friends of Stagecoach bus driver John Kiltie, after he was stabbed to death just outside his home in Girvan, Ayrshire, while washing his car.

Over £2,600 has already been raised for John's family in one day.

Nearly £3,000 raise to help Ayrshire bus driver and dad of 4 John Kilties family.

The fundraising campaign set up by a Stagecoach colleagues and friends, speaking to one of John's colleagues, Craig Gemmell told the Ayrshire Daily News:

"This fundraising page was set up on behalf of John's colleagues at Stagecoach and his friends, we are all completely in shock at what has happened and wanted to find a way to help and support his family.

"I contacted another driver who is a close friend of John and we decided to set up the page so that anyone who knew john and anyone in the Girvan and Ayrshire community who would like to contribute would be able to." It is understood John confronted someone who vandalised his car outside his home in Park Road, Girvan.

The father of four was found by Police in his garden just after 11am on Saturday, officers used CPR but could not resuscitate him.

If you would like to donate to the GoFund me for John Kiltie please head over to -

Other local companies are getting involved like Just for Dogs in Maybole, they are holding a Dog Wash Fundraiser on Saturday the 4th of June from 9am to 4pm, with all proceeds going to John Kilties GoFundMe Page.

A spokeswoman for Stagecoach said: “We understand that one of our employees was fatally injured in an incident at his home this morning. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with his family and we will provide support to them and his colleagues during this very sad time.”

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