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Kate Garraway's heartbreaking despair as she pleads to stop 'unsettling post making demands' following Derek Draper's death

Kate Garraway's heartbreaking despair as she pleads to stop 'unsettling post making demands' following Derek Draper's death

Support has flooded in for the Good Morning Britain star

Kate Garraway has issued a heartbreaking plea to her local council over 'unsettling post making demands' following her husband Derek Draper's death.

The 56-year-old grieving GMB presenter announced Derek died aged 56 back in January after suffering with the long-term effects of Covid.

Last night (16 April), Kate took to X to share with her 524.6k followers that she had received something 'unsettling' come through her postbox addressed to her late husband.

She revealed she had been trying for well over a week to speak with someone about Derek's passing after receiving the post.

Tagging Haringey Council in the tweet, she pleaded: "Please help - have been trying for ten days sold to speak to someone about my husband passing away - following unsettling post making demands which obviously he can’t respond to."

Kate also explained she could not 'get through' to an advisor, adding: "Again today nearly 50 mins wait & before I could…."

She then continued in an additional tweet: "@haringeycouncil … the man put me straight back to the beginning - another 20 mins and then it timed out as shuts at 5pm."

Kate Garraway took to X to open up about the 'unsettling post' she received.

The presenter finished up her pleas writing: "Is there a bereavement service or SOMETHING!!!!"

Kate's fans have since rushed in to offer their condolences and kind words of support after her posts with one Twitter user suggesting: "If you can Kate, turn up at their offices and refuse to leave until they finally do something."

A second penned: "This is just typical. What a terrible thing to be dealing with after everything that has happened to your family. So sorry for you Kate."

"This is so wrong on every level!" sympathised a third. "Kate has enough on her plate, respond to her now."

Another added: "Kate so sorry you are having such a problem along with everything else. Go down the email or local councillor. Good luck!"

The GMB presenter directly addressed the council in a bid to get the issue resolved.

A final user advised: "Get hold of your local councillor if you can. So sorry to hear you have this on top of everything else you and your family have endured."

Haringey Council has since responded to Kate's tweet earlier this morning (17 April) writing: "Hello Kate. I'm sorry to hear that.

"Please send us a DM and provide the details of your enquiry along with your contact details and I'll see what i can do to help. Thank you. PS."

If you have experienced a bereavement and would like to speak with someone in confidence, contact Cruse Bereavement Care via their national helpline on 0808 808 1677.

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Topics: Celebrity, Good Morning Britain, Kate Garraway, Social Media, UK News