It is with an extremely heavy heart that the Lawless family have had to set up this GoFundMe page to ask for donations.
The insurance company that had provided a policy for Séamus (Shay) are currently not providing assistance with the search and rescue. Shay achieved his lifelong dream on the morning of Thursday 16th May when he reached the peak of Mount Everest. Tragically, on his descent, Shay fell and has been missing since.
With the weekend upon us, we, the family of Shay, have been left with no other option but to ask for assistance in raising funds to gather a team of expert Sherpas to locate and bring our beloved Shay home to Ireland. Time is of the essence in the search mission and the costs of running this mission are substantial.
Shay Lawless is 39 from Bray, Co Wicklow. He set out on this incredible journey to summit Mount Everest not only to challenge himself but to raise vital funds on behalf of Barretstown, a charity that provides respite and recreation to children with serious illnesses.
At this moment in time we have little to no information about what happened on Thursday 16th May, nor do we know the current location of Shay. It is our priority to locate him and bring him home and we appreciate all the support that can be offered as we face this hugely challenging situation.