Hong Kong community raises HK$150,000 for cancer-stricken British expat David Coates to return home

A terminally ill British expat in Hong Kong had his final wish granted last week after neighbours and Post readers raised money to send him on a one-way trip home to reunite with his mother.
Cancer patient David Coates, 61, who will carry all manner of memorabilia from his 21 years in the city back to Middlesbrough in Britain, expressed gratitude to donors. “Thank you, everyone in Hong Kong,” wife Annmarie said on his behalf.
With more than HK$150,000 (US$19,100) raised for the…

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