Missing Jay Slater's mum Debbie Duncan gives update on new Tenerife plans for GoFundMe cash

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The mum of missing teenager Jay Slater has given an update on how some of the £48,000 raised to help find her son will be spent.

Donations to the GoFundMe appeal have so far reached £48,345 with more than 4,000 people supporting the fundraiser. Jay's mum Debbie Duncan has already revealed some of the cash will be used to support local volunteers involved in the search in Tenerife as well as paying for the family's accommodation expenses.

In a new update on the page, Debbie said that alongside money for local volunteers and mountain rescue, the family is also using some of the money to support the Brit searchers who have flown to the Spanish island to help find 19-year-old Jay, the Mirror reports.

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Debbie, from Oswaldtwistle, posted: "We are currently looking after Paul Arnett, putting together a package of any equipment and essentials he needs and going up to do a drop for him. We are also supporting Callum Fahim and his group with accommodation and other essentials. The remaining funds will continue to be used to support the rescue teams who are tirelessly searching for Jay as well as our own expenses as we remain in Tenerife looking for our boy."

Debbie also reiterated her gratitude to the Spanish authorities and volunteers who have been involved in the search for apprentice bricklayer Jay. He was last seen on June 17 after going to an Airbnb with two men he had met at the NRG music festival.

Debbie added: "Hi again everyone. Your generosity has been vast, and we are so grateful for all of your support and kindness during this unimaginable time for our family. As I said in my official statement, the Spanish police conducted a land search for 12 days which involved every resource they had available.

"Although the land search ended, the Spanish police still continue with their investigations into why Jay had travelled to the location so far away from his accommodation. We offer our sincere thanks to the Spanish authorities, who continue to follow lines of inquiries. In the meantime, we will continue to use part of the funds to support the volunteers working hard in the mountains to find Jay."

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