MORE than £22,000 has already been raised to help towards a great send off for PJ and towards raising his amazing children Jude and Jasmine after his sudden death this week.

425 people have so far donated to the appeal.

Here’s Mike Pett: “To all the amazing people that have donated so far, your brilliant THANK YOU!

The beautiful comments from so many people just goes to show what a great man PJ, how many people he took time to connect to and how loved he was.

Truly amazed and grateful to everyone. Pett x”

He was incredibly well known in the Eastbourne community.

An emotional tribute has been paid on the JustGiving page:

“Remembering PJ

Today is a very difficult day having lost PJ yesterday, he was such a loved and special man and not only by Stacey, Jude and Jasmine and the rest of his family but also to many, many friends in and around Eastbourne.

PJ was an amazing and inspirational guy, best man to many and the central pin to so many different friendship circles and always knew the way to the beach. He played a pivotal role in making sure a very diverse set of friends all stayed in touch and kept the fun times coming. He was very special to so many and life will not be the same without him and his biceps in our lives.

He will be missed by many and I would like to invite you all to share some words, pictures and memories that you have of PJ.

Our thoughts are with Stacey, Jude, Jasmine and the family at this very sad time and I hope that this page can help them and you.

Thank you, Pett. xx”

Eastbourne Borough FC posted this tribute: “Everyone at Eastbourne Borough Football Club sends their deepest condolences to anyone involved in the sad event at Pevensey and Westham Football Club.

Thinking of all involved and all at the club. One Club, One Community.”

To pledge, go to Crowdfunding to help towards a great send off for PJ and towards raising his amazing children Jude and Jasmine on JustGiving