The family of a former Heston restaurant owner is fundraising to bring him home following his death in the Philippines.

Guiseppe Muscas owned and ran Giuseppe's Helston - Authentic Italian Ristorante & Pizzeria in Wendron Street for around a decade until 2020, when the Covid pandemic hit.

He also had an allotment in Camborne, which he would enjoy spending many an hour in, chatting to other allotment owners.

Guiseppe then moved to the Philippines, where he had been living until his death last Sunday, May 5.

With no money to bring him home for a proper burial, his children have set up a Go Fund Me page to help raise the funds to repatriate him – either to the UK, or to Sardinia where his family are from.

Falmouth Packet: Guiseppe owned an Italian restaurant in Helston for around a decadeGuiseppe owned an Italian restaurant in Helston for around a decade (Image: Leah Muscas)

Guiseppe’s daughter Leah said: “I never thought I’d have to do this or even feel comfortable to ask, but my beautiful dad passed away [on] 5th of May 2024, in the Philippines.

“We are absolutely heartbroken that we are in this position and want to make sure we do all we can to make sure dad can be brought home to us, or to Sardinia to be with his family, instead of being left in the Philippines.

“If anyone can donate to support these fees, we would be eternally grateful.

“If you are unable to donate, please share.”

Initially unsure of the exact costs, the fundraiser was set up with a target of £6,000.

In an update, Leah said she had now been given the costs involved for repatriation, which come to just over £4,973 in total.

So far just over £2,300 has been raised. Donations can be made at

Leah has since added: “[With] any leftover funds we would like to build a memorial bench for dad to be located at the allotments in Camborne.

“He used to sit here all day. He loved it there and had some beautiful relationships with other allotment owners.”