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Collection at Lowestoft Town helps Kerri’s Campaign close in on £10,000 target in murdered mother’s memory

PUBLISHED: 12:37 24 December 2017

Bucket collection for Kerri's Campaign by Tony White and Paul Roberts at the Lowestoft Town fixture against Harlow. Kerri McAuley's brother Rory, plays for Lowestoft Town.
Picture: Nick Butcher

Bucket collection for Kerri's Campaign by Tony White and Paul Roberts at the Lowestoft Town fixture against Harlow. Kerri McAuley's brother Rory, plays for Lowestoft Town. Picture: Nick Butcher

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A campaign to raise £10,000 for a domestic abuse charity in the memory of murdered mum Kerri McAuley has moved hundreds of pounds closer to its goal.

Bucket collection for Kerri's Campaign by Tony White and Paul Roberts at the Lowestoft Town fixture against Harlow. Kerri McAuley's brother Rory, plays for Lowestoft Town.
Picture: Nick Butcher Bucket collection for Kerri's Campaign by Tony White and Paul Roberts at the Lowestoft Town fixture against Harlow. Kerri McAuley's brother Rory, plays for Lowestoft Town. Picture: Nick Butcher

Ms McAuley was beaten to death by Joe Storey in January, and for the past month this newspaper has been campaigning to raise £10,000 for Leeway in her memory.

On Saturday, a collection was held outside the ground of Lowestoft Town ahead of the club’s match against Harlow Town, with Ms McAuley’s brother Rory among the ranks at the Trawlerboys.

Fans attending the game put more than £300 into collection buckets on the day, with further donations from the players expected to bring that figure beyond £500.

Mr McAuley said: “The club has been incredibly supportive throughout everything that has happened and this really means a lot to us as a family. They held a minute of applause after she died and have been really welcoming to my nephews.

“Kerri was an incredibly giving person herself, so it means so much to see people donating so much - particularly at this time of year. I know if she was still with us and this had happened to somebody else she would’ve been 100pc behind it.”

To donate and help the campaign beat its £10,000 goal, visit the Kerri’s Campaign Justgiving page.

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