Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Victims' Gratitude for Public's Generosity

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Victims' Gratitude for Public's Generosity

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Byline: By Brenda Hickman

Murder victims' families today gave thanks for a public fund-raising effort.

The North of England Victims' Association (NEVA) is made up of families who have suffered the loss of loved ones through crime.

The charity had received initial financial support from the Home Office, but now victims' relatives have to raise money to keep the group going.

For the first time NEVA chairman David Hines has asked members to help fund its annual conference.

Harry Hammond, who lost his grandson Wesley Neailey, 11, to killer paedophile Dominic McKilligan, was the first victim to offer a helping hand.

He and his wife Pam, along with Wesley's mother, Liz, held a fundraising night.

Today Mrs Hammond, who also suffered the tragic loss of her daughter in an arson attack, today thanked the public for their efforts.

"We raised pounds 1,000 from the night and we are grateful to everyone who turned up and donated.

"It was a tremendous response following an appeal in the Chronicle. …

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