In May 2008, Moira Jones was brutally raped and murdered in Queen’s Park, Glasgow. Her parents, Hu and Beatrice and brother Grant are sadly now all too aware of the many and varied traumas associated with losing a loved one in such a way. They soon realised that not everyone in their situation has the strong support network that they have or the financial means to access the help and support needed. This inspired them to start an incredible charity in Moira’s memory, the Moira Fund, which, through grants, helps families who have lost loved ones to murder or manslaughter. These grants can help in practical ways such as paying for day to day necessities for those in financial straits due to the trauma they have experienced or aiding emotional wellbeing by, for example, enabling a child, whose parent has been murdered to go away on holiday for a few days. Since being set up, the Moira Fund has helped hundreds of families throughout the UK in their darkest days and is a fitting and powerful legacy to Moira.
To raise money for the incredible work done by the Moira Fund, we are going to walk a marathon a day (52.4 miles in total) via some of Glasgow’s parks on Tuesday the 21st of September and Wednesday the 22nd of September. Any donations would be very gratefully received.
Maureen and Kim
The Moira Fund is a fundraising grant-giving charity set up to help
those struggling financially as well as emotionally to cope with the
loss of a loved one through murder. It helps those families referred to
them by the police or homicide support services.