Campaign in memory of murdered Norwich mum Kerri McAuley short-listed for national award

PUBLISHED: 16:52 14 May 2018 | UPDATED: 16:52 14 May 2018

Picture of Kerri McAuley. Submitted by Kerri's family.

Picture of Kerri McAuley. Submitted by Kerri's family.


A campaign which helped raise more than £10,000 for a domestic violence charity following the murder of a Norwich woman is in line to scoop a national award.

Kerri McAuley, 32, suffered 19 injuries to her head and face following a “sustained and brutal” attack by her former partner and serial abuser Joe Storey, who then left her to die alone in her Norwich home.

Following the fatal attack, on January 8 last year, and the conviction of Storey last summer, the EDP launched Kerri’s Campaign in her memory.

The campaign sought to raise £10,000 to kit out Leeway’s new domestic violence safe house in memory of the mother of two.

It took just over a month from the campaign’s launch, in November last year, to not only reach the target but break through the £11,000 mark by Christmas Day.

And now the campaign, which was supported by Kerri’s family, has been nominated for a national award - and we need your help.

Local Newspaper Week’s Making a Difference campaign highlights the power of local newspapers to campaign for positive change in the communities they serve.

Kerri’s Campaign is one of almost 30 local newspaper campaigns over the past year which have been shortlisted for the Making a Difference award at the Regional Press Awards.

A three-day public vote for the best campaign went live on Monday.

The winner will be announced at the Society of Editors Regional Press Awards, which are being held in London on Friday, by News Media Association chairman David Dinsmore.

The EDP launched the campaign which received fantastic backing from the public, with people organising events and collections to help meet the target.

It was one of our quickest campaign successes in the newspaper’s history and will do real, lasting good in the community we serve.

The shortlisted campaigns all delivered meaningful change to their communities, including the Manchester Evening News’ powerful campaign #WeStandTogether following the arena attack in 2017, which raised £1.5 million in a day for families of the victims.

You can vote for the campaign via the Local Newspaper Week’s website.

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