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Fundraiser to pay for stabbing victim’s funeral passes target

PUBLISHED: 11:59 06 July 2020 | UPDATED: 11:59 06 July 2020

Gemma Cowey, often known as Gemma Lynne Marjoram, died in Thorpe St Andrew. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary

Gemma Cowey, often known as Gemma Lynne Marjoram, died in Thorpe St Andrew. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary

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A fundraiser to pay for the funeral of a woman who was stabbed to death in Thorpe St Andrew has reached its target – but the organiser is hoping for more to give the leftover cash to her three bereft children.

Sophie Baldwin, an old school friend of Gemma Cowey, has launched a fundraiser to help the mother-of-three's family with funeral costs. Picture: Sophie BaldwinSophie Baldwin, an old school friend of Gemma Cowey, has launched a fundraiser to help the mother-of-three's family with funeral costs. Picture: Sophie Baldwin

Gemma Cowey, also known as Gemma Lynne Marjoram, was murdered at a former Victorian mental health hospital on Friday, June 19.

Sophie Baldwin, an old school friend of the 38-year-old, set up a fundraiser to help her family pay for funeral costs and reached the £5,000 target within three days.

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The total currently stands at more than £6,300, and Miss Baldwin is hoping to get to £7,500.

She said: “Let’s try to get this to 150pc to help support Gemma’s family with the upbringing of Gemma’s three children aged 4, 6 and 16.

“Thank you for your help and support – we have done a fantastic job in raising this much. Please, please keep sharing.”

To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/gemma-cowey


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