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Foundation Set up in Memory of Woman Brutally Murdered in Leicestershire

The family of a woman who was murdered in Leicestershire, have set up a foundation in her name, which will help to protect women against violence.

The Megan Newborough Foundation will support charities to protect women against violence.

Picture: Megan Newborough

Megan was 23 when she was murdered by her boyfriend Ross McCullam at his home in Windsor Close, Coalville on August 6, 2021.

The Nuneaton resident met him through her job as a HR worker at Ibstock Brick, in North West Leicestershire, where he worked in a laboratory.

The first fundraiser for the Megan Newborough Foundation will be held on what would have been Megan’s 25th birthday – Saturday, August 12. Also fittingly it will be doing something she loved – dancing.

Entitled ‘Dance for Meg’, it will be an evening of barn and line dancing. It is being held at St Nicolas Parish Church in Nuneaton at 6.30pm and is for people of all ages.

Funds raised through the event will be donated to three charities including the White Ribbon Charity, which aims to address the root causes of violence against women.

Megan’s love of animals – especially her dog, Frank – inspired the second cause the foundation will support, the Dog’s Trust.

The charity, Killed Women, is the third cause that the foundation will support. It was launched last December as a network for bereaved families whose daughters, mothers, sisters or other relatives were killed by men. It aims to change the perception that these deaths and injustices are unavoidable tragedies to be expected and accepted.

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