"The Scullery" Girls
We are extremely proud to be supporting a very special charity for our next show -
"The Moira Fund".
This charity supports those traumatically bereaved by the murder or manslaughter of a loved one. This small but brilliant charity helps by making grants to those who need support, which includes access to counselling, access to respite, extra help with funerals costs, specific transport costs and needs which may arise and for which there is no current provision.
This charity has been established in memory of Moira Jones, who was murdered in Queens Park, Glasgow, in May 2008. We have chosen this charity in honour of Cathy Burke, our friend who was brutally murdered back in November 2017. The killer is currently serving a life sentence with a minimum of 29 years for killing a young woman Iuliana Tudos. He then confessed to killing Cathy weeks before Iuliana. He was sentenced on 19th July 2019 with another life sentence with a minimum of 40 years for Cathy's murder.
We want to dedicate our show to Cathy and her family; to Moira and her family and friends; and to all those who are suffering through the painful bereavement of their loved ones who have been cruelly taken away from them. Thanks to charities like "The Moira Fund", help and support is at hand, so that families and friends are not alone through their distressing journey.
For more information about the charity, please go to:
Beatrice Jones - Chair of "The Moira Fund"
(Photo taken from The Sunday Post article)
We have had the absolute honour to hear from Moira's mother herself - Beatrice Jones - who is the Chair of the charity.
Your email has come as a wonderful surprise..... It is so good for us that there are folk out there who really do understand the devastation visited on a family by murder - unfortunately that understanding often comes as a result of personal experience, like yours, and we would not wish that on anybody.
We would be absolutely delighted if you and "Saw It Here First Productions" raised money Moira's charity. That would be a really big deal for us - a wonderful one.
The Moira Fund is a very small charity, registered and established in 2009. We are a very small group of unpaid volunteers working out of our back bedroom to keep down running costs and we have no official funding whatsoever, are entirely dependent on donations and fundraisers, the goodwill of many caring others. We have been told however, that we "punch far above our weight" and to date have helped more than 1000 families nationwide in a variety of ways, families struggling to cope financially as well as emotionally with the loss of a loved one through murder. We can only do this with the help of folks like you and we are very grateful indeed.
I am very impressed by your website. It so clearly explains all that you do and want to do and why, it is succinct but at the same time infused with warmth.... I like it very much.
Elene, thank you so much. You have given me such a boost and you are raising our profile too, which is wonderful. Please let me know it we can help in any way in the time ahead.