Sunday, 20 February 2011| | | Support after Murder and Manslaughter (SAMM) Service at St. Mary's Cathedral, Middlesbrough
We were welcomed to the Cathedral Service by Ann Ming and Lil Sewell who
have both lost relatives due to murder. It was nice to meet them
again as we were at a Christmas Party event with them in Billingham.
Ann Ming worked very hard for several years to get the double
jeopardy laws rescinded by Parliament.
We were escorted to our seats at the front of the Cathedral and joined by Councillor Ray and Marjorie Goddard, the Mayor and Mayoress of Redcar & Cleveland, and also by Councillor Ron Lowes, a Cabinet Member from Middlesbrough Council. A Music Group were playing some delightful music while everyone took their seats before the service started.
It was a very moving service with a talk by a Salvation Army Officer about his childhood growing up in Nottingham. The congregation lit candles for each victim during a reading of the names of people who had died. Marjorie and I were amazed when the list was read out and it had over 80 Names on it.
After the service we joined everyone in the meeting room for a welcome cup of coffee and time to speak to people. We had photographs taken before we left for home.
Sunday 20th February 2011
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