Event in memory of shooting victims

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A FUND-RAISING night is being held in memory of three women killed in a shotgun rampage.

Bobby Turnbull has organised the event in memory of his mum Alison Turnbull, 44, sister Tanya Turnbull, 24, and aunt Susan McGoldrick, 47, who all died on New Year’s Day 2012 in Horden.

They were shot dead by Susan’s partner, Michael Atherton, 42, before he turned the gun on himself.

Atherton legally owned six weapons, including three shotguns, despite him having a history of domestic abuse.

The day-long event starts with a charity football match, followed by a night of music and entertainment to raise cash for charities that have since supported the family.

Four football teams will go head to head at Wingate Welfare park from 10am on October 25, followed by food and raffles at the Railway Crossings pub in Wingate. On the night, there will be live music from the band Crisis North East at Blackhall Community Centre, as organisers hope to raise more cash for the worthy causes.

The event starts at 6.30am and tickets are £5.

Bobby, 24, from Blackhall, said: “It will be nice for everyone to have a laugh, share memories and celebrate their lives. Anyone can come and support the football lads as well.”