A sponsored walk in honour of murdered Tui travel agent Cassie Hayes has raised more than £4,000.
Her family organised last month’s fundraiser to mark first anniversary of the assistant manager’s death.
The 28-year-old was killed at her Southport branch in January 2018, in what a judge called a “cold-blooded execution in public” by her lover’s ex-partner Andrew Burke.
He was jailed for a minimum of 26 years at Liverpool Crown Court.
The Northumberland Gazette reported that the six-mile walk has raised a total of £4,214 for two charities that helped the family cope after the murder.
The paper quoted Cassie’s mum Tracy saying: “What an amazing total we have reached for the outstanding charities, Victim Support and Abta Lifeline, who have given us great support and kindness.
“Myself and Nadine [Cassie’s sister] would like to thank everyone who took part in our charity walk for our beautiful girl Cassie and to everyone who helped raise and donated money to this amazing amount.
“Thank you all so much – our beautiful baby will be so proud of us all. You are truly amazing, thank you.”
About 60 walkers took part in the walk, which set off from the Shepherd’s Rest pub near Alnwick.
Among those walking were Cassie’s daughter Ruby, five, sister Nadine, 33, her grandmother Laura Fife, 83, nephew Leon, two, and niece Daisy, five.
The two customers who Cassie was serving when she was murdered also travelled from Southport to take part in the hike, which was organised by Tracy and Nadine.
Tracy told the Mirror last month that it has been “like living in a nightmare” since her daughter’s death.
Pictured: Tracy and Nadine Hayes.
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