Hundreds take part in run to honour woman murdered in Glasgow Park

The annual Moira Run, in memory of Moira Jones who lost her life in 2008, took place in Queens Park.

Hundreds take part in run to honour woman murdered in Glasgow’s Queens Park Victim Support Scotland

Hundreds took to Glasgow’s Queens Park on Sunday for the annual Moira Run, in honour of Moira Jones who was murdered in 2008.

Victim Support Scotland (VSS) partnered with the Moira Fund to host the 5k run, which this year saw over 480 people signed up.

Several Victim Support Scotland staff, volunteers and families supported by the Support for Families Bereaved by Crime service took part in the event, which raised over £5,000 for the Moira Fund. 

Winner Richard Cooper finished in first place with a time of 19 minutes.

Bea Jones set up the run after her daughter was abducted in the park, just yards from her Glasgow home, and killed in May 2008.

The fund supports families who have lost a loved one as a result of violent crime.

VSS chief executive Kate Wallace said: “We were delighted to be given the opportunity to sponsor the Moira Run. The Moira Fund has been a long-standing partner of VSS, and greatly supports our Support for Families Bereaved by Crime service. 

“A huge thank you to everyone involved in organising the event, and all who took part to raise money and awareness in honour of the life of Moira Jones, and other families throughout Scotland who have been affected by murder and culpable homicide.” 

Bea Jones, founder of the Moira Fund said:”Despite the weather, I am delighted at the number of people who participated in the Moira Run to Queen’s Park Glasgow for another year to celebrate the life of Moira.   

“The Moira Run is an important annual event in Glasgow which brings together a wide range of people to Queens Park where Moira was murdered. Every year we become more and more grateful for their support and all the money raised, every penny of which is passed to families who have lost a loved one through murder. 

“I thank each and every one of the people who took part today, in person and virtually, and our volunteers, who play a massive part in organising this wonderful event.  

“I would like to extend a special thanks to our partners Victim Support Scotland for sponsoring this year’s event, ensuring it is able to go ahead this year. Without their support the Moira Run would not have been possible.”  

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